Save the Date: Royals Give Back on Saturday March 21, 2015

Thank you to all who came out to the 2015 Day of Service projects on March 21. We had over 190 alumni, parents, students and friends participate at the various sites. Through meaningful service projects hosted by Scranton alumni and parents, this initiative engages alumni, parents, students and friends from around the nation in shared service that demonstrates the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education. You certainly are “men and women for others."

During this Lenten season we invite participants to meditate and reflect on your participation in the Day of Service. Download the Day of Service Reflection Questions to help you in this journey of giving back to others.

For more information please contact Marge Gleason, Coordinator of Alumni Engagement at margery.gleason@scranton.edu.

    The Scranton Club of the Chesapeake

  • Ambrose Kennedy Park Clean Up
    • Saturday, March 21, 2015
      Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
      Volunteers are asked to arrive 15 minutes early
      Coffee and pastries will be available

      Ambrose Kennedy Park
      the Junction of Harford Ave and Eager Street
      Baltimore, MD

      Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer with The 6th Branch to clean up Ambrose Kennedy Park in Baltimore City. The 6th Branch fosters local community service by military veterans and civilians.

      Please come out to this meaningful project and make a difference!

      **Wear warm work clothing for outdoor clean-up. Tools and supplies will be provided.


      Alumni contact: Christy Bric '93 at christybric@verizon.net

      Join our Facebook group!

      Register today: https://www.regonline.com/DayofServiceChesapeake

  • The Scranton Club of Lehigh Valley

  • Allentown Rescue Mission in Allentown, PA
    • Donate food for breakfast, cook, serve and clean up for homeless men at the mission, a homeless shelter in downtown Allentown. 

      The Allentown Rescue Mission has been serving the needs of the homeless and needy in the Lehigh Valley for more than 100 years. The Mission provides rescue, rehabilitation and restoration for homeless men in crisis.

      Time of service project: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

      Location: 355 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA

      Immediately following the project Rev. Mark Searles '08 will celebrate Mass for volunteers and others from the alumni community who want to join at  Sacred Heart Church of Allentown 337 N 4th Street.

      Miscellaneous information: Volunteers will help with the purchase of food for meals for about 55-60 men and complete a little food prep prior to the event, i.e., peeling and cubing of potatoes. On the day of the event, our group will arrive at 8:00 a.m., cook meals, serve two shifts: one at 10:00 a.m. and another at 10:30 a.m.; do some minor clean up and finish around noon. All volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer form and bring to the event.

      Alumni contact: David Erdman '81, david.erdman@mcall.com

      Number of volunteers required: 8

      Join our Facebook group!

      Register today: https://www.regonline.com/DayofServiceLehighValley

  • The Scranton Club of New England

  • Cradles to Crayons in Brighton, MA
    • Volunteers will be sorting through donations and will participate in other various tasks.

      Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need. Click here for more information

      Time of service project: 10:00 a.m. to Noon

      Location: 155 North Beacon St. Brighton, MA

      Miscellaneous information: All volunteers must also register through this link in addition to registering here and enter code a0RC000000FbOs6.

      Alumni contact: Tara Cleary '04, taracleary@gmail.com

      Register Today: THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY

  • The Scranton Club of New York

  • Liberty Avenue Middle School, Brooklyn
    • Saturday, March 21, 2015
      Time: 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

      Liberty Avenue Middle School
      350 Linwood Street
      Brooklyn, NY 11208

      Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer at the Liberty Avenue Middle School in Brooklyn, N.Y. in conjunction with Publicolor,

      Our volunteers will be working with the Liberty avenue students painting the inside of the school!

      Please come out to this meaningful project and make a difference!

      **Please wear clothes suitable for painting. Supplies will be provided.

      Register today: https://www.regonline.com/DayofServiceLibertyAveBrooklyncopy

  • The Scranton Alumni Club of Northeast Pennsylvania

  • St. Joseph's Center, Scranton
    • Saturday, March 21, 2015

      Time: 10:00 a.m.-Noon

      St. Joseph's Center

      2010 Adams Avenue
      Scranton, PA 18509

      Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer at St. Joseph's Center in Scranton. Volunteers will be introduced to and then escort people in their wheelchairs to the activity room. Once there, the volunteers will assist the residents with some games and other activities. Volunteers will then escort their St. Joseph's partner back to the living area.

      Please come out to this meaningful project and make a difference!

      Register today: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1671926

  • The Scranton Club of the Midwest

  • St. Vincent De Paul Society in Madison, Wisconsin
    • Saturday, March 21, 2015
      Time: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


      St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
      2033 Fish Hatchery Road
      Madison, WI 53713

      Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry!

      Our volunteers will be stocking food pantry shelves, sorting donations, loading cars with groceries, and/or serve as hosts for the clients. Hosting involves assisting clients with selecting the food that they need using a point system to "purchase" items in the pantry.

      Please come out to this meaningful project and make a difference!

      **It is ideal that volunteers wear comfortable shoes and wear a coat that is appropriate for the weather since the hosts will assist the clients with loading their vehicles.
       

      Register today: https://www.regonline.com/DayofServiceMadisonWI

  • Bridgeport Catholic Academy in Chicago
  • The Scranton Alumni Club of Philadelphia, PA

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
    • Saturday, March 21, 2015
      Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or Noon - 4:00 p.m.

      Habitat for Humanity ReStore
      2930 Jasper Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19134 

      Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore !

      Volunteers will help unload trucks of furniture, move merchandise, set up displays, organize, clean, fix things, put things back together, and have fun!

      Questions? Contact Mare McKeever '10 at mckeeverm2@gmail.com

  • Scranton Club of Washington DC

  • Arlington Food Assistance Center
    • Arlington Food Assistance Center
      2708 South Nelson Street
      Arlington, VA

      Time: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

      The Arlington Food Assistance Center is a community-based non-profit that provides supplemental groceries to Arlington residents in need. Our volunteers will be helping to bag oatmeal, rice and beans and do other behind-the-scenes tasks.
       
      ** Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes and should dress in layers, as the warehouse is often chilly.

      Register today:  https://www.regonline.com/DayofServiceDCArlington

  • DC Central Kitchen in Washington, DC
    • Volunteers will help with meal preparation; help DC Central Kitchen staff prepare more than 5,000 meals each day by cutting, chopping, and peeling thousands of pounds of food.

      DC Central Kitchen is America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding food systems through social enterprise.

      Time of service project: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (please arrive at least 15 minutes early for orientation)

      Location: 425 2nd Street NW, Washington, DC (Judiciary Square Metro)

      Miscellaneous information: Volunteers must wear long pants (no pajama pants or spandex) and closed-toed shoes (no sandals), and may not wear tank tops, exposed midriff tops or high heels. All volunteers must be at least 12 years old.

      Alumni contact: Joy Oliver '02, joytoliver@gmail.com

      Number of volunteers required: 10

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      Register today: https://www.regonline.com/DayofServiceDCCentralKitchen

  • The Scranton Club of New Jersey

  • The Community Food Bank in Hillside, New Jersey
    • Saturday, March 21, 2015
      Time of service project: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

      Location: The Community Food Bank of New Jersey, 31 Evans Terminal, Hillside, New Jersey

      Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as we volunteer at The Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

      Miscellaneous information: Volunteers will assist with a variety of tasks including: sort and re-pack food items; stock the shelves with food; help in the Kathleen's Closet thrift shop; help assemble fundraising mailings; sort and package new clothes for children in the Kids Division; stock the shelves with school supplies in the Tools 4 Schools Resource Center. Volunteers will be assigned to specific areas. Click here for more information for volunteers.

      Register today: https://www.regonline.com/DayofServiceNewJersey