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Eagles For Others

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Day of Service—and in recognition of the increasingly global reach of BC alumni—the project is expanding and receiving a new name: BC’s Global Days of Service. Over the months of April and May, alumni worldwide will act as “men and women for others” by participating in service projects both large and small. And for the first time ever, there will be a service project on campus for alumni attending Reunion Weekend.

Our goal is to have 60+ chapters participate this year. Use the map above to locate and register for the chapter project closest to you. Complete details for each project can be found in the list below.

If you don’t live near one of the chapters listed or are interested in starting your own service project, please email alumnichapters@bc.edu

Locate Your Project

Sign up with your local project below.


Date: Saturday, April 18

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Sustainable Food Center 2921 E. 17th Street Austin

Description: Our group will be helping the Sustainable Food Center with the redesign and expansion of the teaching garden. Tasks include moving soil, filling beds, weeding, spreading mulch, small repairs, watering, planting, or harvesting. Everyone should wear long pants, closed- toe and sturdy shoes, a hat, and sunscreen, and bring a water bottle. Upon arrival at the building, everyone will sign a liability release form and we will have a brief SFC overview. Then we will get working in the garden!

*Children are welcome as long as they are closely supervised by a parent and a release form is signed.

We need a minimum of 15 people, so please RSVP! For more information on the Sustainable Food Center, please visit: http://sustainablefoodcenter.org/

Project Contact: Katie Wiechnicki ‘06 at katherine.poff@gmail.com by April 1

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, May 30

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Canton, Ga., must RSVP for full address

Description: We’ll be assisting with a Habitat for Humanity Build.

Family Bio: Joshua and Apoliana (Polly) Scoggins have been married for 10 years and have two young daughters, Angelina (age 9) and Catalina (age 3). Joshua endured a serious leg injury at work and has been unable to work as he's endured multiple leg surgeries and rehab. Polly works for The Home Depot but it has been extremely difficult to stay afloat financially. They see being approved by Habitat as a great blessing for their family and can't wait to move into their new home later this year!

The task for the day will be painting the interior and/or exterior of the home (depending on the weather and where we are in the schedule). All materials will be provided. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and everyone needs to sign a waiver. Please RSVP to Chris Leslie and a waiver will be sent to you.

Project Contact: Chris Leslie at cnleslie@gmail.com

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, April 11

Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: St. Joseph’s School, 608 Civic Center Drive East, Santa Ana

Description: Loaves and Fish Soup Kitchen is the charity we will be serving as we pack and distribute grocery bags for the guests. Every Saturday a delicious meal is served to 700-900 homeless or needy men, women, and children using the facilities of St. Joseph Church/School in Santa Ana.

If you would like to donate $5 gift cards for McDonald’s or Burger King it would also be greatly appreciated. The gift cards are also distributed to the guests so they are able to get a hot meal and a beverage, sit inside, and use the restrooms of the restaurants as paying customers.

Project Contact: Sue Vranich ‘82 at 949-278-2728 or svranich@cox.net

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, April 25

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: 1965 West Pershing Road, Building B, Second Floor, Chicago

Description: Catholic Charities SMCP Warehouse food packing. Join us for a fast-paced start to your weekend packing boxes of food to be distributed to hundreds of seniors in need throughout the Chicago area. We will once again be partnering with Catholic Charities Junior Board for this important project for the city of Chicago. BC gear is definitely encouraged, but please come dressed in comfortable clothes and sneakers.

Project Contact: For more information or to arrange carpooling, please contact Kaitlyn Murphy ‘05 at kaitlyn.murphy@gmail.com.

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, April 18

Time: 4:30 - 7 p.m.

Location: West Side Catholic Center 3135 Lorain Avenue Cleveland

Description: Join local alums as we return to the West Side Catholic Center's Women and Children's Shelter (Moriah House), this year to prepare and serve dinner for the women and children. If you cannot attend that day but still would like to help out, please consider donating to the cost of food that we will be purchasing to serve. For those interested and available, we'll be finishing the evening with drinks at Platform Brewery.

Project Contact: Melissa and Brian Carney ‘07 at mrandmrscarney@gmail.com or 216-287-5714

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, April 18

Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Knox Community Gardens (www.knoxhartford.org)

Description: We will be building raised garden beds for a new set of community gardens, which will produce food for those in need throughout the year. Space is limited, so please register early!

Project Contact: For questions, please email bcalumnihartford@gmail.com

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, April 11

Time: 9-11:30 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m.

Location: North Texas Food Bank, 4500 S. Cockrell Hill, Dallas

Description: We will be sorting food at the North Texas Food Bank. There are two shifts to choose from, or you are welcome to stay the whole day. Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes and should dress comfortably for temperatures similar to the weather outside. Project Contact: Sandra Li ‘10 at sandrayli@gmail.com

REGISTER HERE


Date:Saturday, May 8

Time:9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: Lunch Break, 121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard, Red Bank, N.J.

Description: Lunch Break freely provides life’s basic necessities–food, clothing and fellowship–for our community members in need. Our mission is to alleviate hunger and lead those we serve to self-sufficiency and healthier lifestyles. We serve everyone, with compassion and dignity. We are looking for the first 10 volunteers to work for four hours to assist in serving a hot breakfast to the community or in the distribution of food from the on site pantry. These volunteers need to be adults. In addition to the 10 volunteers, we would like to have other BC volunteers contribute to a food drive.

Project Contact: Chuck Hopkins at charles.hopkins.esq@comcast.net.

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, May 9

Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Location: Harvesters' Kansas City facility, 3801 Topping Avenue, Kansas City

Description: Volunteers will be sorting and repackaging donated product in our Volunteer Outreach Center (VOC). Must be eight years or older to participate; students 15 years old and younger need to be accompanied by an adult. Families are welcome but please remember to register each member who will be volunteering!

Project Contact: Alex White ‘95 at alexwhite73@yahoo.com

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, April 18

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, 1734 E 41st Street, Los Angeles

Description: We will volunteer at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank assembling food packages for thousands of low income seniors, women with infants, and children in Los Angeles County. The food packages consist of food items like canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal and other non-perishable food items. By giving just a little of our time, we can make a big difference in our community. Parking is available at the site but carpooling is HIGHLY recommended as there are VERY limited parking spaces. Safety requirements include: no open-toed, high heeled, or any shoes exposing the heel. We recommend casual attire (jeans, t-shirt, tennis shoes). Minimum age requirement to volunteer is 14, sorry no exceptions.

Project Contact: Justin McCarthy ‘87 at jmccarthy@smiletrain.org

Registration: Here Use Password: bca418


Date: Saturday, May 30

Time: 12:45-4 p.m.

Location: 300 E. College Ave, Milwaukee

Description: Volunteers will build and fill boxes of basic needs food for low-income senior citizens. Each box contains 16-17 items which Hunger Task Force provides to almost 10,000 seniors per month. Volunteers are required to wear tennis shoes or work boots, will be on their feet and must be able to bend, stoop, and lift, and must be ages 12 and over.

Project Contact: Carolyn Marsan ‘86 at carolynmarsan@sbcglobal.net

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, May 30

Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: Carondelet Catholic School, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2900 W. 44th Street, Minneapolis

Description: Participants will paint the gym and prepare a community garden.

Project Contact: Alex Stuart ‘07 at jalex.stuart@gmail.com

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, April 18

Time: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: TBD

Description: Join us for our annual New York Cares' spring day. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Park and garden revitalization will run from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Lunch will be available at 1:30 p.m.

Project Contact: Kit O’Connor ‘07 kit.oconnor@gmail.com

Registration: Sign up by clicking the "Join Our Team" link here.
There's a $25 fee to help offset the cost of supplies


Date: Saturday, June 6

Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Ocean Beach Stairwell 17, which is near 1001 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 94121 (also across from the Beach Chalet Restaurant)

Description: We’ll be cleaning up Ocean Beach!

Project Contact: Joe Prang ‘06 joseph.prang@gmail.com or Amy Featherstone ‘08 afeatherstone08@gmail.com

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, June 6

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Second Harvest Food Bank, 4001 North First Street, San Jose

Description: Second Harvest sorts a ton of food each week and delivers the packs to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, etc. around the South Bay. We will get together and spend approximately three hours sorting food for them. Kids are welcome but will need to sign a waiver and have a parent with them.
Project Contact: Chenny Zhang ‘12 at chennyzhang89@gmail.com

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, June 6

Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Location: Food Bank of Contra Costa 4010 Nelson Ave, Concord

Description: Sorting food at the Contra Costa Food Bank.

Project Contact: Allison Silvestri ‘00 asilvestri@acalanes.k12.ca.us or 650-703-7463


Date: Saturday, June 6

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Alameda County Community Food Bank, 7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland

Description: We will be volunteering in the Food Bank’s warehouse in Oakland. Our group will be in the warehouse helping sort and package fresh produce that will be going out to the community.

Project Contact: Allison Silvestri ‘00 at asilvestri@acalanes.k12.ca.us or 650-703-7463

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, June 6

Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: Philabundance Hunger Relief Center, 3616 S. Galloway Street, Philadelphia

Description: Join us for a morning of volunteer work at the Philabundance Relief Center. We will be assisting in food sorting. Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals or flip-flops allowed). You may be working in our refrigerator or freezer with produce or meat and therefore we recommend wearing pants, socks, and shoes and bringing a sweatshirt. We do provide jackets and gloves. Volunteers must be 14 years or older. There is parking available at the Hunger Relief Center. Please do not park in the truck parking only section. Philabundance is located near a nut processing facility. Please alert anyone with nut allergies for the possibility of allergens in the air. Lunch will be provided by the chapter following the project.

Space is limited.

Project Contact: Barbara Rayll ‘02

Registration: 1. Visit http://philabundance.volunteerhub.com. 2. Click “Sign in” in the upper right hand corner and follow the steps as instructed to sign in or create an account if you don’t have one. a. When creating a login, you will be asked to enter your groups join code: 234571 b. If you already have an account but did not enter your join code, please contact the volunteer department and we will manually add it. 3. After you create a login you will need to sign up for your shift. Go to the tab “All Events” under “Events” 4. Scroll down to find your shift. Click the “Sign Up” button to the left of the “Event Name.” 5. Each Volunteer will receive a confirmation email with further instructions.


Date: Saturday, April 4

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: K's for Kids Run/ Walk, Reach 11 Sports Complex, Fields 17 & 18 2425 E. Deer Valley Rd., Phoenix

Description: The K's for Kids Run/Walk supports Crisis Nursery, the longest-serving children's shelter in Phoenix. If you can’t attend but still want to support the team, go to http://crisisnurseryphx.donorpages.com/4thAnnualKsforKids/BostonCollegeAlumniPHXChapter/ and click the "Support this Racer" button in the upper right portion of the screen to make a donation.

Project Contact: Adriana Gruber ‘98 at 602-672-3156 or adrianaone@yahoo.com

Registration: To join the BC Phoenix Chapter team, visit http://crisisnurseryphx.donorpages.com/4thAnnualKsforKids/, click "register," and enter your personal information. Make sure to join our team-- Boston College Alumni-PHX Chapter and use the password: Eagles.


Date: Friday, June 26

Time: TBD

Location: Crisis Nursery of Phoenix, 2334 E. Polk Street, Phoenix

Description: Our chapter will again assist the Crisis Nursery of Phoenix with its preschool graduation, as it prepares to send 20 at-risk youths on to kindergarten later this summer. There are two ways BC alumni can participate. First, you can provide a child with a uniform, shoes, and school supplies. Second, Crisis Nursery has asked us to volunteer to help with the preschool graduation. They need help taking down the graduation decorations on June 26. BC alumni are also welcome to attend the graduation ceremony as many of the students we sponsor will graduate at this ceremony.

Project Contact: Adriana Gruber ‘98 at 602-672-3156 or adrianaone@yahoo.com

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, April 25

Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Location: South Side Park (18th Street Entrance) Kimbol St, Pittsburgh

Description: The clean up will consist of picking up litter, removing invasive plants, and some other general landscaping type activities. Volunteer should wear close-toed shoes, long pants and BC gear. Kids over 8 years old are welcome, and will need to fill out a waiver available via email or onsite. Event will take place rain or shine. Please register by Friday, April 17, at 5 p.m.

Project Contact: David Nasca ‘11 at davidnasca@gmail.com.

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, May 16

Time: 6-7:30 a.m. Please arrive by 5:45 a.m.

Location: Blanchet House of Hospitality

Description: We will be serving breakfast on Saturday morning to the residents of Blanchet House, where the mission is to feed, clothe, and offer shelter and aid to those in need. There is a 10 person volunteer limit, so sign up quickly!

Project Contact: Stephen Grieco ‘99 griecostephen@yahoo.com

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, April 25

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Our Lady School, 650 24th Street, San Diego

Description: We will be gathering to help clean up and organize the school and give it a fresh coat of paint so that it looks great when the students return!

Project Contact: Lissa Tsu ‘00 at bcalumnisd@gmail.com

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, May 16

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Cheasty Greenspace, Mountain View Dr, Seattle

Description: Let’s gather together to give back to this great City that we call home. On Saturday, May 16th 9am-noon, we will be volunteering to help restore the forests in the Cheasty Greenspace. This project (through the Green Seattle Partnership) is working to take an unhealthy and unsafe forest and transform it into a healthy, resilient and inviting location where neighbors and visitor can walk and mountain bike. After volunteering we will head to a (family friendly) location to have lunch together.

Project Contact: Katie Cava ‘08 at katie.cava@gmail.com

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, April 18

Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: St. Matthew’s House- Thrift Store, 2601 Airport Road, South Naples

Description: We will be assisting the thrift store with merchandising and sorting.

Project Contact: Diane Van Parys ’80 bcswfloridaalumni@gmail.com or 239-431-5224

REGISTER HERE


Date: Saturday, April 25

Time: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Metropolitan Ministries, 2002 N. Florida Ave., Tampa

Description: We will assist in serving dinner.

Project Contact: Please RSVP to Elizabeth Dombovary at Edombovary@gsarlaw.com by no later than April 20.


Date: Saturday, April 25

Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Kenilworth Park and Bandalong Litter Trap, 4050 Deane Avenue, NE, Washington D.C.

Description: DC-based alumni of Jesuit colleges and universities are invited to volunteer at Kenilworth Park and Bandalong Litter Trap for an Earth Day clean-up, sponsored by the Anacostia Watershed Society. Parking is available. Public transportation information: Deanwood Metro (Orange/Silver Line), Metrobus V7, V8, U5, U6.

Closed toed-shoes and long pants are required. Long sleeves are recommended, as are layers for regulating temperature. Bring your own water bottle and help us cut down on our paper cup usage. Also, bring a snack if you think you'll need it. Bathrooms are pending. Check the weather before you head out! The cleanup will happen rain or shine!

Project Contact: Please contact Deanna Howes (president, Fordham University Alumni Chapter of Washington, D.C.) with any questions at fordham.club.dc@gmail.com. This service project is being held in conjunction with the National Jesuit Alumni Service Program. (www.ajcunet.edu/jesuit-service)

REGISTER HERE