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Boston College’s Day of Service

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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Thanks to the generosity of the BC family, the Ninth Annual Boston College Day of Service was a record-setting event. More than 500 alumni, families, and friends gathered around the world in the spirit of being “men and women for others.”

A special thanks goes to the project coordinators in each of the 30+ cities that hosted a service project. Without your hard work, none of this would have been possible.

BC’s Ninth Annual Day of Service storify recap.

BC’s Ninth Annual Day of Service photo gallery.

Remaining Service Projects for BC’s Ninth Annual Day of Service:



Date: Saturday, May 10
Time: 1–5 p.m.
Project Name: Person-to-Person Alumni Food Drive
Address: (behind St. Luke's Episcopal Church) 1864 Post Road, Darien
Description: Assist with the receipt of donated food items during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive. This marks the 22nd consecutive year that Person-to-Person will be the recipient of grocery donations during the food drive that spans Darien and Norwalk. More than 50,000 pounds of food – canned goods that will help stock Person-to-Person’s Norwalk and Darien food pantries for 3 months — are expected to be collected from local residents during the event.

Norwalk and Darien Letter Carriers will collect non-perishable foods that local residents leave at their mail boxes early in the morning on the 10th and will deliver the food to Person-to-Person throughout the day. BC volunteers will assist with the unloading of groceries from the postal trucks and sorting the groceries for storage in the Emergency Food Pantries.

As always, friends and family of alumni are encouraged to participate. Volunteers are asked to bring a non-perishable food item (or more) on the day of the event. Don't forget to sport your maroon and gold!
Website: p2phelps.org
Contact: Steve Earner '08 at stephen.earner@ldcom.com

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Date: TBD
Time: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Project Name: Greenwich Land Trust Earth Day
Address: Mueller Preserve 370 Round Hill Road, Greenwich
Description: Property and garden maintenance. Whole Foods Market will be providing lunch for all volunteers. Activities are suitable for all ages. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Website: gltrust.org
Contact: Chris Cleary ’02 at christopher.m.cleary@gmail.com

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Date: TBA
Time: Check back for more details
Contact: alumnichapters@bc.edu

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Date: Saturdays, April 12 to April 30
Time: Email Kim for exact time
Name of Organization: The Soup Kitchen on Tottenham Court Road
RSVP: Kim Paschall @ kimpaschall@hotmail.com
Description: We currently have reserved tentative slots for BC Alum and their families and friends to serve at a charitable organization in London called The Soup Kitchen on Tottenham Court Road on a number of dates from 12 April to 30 April. Depending on interest we will then finalize, choose the dates and publish them on Google, Facebook and in emails to those who responded they were interested.



Event #1
Date:
Saturday April 12 and Saturday, May 3
Project Name: City Slicker Farms: On April 12 we will receive an introduction and orientation on how to build a backyard or community Garden ($10 donation requested, refreshments served).
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

On May 3, we will lend a hand in helping a local family install their backyard garden and volunteer at a Community Garden site.
Time: TBA
Address: Herb Farm, 3434 Haven Street, Oakland

Website: cityslickerfarms.org
Contact: Kathleen Fahey NC ’75 and M.S. ’06 at faheykt@gmail.com

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Event #2
Date:
Sunday, April 27
Time: 2–5 p.m.
Project Name: Urban Adamah

Address: 1050 Parker Street, Berkeley
Description: Gardening, planting seedlings, weeding, stack and tie vines, mulching beds etc.
Website: urbandamah.org
Contact: Kathleen Fahey NC ’75 and M.S. ’06 at faheykt@gmail.com

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(six slots have been reserved for Boston College via the EventBrite link, please confirm your interest by e-mailing faheykt@gmail.com)


Date: Saturday, April 26
Time: 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Project Name: BC on the Road: Eagles for Others
Address: Gesu School, 1700 W. Thompson Street, Philadelphia
Description: We’ll be taking part in the BC on the Road Helping Hands service project, packing meals for families in Africa. To date, BC alumni, parents, and friends have packed more than 480,000 meals with this project.
Website: www.bc.edu/bcontheroad
Contact: Tory Leeman at tory.leeman@bc.edu

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Date: Thursday, April 24
Time: Check back for more details
Project Name: Wounded Warriors Cook-Out
Contact: Brian Cummins ’82 at bcpc61984@cox.net



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