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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

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Date: TBD

Location: American Red Cross, Home Fire Preparedness

Description: For a number of reasons, we are rescheduling this project with the American Red Cross of Eastern New York, which was set for Saturday, May 16. The project was to assist with the installation of residential smoke alarms in Albany as part of a national effort that the Red Cross is making. We are working with them on alternative dates for the project either in June or in the early fall.

Project Contact: Michelle McMahon ‘03 at


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:

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


Date: Saturday, May 30

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

Location: Conte Forum

Description: The tremendously popular Eagles for Others service project is coming to Reunion Weekend! Even if it's not your reunion year, you are invited to join fellow alumni in Conte to pack meals for those most in need. Families are welcome to attend, and we recommend you register early as space is limited. The cost is $15 ($5 children 5-12) and will help offset the cost of the meals we'll be packing.

Project Contact: Boston College Classes Team at



Location: Cadigan Alumni Center, 2121 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton

Description: The Woods College of Advancing Studies Alumni Council will be distributing donated cereal to local food pantries and shelters. We’ll be meeting at the Cadigan Alumni Center where the cereal will be handed out to volunteers who can then deliver it to any local food pantry of their choosing. Volunteers must provide their own transportation from the Cadigan Alumni Center to the food pantry.

Location: Charles River, Exact Park TBD

Description: We’ll be working with the Charles River Conservancy on a spring park cleanup. We will be assisting with on going maintenance and cleanup projects. Space is limited, please reserve your spot today.

Project Contact: Jessica Nguy ‘00 at

Date: Saturday, June 20

Time: 4-7 p.m.

Location: Cor Unum Meal Center, 191 Salem Street, Lawrence

Description: This is a family shelter and we will be volunteering in dinner preparation, serving, and cleanup.

Project Coordinator: Missie Bankes ‘87 and Family at



Time: 1-3 p.m.

Location: World's End, Martins Lane, Hingham

Description: Join your fellow South Shore Eagles and give back by preserving one of Massachusetts' treasures: World's End in Hingham. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, this 251-acre coastscape includes rocky shores, broad hillsides, and open fields bracketed by pockets of woodlands. It was once on the short list of being the site of the United Nations. After an especially severe winter, World's End needs your help with a spring cleaning to prepare for the hikers, joggers, and kayakers coming this spring and summer. This is a great family-friendly event, bathrooms are available, and carpooling is encouraged as space is limited.

Project Contact: M.E. Puzo Bailey '00, MA '01 at 617.653.9245 or


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.

Date: Saturday, May 30

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



Location: Grailville - 932 O'Bannonville Road, Loveland, Ohio

Description: Community Gardening Day at Grailville, an organic farm and spiritual center of the Grail. The Grail was a pillar of the international Catholic Student movements, the Rural Life Movement, Liturgical Reform, and Women's leadership in the Catholic Church for much of the 20th Century. Grailville is the headquarters of the Grail in the U.S. All alumni, current students, future students and their families are welcome! We will be working in an organic garden doing all manner of work from tilling soil, planting vegetables, weeding, watering, and much more! Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and garden-worthy attire. A sun hat, garden gloves, and sunscreen are a good idea! There are multiple buildings on site. We will gather at the Grailville Coffee House. Loop around the gravel drive until you reach the middle of of the row of buildings. There is plenty of parking. Find a spot and come on in!


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.


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.


Time: 2-6 p.m.

Location: Person to Person Food Drive, 1864 Post Road, Darien

Description: Join us in volunteering at Person-to-Person of Darien to assist with the receipt of donated food items during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive. This marks the 23rd 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 three 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 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 nonperishable food item (or more) on the day of the event. Don't forget to sport your maroon and gold!


Location: Knox Community Gardens (

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!


Location: Institute for Human Services

Description: We will be participating in IHS’s meal program by serving breakfast at the women’s shelter. Normally this only takes an hour but we may help in some of the other areas after our shift is over.

Date: Saturday, June 6

Time: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. but come for as long or as little as you’d like

Location: Olympic House, Pleasants Street, Dublin 8, Ireland

Description: In conjunction with our friends at Localise, the organisation we have chosen to partner with this year is ALONE. ALONE is an independent charity that works with older people who are homeless or socially isolated by providing outreach projects, community development, and housing programs. We will be based at ALONE Walk, their original and oldest housing development, in Artane. We will be doing a variety of outdoor jobs, including gardening, painting, and a general tidying-up of the common and storage areas. All tools and materials will be supplied (along with lunch!). As we know, many hands make work light (ní neart go cur le chéile!), so if you can spare a few hours, we would love to see you.
Project Contact: Claire McGowan at



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

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

Description: Thank you for your interest in our project. Unfortunately, we are at capacity. If you would still like to give back, stop by Lunch Break and drop off non-perishable food items.

Project Contact: Chuck Hopkins at


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


Time: 5-7:30 p.m.

Location: The Winch, Old Winchester Arms, 21 Winchester Road, London NW3 3NR

Description: Serve meals to children at The Winch ( The Winch is an organization in Swiss Cottage. You should dress in something you don't mind spilling on, with regard to your pants and shoes, and may want to wear a baseball cap. There is a bit of walking up and down stairs that are three flights so definitely tennis shoes or something equally comfortable.

Project Contact: Kim Paschall at


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

Date:: Saturday, May 30

Location: His House Children's Home, 20000 N.W. 47th Avenue, Hector Building No. 2, Miami Gardens, Florida

Description: His House Children's Home is a faith-based social services agency fulfilling God's directive to defend the cause of the "weak and fatherless" by providing excellent care and a safe place to call home. Learn more at:

Project Contact: Karen Ramirez, volunteer coordinator at His House Children's Home, at or 305-430-0085, ext 273.


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


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



Location: Franz Sigel Park, Bronx

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

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 or Amy Featherstone ‘08


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


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 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 or 650-703-7463



Location: TBD

Description: The Boston College Alumni Club of Palm Beach is planning to continue the tradition of hosting a Day of Service in our own community. On Saturday, April 11, we will meet in the Jupiter area to spend the morning "gleaning" for CROS Ministries. To learn more about this project, please visit If you are interested in participating, you must RSVP by Wednesday, April 8. We will then give you more details regarding where to meet, what to bring, etc.

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 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: 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



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 and click the "Support this Racer" button in the upper right portion of the screen to make a donation.


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


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

Date: Saturday, April 25

Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Threads of Hope Thrift Store, Catholic Charities of Maine

Description: Donation processors are needed for the Threads of Hope Catholic Charities Thrift Store as April is a busy donation time. Volunteers must wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. Families are welcome but children under the age of 14 are not advised to participate due to safety concerns.

Project Contact: Vince Kloskowski at



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


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


Time: 6:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Location: East Coast Park, Singapore

Description: Description: We’ll be volunteering at the Tour de Singapore charity bike ride. There are various ways we can help:
• Join as a participant in the bike ride
• Help volunteer at one of the drinks stations (great for kids and families)
• Support the event by sponsoring one of the riders
• Support AIDHA by sponsoring a student scholarship

Project Contact: Lisa Edmondson '82 at


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 or 239-431-5224


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

Location: Ridge Meadows Elementary School, 777 Ridge Rd. Ellisville, Mo.

Description: Rock Hollow Trail maintenance with experienced cyclist . Volunteers must be 12 years of age or old. St. Louis County Parks provides gloves, safety glasses, tools, safety training, and bottled water. Wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes (preferably boots), high socks, long pants, dress in layers for weather, and bring bug repellant and sunscreen. Project will be held rain or shine. A light lunch will be served.

Project Contact: Amelia Blanton ‘13 at


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 by no later than April 20.


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 This service project is being held in conjunction with the National Jesuit Alumni Service Program. (


Time: 12:30–3 p.m.

Location: The Food Bank of Western Mass., 97 North Hatfield Road, Hatfield

Description: Description: We will be assisting with food processing. This critical role will team you with other volunteers to conduct quality control, sort, weigh, and pack donated dry goods, frozen meat, dairy products, and seasonal produce. Volunteers must be able to stand, bend, lift, and carry up to 40 pounds, and must be at least 16 years old.

Project Contact: Dave Cordes ’89 at


Time: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: Wartburg Adult Care Community, 1 Station Place, Mt. Vernon, N.Y.

Description: We will be assisting with the cleanup up of the Wartburg’s exsiting butterfly garden, planting flowers in their three raised planter beds that Eagle Scouts built last year and possibly planting flowers around a circle. Once planted, the residents and staff will help water them. Please bring yard gloves and tools. Kids are welcome, but space is limited, so please register early.

Project Contact: Ann Fry of Wartburg Adult Care Community at 914-513-5114