Alumni Can Volunteer for Day of Service

University of Scranton alumni will volunteer on Saturday, April 14, at 15 locations in six states and the District of Columbia as part the University’s ninth annual “Day of Service.”
April 1, 2018

Members of The University of Scranton alumni community will volunteer their time on Saturday, April 14, as part of the University’s ninth annual “Day of Service.” Alumni will serve meals, sort donations, paint and perform farm work through nearly a dozen Scranton Clubs at 15 locations in six states and the District of Columbia.

The Scranton Club of Lehigh Valley will prepare and serve meals to men at the Allentown Rescue Mission in Allentown. Volunteers will also stock shelves in the Mission’s pantry. The Allentown Rescue Mission helps feed, rehabilitate and serve homeless men of the Lehigh Valley. 

The Scranton Club of New England will inspect, sort and package donations at Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory Warehouse in Brighton, Massachusetts. Cradles to Crayons collects, processes and distributes children’s items to local children in need. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a gently-used item for donation.

The Scranton Club of New York will host volunteer opportunities at two locations. Volunteers will greet market-goers and distribute produce at City Harvest: St. Mary’s Mobile Market in Bronx. City Harvest collects excess food in the New York City area and redistributes it to those in need. Volunteers also will serve meals and clean up at Meatloaf Kitchen at the Cardinal Spellman Center, in New York City. The Meatloaf Kitchen also serves food to those in need.

The Scranton Club of Northeast Pennsylvania will pack and sort food items at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Bank in Pittston. The Weinberg Food Bank collects and donates food to charitable organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a canned good for donation.

The Scranton Club of Philadelphia will volunteer at three locations in Philadelphia. Volunteers at Project HOME’s James Widener Ray Homes will serve dinner to residents. Project HOME helps homeless individuals and families get the shelter and care they need, while addressing the causes of poverty and homelessness. Volunteers at Project HOME’s St. Elizabeth’s Recovery Residence will serve lunch to residents. Volunteers at The Drueding Center will paint and clean the childcare center and playground. The Drueding Center serves homeless women and their children, providing housing, meals and social services.

The Scranton Club of Washington, D.C., will volunteer at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington and the Arlington Food Assistance Center, Arlington, Virginia. Volunteers at Capital Area Food Bank will sort and pack donations. The Capital Area Food Bank collects and distributes food to people of all ages in the Washington Metro Area. Volunteers at the Arlington Food Assistance Center will bag produce. The Arlington Food Assistance Center provides nutritious groceries for those in need in Arlington.

The Scranton Club of New Jersey will volunteer at The Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside and Greater Goods Thrift Store in Hightstown. Volunteers at The Community Food Bank of New Jersey will sort food, stock shelves with food and school supplies, assemble fundraising mailings, work in the thrift shop, and sort new clothes for children. The Community Food Bank of New Jersey provides relief for those affected by hunger and poverty, and asks volunteers to bring a $1 donation. Volunteers at Greater Goods Thrift Store will sort, tag and organize items. Greater Goods provides recyclable clothing and household items to those in need.

The Scranton Club of South Central Pennsylvania will volunteer at Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg. Volunteers will help sort and repackage food for distribution. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank distributes food to soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries throughout Central Pennsylvania.

Also, alumni near Atlanta will inspect, sort and package grocery donations at the Atlanta Community Food Bank in Georgia. The Atlanta Community Food Bank provides nutritious food to low-income Georgians of all ages. Alumni residing in North Carolina will work at Corral Riding, a farm in Cary, North Carolina. Corral Riding brings rescued horses and at-risk girls together.

For more information or to register online, please visit Alumni Events “Day of Service.”

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