September Volunteer Opportunities: School Drive, Day of Caring

Dear Penn Community,

Because of your willingness to volunteer, much has been accomplished over the past months. We have mentored both high school and middle school students, we have taught at Saturday/Tuesday Community Schools, we handed out scholarships to West Philadelphia college bound graduating seniors and we've donated books/bikes/clothing.

The list of our accomplishments seems endless, but there is more to be done. Following, is a listing of volunteer opportunities based on community requests for assistance. If you would like to volunteer for any of the following, please let me know via e-mail (sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu).

School Supplies Drive Penn VIPS presents its Annual School Supplies Drive: through September 10. Donated school supplies will benefit West Philadelphia elementary and middle schools, and area shelters for the homeless. While shopping for your family's back to school needs, won't you buy one or two extra items to donate? Suggested items: books, pen, pencils, bags, crayons, calculators, dictionaries, tape, umbrellas, glue, staplers, loose-leaf paper, folders and others items you think the children may need.

United Way Day of Caring September 25, 9 a.m., Penn is participating in this year's United Way Day of Caring. Agencies and companies throughout the Delaware Valley are volunteering to perform community service. Our assignment is the Southwest Community Center located on 46th Street. We will be working on a beautification project where we will do weeding, fall bulb planting and general garden work. Thanks for helping to build community through volunteering. If many of you volunteer, we can choose an additonal project to work on instead of just one.

--Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services/Director Penn Volunteers In Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships


Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 2, September 7, 1999

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