November Volunteer Opportunities
Dear Penn Community,
Thank you for the support you give to our "Beloved Community." During the month of October, we painted and helped to beautify the Heston School located on 54th & Lancaster Avenues and we also made strides against breast cancer-just to name a few of our activities. Please see below the most recent list of volunteer opportunities. These opportunities are developed from the many requests we get from the surrounding community to be partners in a particular initiative and/or sometimes to provide assistance.
Special thanks to the Division of Human Resources for their generous food drive. The collected canned and dry goods were given to the Carroll Park Association for distribution in their program that benefits indigent families in the surrounding community.
If you would like to volunteer for any of the following programs, contact me at (215) 898-2020 or send an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and/or to volunteer for this program.
--Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services; Director, Penn Volunteers in Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships
Thanksgiving Food Drive: Through November 17
You too can make a contribution to help out during the Thanksgiving Holidays. Please join us in the Annual Penn Volunteers In Public Service Food Drive. Your canned and dry goods donations will be donated to area shelters and community service agencies to help families during the Thanksgiving season.
Shadowing Day Thursday, November 16: Volunteer to let a 9th grade student from Central High School spend the day "shadowing" you. Spend the day teaching them about your career; talk to the student about their goals and aspirations and show them around Penn's campus. The program lasts from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and the students will come to campus to meet you.
Donate Used (in good condition) Clothing to "One Day At A Time" during the month of November. One Day At A Time is a self-supporting community-based, non-profit Drug and Alcohol Recovery Community. They are asking for our help because they are in need of shirts, sweaters, pants, coats, jackets and children's clothing. Their program includes four havens for men, women and children. Help keep someone warm this winter.
Please bring your donations to room 504 of the Mellon Bank Building located at 36th & Walnut Streets.
The Southwest Community Enrichment Center needs tutors: Tutor students in reading and math in the after-school program. Grades 1-5 meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m. Grades 6-12 meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m.
Ronald McDonald House: The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House is requesting volunteer help for our Share-A-Night fundraising activity. This annual solicitation takes place between November 1, 2000, and February 1, 2001. We are seeking short-term volunteers to prepare a large mailing on November 3 and 6. Beginning on November 13, eight volunteers will be needed every week day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. These volunteers will be asked to sort mail, donations, and write thank you notes. Come for a few hours--come for the day. We will welcome you with open arms.
Gather a group of your friends and lend a hand to the world's first Ronald McDonald House. With your help, we can continue to provide a home-away-from-home for seriously ill children and their families. Please call Tina McDonnell directly at (215) 387-8406 or e-mail her at email@example.com to chose your dates.
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 11, November 7, 2000