December Volunteer Opportunities
Dear Penn Community,
During November, we donated 50 boxes of food and $130 to three nonprofit agencies in our area that serve members of our West Philadelphia community. Many of you volunteered to tutor students, many of you donated clothing to the Clothing Drive and we hosted 30 students from Central and Dobbins/Randolph High Schools for the Annual Shadowing Day Event held on November 16. These opportunities were developed from the requests we get from the community to be partners. Our surrounding community continues to express thanks for the many services and partnerships the Penn community is involved in.
--Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services; Director, Penn Volunteers In Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships
Christmas Drive: Through December 15--Join us in the Annual Penn VIPS Christmas Drive. As you buy gifts for the holiday season, please consider spreading some cheer to the less fortunate members of our community. All toys and gifts donated will support the efforts of organizations including the People's Emergency Shelter, McMichael School, Potter's Mission, and Wordsworth Community Mental Health Agency. All items for the holiday drive must be new, not used, and please indicate the gender and age appropriateness of all gifts. Below are convenient locations for you to drop off your donations.
Departments, there is still time to adopt a family during the Christmas Holidays Several departments have adopted a deserving family for the holidays and will be providing the family with toys and gifts so that they too can have a joyous holiday. Contact Isabel Mapp for additional information and /or to volunteer.
Holiday Volunteers Needed! Deliver meals and visit with isolated elderly persons in their homes during the holidays. Join other "Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly" volunteers. Contact Kari Yitterhus at the Institute on Aging at (215) 573-7294 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to volunteer.
Donate your General Mills and Betty Crocker Box Tops to help Sayre
Middle School. We are helping to raise funds for Sayre Middle School by
collecting box tops from General Mills and Betty Crocker products. We need
the entire box top, which has a symbol in the corner, which states "Earn
Cash for your School". Our goal is to raise at least $500 toward their
effort. This means we need at least 5000 box tops! Send box tops to Caroline
Wong, Center for the Study of Youth Policy, 4200 Pine St, 3rd floor; (215)
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 15, December 12, 2000