the month of November, because of your generous contributions, we
donated 50 boxes of food to the Carroll Park Community Council's
Food Program that serves members of our West Philadelphia community.
Further, we hosted 21 students from Parkway High School for the
Annual Shadowing Day Event held on November 15. As always, these
opportunities were developed from the many requests we get from
the surrounding community to be partners in a particular initiative
and/or sometimes to provide assistance. Our surrounding community
continues to express thanks for the many services and partnerships
the Penn community is involved in. If you would like to volunteer
for any of the following programs, please let me know via e-mail
Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services
Penn Volunteers In Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships
Drive Through December 14: Please join us in the Annual Penn
Volunteers In Public Service 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 suport the efforts of organizations including the People's
Emergency Shelter, McMichael School, Potter's Mission, My Sister's
Place and Caring About Sharing. (See December AT PENN, at www.upenn.edu/almanac
for drop-off locations.)
There is still time to adopt a family during the 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.
Platelets There is a strong need for help at CHOP. The Apherisis
Donor Center really needs people to donate platelet cells (it's
very much like giving blood) to help out children with leukemia.
Won't you and/or your group do something really worthwhile? It's
a very worthy cause--these children have suffered through a lot
in their lives.
consider being a Foster Parent? Contact: Lillian Jackson, Methodist
Services, 4300 Monument Road, (215) 877-1925 x234.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 15, December 11, 2001
December 11, 2001
Volume 48 Number 15