coordinated by Colleen Becht
Services, coordinated by Maria Chaney
Services, coordinated by Sue Russoniello
Data Management, coordinated by Christopher Helker
Communications, coordinated by Kate Logan
of Anesthesia, coordinated by Nicole Parker
Counsel, coordinated by Helen Logan
Planning and International Gifts, coordinated by Debbie Layton
and Conference Services, coordinated by Katrina Terrell
School, coordinated by Joanne Verrier
Electronic Acquisition Services, coordinated by Jeanne Shuttleworth
Information Systems, coordinated by Nancy Rose
(Medicine), coordinated by Paige Hasling
Epilepsy Center, coordinated by Delight Roberts
Center, coordinated by Shavonne Gadson
of Dental Medicine Library, coordinated by Joanne Hemingway
of Nursing coordinated by Jane Barnsteiner
Planning and Operations, coordinated by Robin Rozen and Tammy
coordinated by David Merrill
of Pennsylvania Libraries, coordinated by Rachelle Nelson
President for Government, Community & Public Affairs
coordinated by Winnie Smart-Mapp
School Dean's Office, coordinated Jennifer O'Keefe
School Marketing Department, coordinated by Marcia Longworth
Undergraduate Division, coordinated by Meredith Wickman
to the entire University community for donating over one thousand
gifts and toys. Thank you to the Dropsite Volunteers that collected
all the gifts and toys and made it possible for us to respond
to request for donations from our neighbors: Councilwoman Jannie
L. Blackwell Holiday Dinner for the Homeless; Bridges To The
Community; Carroll Park Community Council; Mantua Children's
Project; McMichael Public School; One Day At A Time; Our Lady
of the Rosary Church; People's Emergency Shelter; Potter's
House Mission; Salvation Army; St. Vincent De Paul Society.
Amy Forsyth for coordinating the Annual Coat Drive. This
year, our Penn Coat Drive benefited the Eighth Annual Philadelphia
Cares Winter Coat Drive. Special thanks to the William Penn
Charter School's 3rd grade class. They joined with us in our
Penn VIPS Adopt A Family Program and provided gifts to a West
Philadelphia family. Thank you for your generosity!
Mapp, Associate Director,
Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer
Penn Volunteers In Public
Service, Center for Community Partnerships
the current list of our special Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day of Service Commemoration at the University. Please check
AARC's calendar at: www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk for the complete
listing of the University of Pennsylvania's MLK Commemoration.
Please contact me at (215) 898-2020 or via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Pamela Robinson at email@example.com for
additional information and to RSVP for any of the MLK Day programs.
A Day On...Not A Day Off for MLK Day! Make A Difference
on MLK Day. Monday, January 19:
the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Committee as
we participate in a School
Spruce Up Service Project at West Philadelphia High School
and Lea Elementary School. Volunteers will paint, clean halls
and grounds of the two schools. Transportation to/from the
schools will be provided. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; West Philadelphia
High School, 48th & Walnut Sts., Lea Elementary School,
48th & Locust Street. Volunteers in need of transportation
should meet at 37th & Walnut, following the University's
Opening Commemoration program at the Annenberg Center. Lunch
will be served.
Banner Painting Service Project: Children of all ages
will paint commemorative MLK banners that reflect Dr. King's
Legacy. Children will be supervised by adults. 10 a.m.-2
p.m. The ARCH Auditorium, 3601 Locust Walk. Registration
is requested. Lunch will be provided.
Hands at Houston Hall: Create personal gifts (lap blankets,
cards, sock project) to be donated to West Philadelphia
area shelters, nursing homes, and other charities. Drop
a bit or stay the whole day as projects will vary in length.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Houston Hall, First Floor.
Reads Book Training: Learn how to put books on tape
for the Philadelphia Reads program and learn about other
opportunities. 10 a.m.-noon; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, Contact
Nicole Napson, (215) 686-4450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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With a helping hand from you, tax
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preparing your own tax return and are comfortable with computer
spreadsheets, you are a candidate to serve as a Volunteer
Tax Preparer. All volunteers receive free tax training and
are certified by the IRS. Under the supervision of tax professionals,
you will assist families in preparing their federal and state
income tax returns. If you wish to volunteer, but do not
want to prepare tax returns, you can serve as a greeter,
or help with data entry. Training commitment: 8 classroom
hours and up to 8 on-site practice hours for Beginners; 4
classroom hours and up to 8 on-site practice hours for Advanced/Returning
volunteers (fewer if Accountant). Volunteer commitment? Minimum
of 6 sessions over tax season: Jan.-April. United Way of
Southeastern Pennsylvania seeks Volunteer Tax Preparers.
call us at (215) 665-2544, or register online at www.uwsepa.org/about_us/eitc.html.