Dear Penn Community,
is our monthly posting of community service opportunities.
Each month, Penn Volunteers In Public Service (Penn VIPS) posts
a list of volunteer opportunities representing the many
requests we get from the surrounding community for assistance/partnerships.
this semester, Penn VIPS undertook its Annual Penny Drive.
This year the $700.68 proceeds will go to the Paul Robeson
House Museum. Thanks for your support of this venture.
contact me via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (215) 898-2020 to volunteer for any of the programs.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and
Penn Volunteers In Public Service,
Center for Community
Out Drive; MOD Squad, Penn VIPS, UCD, and Dan DeRitis,
owner of Apartments at Penn, are working together to
help you travel light as you leave campus at the end
of the spring semester. Donate your small electronics,
small furniture, computers and other articles. Donations
will be distributed to area agencies free of charge to
help deserving families. Look for trucks near dorms or
bring donated items to the front entrance of the Dan
DeRitis Apartments at Penn Warehouse located at the corner
of 42nd and Chestnut Streets on the following dates and
times: Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7,
noon-5 p.m. Donations will also be accepted at CCP, 133
South 36th Street, Room 507, on Wednesday, May 5, 9
a.m.-noon. Contact: John Fenton, director of operations,
UCD, 3940 Chestnut Street, (215) 243-0555, email@example.com or
in participating in "Race for the Cure"? Help
us create a Penn Team for the Race. Join the 14th Annual
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation's Philadelphia
Race for the Cure on Sunday, May 9 at 8:30 a.m.
for the 5K Run/Walk at the steps of the Art Museum.
Cares About Fairmount Park Day Saturday, May 15 help
keep it clean and green for generations to come. Sign
Needed! Is your department upgrading its computers?
Would you like to donate your used computers to a worthy
cause? The Center for Community Partnerships and a group
of volunteers are working to provide computers to West
Philadelphia schools, churches, families and nonprofit
agencies. Join us by donating your used computers to
this cause. Visit our website at: www.upenn.edu/ccp/computerdonations.
Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania has
been successfully providing mentoring services to children
for more than 80 years. Our mission is to provide a professionally
supported service for youth so that they might achieve
their highest potential. Through a one-to-one relationship,
a committed and caring adult acts as a friend, mentor,
and a positive role model to a child in this program.
Mentoring a child is an exciting and rewarding experience
for volunteers. If you're over the age of 18 and can
be a good, reliable and responsible friend then you will
be a great Big Brother or Big Sister! Penn has partnered
with the following neighborhood elementary schools to
provide mentors for the 2004-2005 academic year: students
from St. Ignatius Prep, Wilson Elementary, Powel Elementary,
McMichael Elementary and Caring People Alliance. Your
time is extremely valuable, so we get to know you first,
so we can find the best Little Brother or Little Sister
for you. We are the nation's preeminent youth-service
organization and have proven success in creating and
nurturing relationships between adults and children.
Bigs and Littles share everyday activities: playing sports,
seeing movies, cooking, going over schoolwork, visiting
museums, washing the car, taking walks, volunteering
in their communities, or just hanging out. Being a Big
Brother or Big Sister is absolutely free... other than
providing your enthusiasm and the desire to include a
child in your spare time. We also provide a listing of
low cost and no cost events (tickets to sports and cultural
events) for you and your Little to engage in. The focus
of your match is not on spending money, but on spending
Preview: On Friday, June 4, Penn is hosting
its Faculty/Staff Blood Drive. Please sign up