Congratulations on the outstanding work performed at the Penn-West Philadelphia Community Partnership Celebration Day at the Sayre School (58th and Walnut Streets). Many of you volunteered and supported this worthy cause. Additionally, during the month of October, over 500 volunteers cleaned and helped to beautify public schools for Philadelphia Cares Day and Penn volunteers participated in and made a donation to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk. Thank you for your continued support.
Below are the most recent list of volunteer opportunities. If you would like to volunteer for any of the following programs, please let me know via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (215) 898-2020. Thank you for all you do and don't forget to VOTE!
—Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services, Director, Penn Volunteers in Public Service,
Center for Community Partnerships
Thanksgiving Food Drive: November 9—22
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. Please see the list below for a convenient location to drop off your donations.
Museum Reception Desk
Near Kress Gallery
3643 Locust Walk
Af-Am Resource Center
3537 Locust Walk
107 Towne Building
Ellen V. Russell
120 Logan Hall
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Shared Catalogue Dept.
700 Clinical Research
265C 3401 Walnut
Nursing Education Bldg.
4th Floor Reception Desk
220 S. 40th Street
Mary Jo Pauxtis
217 Stiteler Hall
203A Sansom West
3611 Locust Walk
3611 Walnut/Inn at Penn
133 S. 36th/5th Floor
Graduate Student Center
3615 Locust Walk
Cell & Dev. Biology
1157 BRB II/III Building
Jill M. Agolino
Med School/Facilities Planning
Silverman, Room 145
Volunteers Needed for Shadowing Day Thursday, November 18
On Thursday, November 18, Philadelphia area businesses and organizations will welcome ninth grade students from the Philadelphia School District into their workplaces to give them firsthand exposure to the everyday working world. Shadowing is an experience during which students are paired with employee mentors for a day (9 a.m.–2 p.m.) to learn about particular careers. Join other members of the Penn community as they host 9th graders from the Philadelphia School District. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our local high school students.
Have a special talent you want to share?
Can you teach Ballet, Arts & Craft, Karate or any other activity? Volunteer to teach at the Sayre Beacon Program held at Sayre High School located at 58th and Walnut Streets in West Philadelphia. Classes meet evenings and Saturdays.
Penn Ride for Cancer Supports American Cancer Society
Jon Schlegel is working to organize a campus-wide event in which 20 Penn students will bike across the country to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.They are hoping to raise at least $100,000 for cancer research before they embark on their ride. In order to make this effort successful, they need to enlist resources from the entire Penn community. As such, they would like to reach out to students from Penn to see whether they would be interested in participating in this event. For further information, visit the website, www.pennride.org.
The Philadelphia Writing Project at GSE
The Philadelphia Writing Project is still looking for students to volunteer in the Bryant Elementary School Writing Center at 6001 Cedar Ave. We need interested persons to work with students in grades 5 and 6 any day between Monday and Thursday for a minimum of 2 hours a day.
Toy Drive: November 23—December 14
Please participate in our Annual Toy Drive by donating small unwrapped gifts for children and adults. Your gifts brings smiles to the faces of many. Check next month for the many drop-sites that will be available.
Departments! Won't you consider adopting a family during the Holiday Season?
Families participate on a one-time basis. Departments choose the number and types of gifts that they will provide, and the size of the family they wish to adopt.
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 9, October 26, 2004
October 26, 2004
Volume 51 Number 9