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Welcome Weekend Day of Service


2013 Welcome Weekend Day of Service

Saturday, August 31, 2013

 

In 2013:

22 projects took place off campus at community locations (22% increase).

35 projects took place on campus (21% increase).

1800 First Year students and their 56 Resident Assistants participated! (average group size was 35 students)

140 Trip Leaders led projects (44 staff & faculty and 96 upperclass & graduate students)

3,992 hours of service to the community was completed (value $67,983 – based on data from Independent Sector).

All this service and it was raining in the morning  This was a huge accomplishment.

Projects included:

Off Campus – Bangor Community Garden w/UMaine Cooperative Extension, Brewer Children’s Garden w/Brewer Parks Dept,  Challenger Learning Center, Cole Land Transportation Museum, Commonsense Housing, D.E.E.M.I., Downtown Old Town and City Park, Food and Medicine, Leonard’s Mills Living History Museum, Maine Veterans Home, Old Town High School, Old Town-Orono YMCA, Orono Bog Boardwalk, Orono Community Garden w/UMaine Cooperative Extension, Ronald McDonald House, Ross Manor Nursing Home, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Wilson Center.

On Campus – Alfond Arena and Stadium cleanup, Black Bear Exchange, Campus Cleanup Photo Scavenger Hunt, UMaine Rec Trails clean up, and garden cleanup on campus as well as

400 meal kits and 200 birthday kits for local food pantries
35 fleece tie blankets for cancer patients and the Shaw House
20,088 meals for Stop Hunger Now (shipped to Haiti)
300 school kits and 300 personal care kits for Children of the Nations
100 personal care kits for Spruce Run
6 casseroles for the Ronald McDonald House
dog toys and leashes for the Bangor humane Society
cards and letters for military service men and women and their families

 

For more information about the Welcome Weekend Day of Service, please contact Lisa Morin, Coordinator of the Bodwell Center, at 581-4194.