Welcome Weekend Day of Service
PICTURES COME SOON!!!!
2012 Welcome Weekend Day of Service
Saturday, September 1, 2012
18 projects took place off campus at community locations.
29 projects took place on campus.
1600+ First Year students and their 56 Resident Assistants participated! (average group size was 35 students, which is larger than previous years)
69 Trip Leaders led projects (11 staff & faculty and 58 upperclass & graduate students)
3,450 hours of service to the community was completed (value $58,098 – based on data from Independent Sector).
This year 100% of the projects left campus on-time for the destinations!!! This was a huge accomplishment.
Off Campus – Bangor Community Garden w/UMaine Cooperative Extension, Bangor Land Trust, Bangor Homeless Shelter/Welcome to Housing, Orono Bog Boardwalk, Brewer Children’s Garden w/Brewer Parks Dept, Brewer Rehab/Kindred Healthcare, Challenger Learning Center, D.E.E.M.I., Food and Medicine, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor, Hirundo National Wildlife Refuge, Leonard’s Mills Living History Museum, Old Town-Orono YMCA, Orono Community Garden w/UMaine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot River Restoration Trust, Ronald McDonald House, Commonsense Housing, and Wilson Center.
On Campus – Alfond Arena, making birthday kits for local food pantries, Black Bear Exchange, Campus Cleanup Photo Scavenger Hunt, making cards for soldiers, Children of the Nations school and hygiene kits, making dog leashes and toys for local animal shelters, making cat toys for local animal shelters, Meal Kits donated to local food pantries, Playdough for adult group homes, daycare centers, and school guidance offices, UMaine Rec Trails, Stillwater River Cleanup, personal needs kits for Spruce Run and Shaw House, Fleece Tie Blankets for people having cancer treatment and homeless teens, and garden cleanup on campus.
For more information about the Welcome Weekend Day of Service, please contact Lisa Morin, Coordinator of the Bodwell Center, at 581-4194.