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Barnard Reach Out: Women in Service

Saturday, March 24, 2012 and Sunday, March 25, 2012
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Barnard Reach Out

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In celebration of Women's History Month, the New York City Civic Engagement Program would like to invite current Barnard students to participate in community service projects during the weekend of March 24th and 25th as part of the Barnard Reach Out: Women in Service program!  BRO consists of a day-long service project with community organizations in the New York City area. 

Please sign up for a project via the following link before Tuesday, March 20th, at 11:59pm: http://tinyurl.com/bromarch2012.  Projects are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please feel free to contact Valerie Chow, Program Director, Internship Program/Civic Engagement, at 212-854-2033 or vchow@barnard.edu with any questions.

Available projects for the Barnard Reach Out: Women in Service program are as follows:

Saturday, March 24th Projects:

Chemo Comfort Kit-Making Session (11am to 2pm) (6 to 8 Volunteers):  Volunteers will help prepare kits to be delivered to patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Figure Skating in Harlem Ice Show (5:30pm to 9pm) (15 Volunteers):  Figure Skating in Harlem is a nonprofit organization that provides girls ages 6-18 with vital educational and skating opportunities that build self-worth and promote physical well being and academic achievement.  Student volunteers will serve as ushers, help with crowd control, hand out programs at Figure Skating in Harlem's 15th Anniversary Ice Show in Riverbank State Park. 

St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen and Pantry (12pm to 4pm) (6 Volunteers):  Volunteers will prepare soup and sandwiches from 12pm to 2pm and then distribute the lunches from 2pm to 4pm to residents living in the surrounding neighborhood.

Sunday, March 25th Projects:

DOROT Passover Packages Delivery (11:30am to 2pm) (25 Volunteers):  After attending an orientation, volunteers will deliver (in small groups) passover packages to a senior in his/her home and visit with the senior for approximately one hour. 

Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (12pm to 2pm) (15 Volunteers):  Volunteers will be working with the Senior Lunch Program through Met Council.  They will be serving hot kosher lunches to 20-25 low income seniors at a low income housing site in Manhattan.  Volunteers will help set up, wait on the clients, serve lunch, and socialize with the residents.

St. Francis Xavier All Saints Clothing Room (8:45am to 11:15am) (4 Volunteers):  Volunteers will be working in the clothing room helping to sort clothing before the clothing room opens and distribute clothes during the hours of operation.  The All Saints Clothing Room provides clean casual and business wear for all sizes every Sunday for about 60 guests.  Volunteers can also donate clean clothing and toiletries.