Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Day of Service in Westchester, 2017

The SPCA of Briarcliff Manor (above, 2013 Day of Service) has been a popular site for Yale volunteers for several years (YWAA photo)
The Yale Day of Service, May, 2017, line-up is now complete. 

Yale alumni, family members and other volunteers can review planned activities around the world, as Yale's springtime tradition continues in helping communities on a Saturday afternoon in May.  Yale Day of Service activities are planned from Boston to the Bay Area and from Mexico to Singapore. And in Westchester.

The Westchester sites are listed below. Many are familiar to Yale alumni who have volunteered in the past. Westchester Day of Service once again have sites at the food gardens in Scarsdale and at the animal shelter in Briarcliff Manor. But always there are new sites, as well as a range of activities in surrounding areas (New York City and Connecticut).  Most activities are scheduled for May 13. Some sites are set for other days in May.

Click Yale Day of Service-New York/Westchester to review the line-up, decide where you want to help or contribute, and register online.

Click Westchester DoS to review highlights of Westchester alumni organizing, coordinating, and volunteering at Yale Day of Service in the past few years.

Scarsdale GardenMaggie Favretti '85, a faculty member at Scarsdale High School, has acted as site leader for several years and leads the community garden on the grounds of the school. The garden grows food for local food pantries and has been cited nationally for its contributions in teaching and encouraging the values of community gardening. Annually during Yale Day of Service, volunteers help prepare the garden for the spring and summer. (Sat., May 20)

Briarcliff Manor SPCA Center:  Susan Kaminsky '86, YWAA board member, will coordinate activities at the animal shelter in Briarcliff Manor.  The shelter has been a popular, favorite Day of Service site for several years.  Volunteers will clean the shelter and do some planting on its grounds and are encouraged to donate cleaning supplies, treats and toys. (Sat., May 13)

White Plains Bread of Life:  Sherri Falco will lead activities on behalf of Bread of Life, a non-profit organization in White Plains that provides food to those in need in Westchester.  On Day of Service, Yale volunteers will assist at Open Arms, a shelter that will sponsor dinner downtown for homeless men in the area.  (Sat., May 13)

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