Mercy Mondays: Updates from the Center of Community Service and Engagement
The Center of Community Service and Engagement has some updates and a few service opportunities left for the semester, so read below for some updates and information surrounding the center.
Water bottle filling station at The Boys & Girls Club of Newport
The Boys & Girls Club of Newport, Florence Gray Center (FGC) installed a GreenLove Foundation water bottle filling station in the spring of 2020, but the reveal ceremony that had been planned in conjunction with was cancelled due to COVID-19.
In partnership with Liberty Donuts and the the Center for Community Engagement and Service, the GreenLove Foundation was also able to donate reusable water bottles and stickers for all participating students. Now open, the FGC serves a large number of the community and offers services to young people in the areas of education, character and leadership, development, health, and sports and recreation, among others.
Orlando Peace, FGC’s coordinator, has deeply expressed the gratitude and excitement of the entire community on receiving the water bottle filling station and bottles. “The kids are over the top,” Peace said.
Award from Norman Bird Sanctuary
Norman Bird Sanctuary awarded the Center for Community Engagement and Service their “2020 Volunteer of the Year Award” at their Fall 2020 Meeting. Kelly Powers, director of Community Engagement and Service, and Kathleen Rendos, assistant director of Community Engagement and Service, accepted the award on behalf of the center.
Angel Tree drive ends Dec. 15
Don’t forget that all donations or items for the Angel Tree drive will be due Tuesday, Dec. 15, before noon to Gerety 201. For more information on how to get involved this year in the Angel Tree drive, please read the SALVEtoday article here.
Make holiday ornaments for Aldersbridge Communities
Volunteers are needed to help provide holiday assistance to residents of Aldersbridge Communities who are unable to leave their rooms during this holiday season. If you are interested in volunteering virtually by creating holiday ornaments, please reach out to Saarah Papineau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If anyone has questions, contact the Office of Community Engagement and Service at (401) 341-2440 or email@example.com.
This post is part of an ongoing series called Mercy Mondays that highlights Salve Regina’s dedication to its Mercy Mission. Search the tag Mercy Mission for more updates on the Mercy branches of Salve Regina.