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February Super Service Valentine’s Day: baking for Meals on Wheels

February 20, 2015 by Sonia Cheung | Comments Off on February Super Service Valentine’s Day: baking for Meals on Wheels

On 14th February, 2015, Williams shared love with the community by baking for Meals on Wheels, which serves food to people in need in the area. Around 70 students came to bake in shifts from 1pm-5:30pm in three kitchens, and had fun baking sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and corn muffins.

 

Did you know?

You can check out the baking kit and ingredients from the Center for Learning in Action and bake for food security programs in North Berkshire throughout the semester, and engage with the community without leaving campus. Contact us or CLiA for more information.

 

Community Service Fair and Health and Wellness Fair 2014

October 26, 2014 by Sonia Cheung | Comments Off on Community Service Fair and Health and Wellness Fair 2014

Two fairs related to community engagement in one month!

LCE held the annual Community Service Fair on 10/9 in Paresky Baxter Hall.

The Williams Wellness Committee along with the Center for Learning in Action, Student Health Services, Williams Medical Corp and Lehman Community Engagement made Feel Good Do Good: Williams Community Health and Wellness Fair happen on 10/23 in Greylock.

 

Missed the fairs? Want to volunteer? Here is a list of some of the organizations and student groups that were present at the fair.

Student Groups 

Converging Worlds Be pen-pals with incarcerated youth. Facilitate a sense of social responsibility, camaraderie, and awareness through written communication. Visit conworlds.org for more information
FRN/WRAPS Food Recovery Network/Williams Recovery of All Perishable Surplus. More drivers needed to deliver surplus food from dining halls to local agencies! More info here.
Mohawk Forest Mentor elementary & middle-school children weekly at the Mohawk Forest low-income neighborhood in North Adams, preparing shared dinners, helping with homework, and having fun. See our Calendar for times and contact Raquel Rodriguez (rr5) if interested.
Partners in Health/Engage Email Kirby Neuner (ksn1) for more info.
Sweetbrook Nursing Home Volunteers Visit the elderly on Sundays. Email Lani Willmar (lw3) for more info.
Winter Blitz! Winterize homes on 11/8! Email Angela Liu (el6) to help with organizing, or sign up here to help on the day.

*Brayton Elementary Tutoring is also looking for tutors:

Mondays: Drama (range of grades)
Tuesdays: Dance (2nd-3rd graders)
Wednesdays: Drama (range of grades), Ice Skating (4-6th grade)
Thursdays: Jazz (4-6th grade)
Fridays: Modern Dance (3rd-5th grade), Swimming (4th-7th grade)

Contact Gabriella Kallas (gck1) for details.

Outside Organizations 

Bennington Project Independence (Adult Day Service)
Berkshire United Way More info here.
Berkshire Museum Various opportunities for volunteering. More info here.
Goodwill of the Berkshires Various volunteering opportunities throughout the year.
Peace Valley Farm
Vermont Veterans’ Home Visit veterans and go to activities and events with them. Very flexible schedule.
Village Ambulance Get trained and work on an ambulance.
Williamstown Council on Aging Bring music, dance and other programs to the elderly!

Feel free to contact Sonia Cheung (hc4@williams.edu) for more information on any of the opportunities listed above.

October Super Service Saturday!

October 15, 2014 by Sonia Cheung | Comments Off on October Super Service Saturday!

A morning at Peace Valley Farm to kick off our monthly SSS !

10/18 (Sat) 10:00am-12:30pm

Farming with great company followed by a pizza party. How else could you better spend a Saturday morning?

This was our first monthly Super Service Saturday- breathe in the pure joy on these faces!

Stay tuned for our November SSS!

Would your organization like some college students for a day? Contact us.

Week of 5/4

April 3, 2014 by Sonia Cheung | Comments Off on Week of 5/4

Coming up in the week of 5/4… 

CLiA Year-End Barbecue 5/6 (Wed) 6:00-8:00pm

Come to CLiA on Wednesday, May 6th from 6:00-8:00pm for a picnic on the Brooks House lawn (indoors if the weather is wet) to celebrate the great community work done in our region and beyond by Williams groups and individuals.

RSVP here

 

Interfaith Food Pantry 5/9 (Sat)

Join us next Saturday as we help the Interfaith Food Pantry sort donations from the Letter Carrier Food Drive!

They expect lots of donations and could use some help getting the food where it needs to go. It’s going to be lots of fun, and it will be a great way to meet locals who care about the community just as much as you do!
When: Saturday, May 9th
Where: North Adams Interfaith Food Pantry
Why: To fill your heart with the warmth of community engagement before facing the soul-crushing despair of finals.
Sign up here:
 

 

For more happenings and opportunities, see our calendar or check out the Center for Learning in Action’s site (lower right corner shows upcoming events).

 

March 17, 2014
by Sonia Cheung
Comments Off on March Monthly Project – Habitat for Humanity

March Monthly Project – Habitat for Humanity

Power tools, ladders, hammers . . .

A group went out to help Habitat for Humanity with building a house for a local family on 15/3 (Sat).

This was our March Featured Monthly Project.  Want to help out next time?  Stay tuned for our next featured project!

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