Bates Days of Service

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Celebrate the 15th annual Bates Days of Service by engaging in community service  with fellow Batesies across the country. 

The 2019 Bates Days of Service will take place from mid-April through mid-May. Families are encouraged to attend and service projects are open to children unless otherwise noted in the  program descriptions below.

2019 Projects and Locations

+Lake Bluff, Ill.

Saturday, May 19, 12:30–2 p.m.
Bernie’s Book Bank
917 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, Ill.

Two out of three low-income children have no books of their own. Bernie’s Book Bank, Chicago’s largest provider of quality children’s books, is changing that with one of this city’s largest literacy programs. Volunteers will help sort and pack books for distribution to at-risk youth. Families and children of all ages are welcome to participate.
Lead Volunteer: Uriel Gonzalez ’11

This project has reached capacity.
Please contact Stephanie Dumont with any questions.

2017 Project: Bernies Book Bank

 

+Lewiston, Maine

Saturday, April 27, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Rebuilding Together
Benjamin E. Mays Center, 95 Russell Street

Volunteers help repair and restore homes for those in need.

Lead Volunteer: Shanna Bruno

RSVP Here

2017 Rebuilding Together Project Participants

+New York, N.Y.

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2018 Day of Service - New York, NY

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2017 Project: New York Cares

 

+Phippsburg, Maine

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9 a.m.
Morse Mountain Cleanup
Morse Mountain Rd, Phippsburg, ME

Gather for a cleanup day at the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area in Phippsburg, Maine. Last year, over 100 lobster traps were removed and nesting grounds for the Piping Plover were staked with the Audobon Society.

Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Center, Phippsburg, Maine
Lead Volunteer: Laura Sewall, Director of Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area

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2017 Morse Mountain Clean Up

+Portland, Maine

Saturday,  June 1, 7 am–1 pm
Girls on the Run

Volunteers will be working with Girls on the Run at St Joseph’s College in Standish. More information will be forthcoming as spring arrives.
Lead Volunteer: Katie Hawkins ’05

2017 Project: Rippleffect — Cow Island

+Washington, D.C.

Sunday,  May 20, 9 a.m.–Noon
DC Central Kitchen

425 2nd Street, NW, Washington D.C.

DC Central Kitchen’s mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities. 
Volunteers will help prepare meals for food insecure people living in the D.C. metro area.
Lead Volunteer: Kristelle Hicks ’04

2018 Day of Service - Washington DC

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2017 Project: D.C. Central Kitchen