UAlbany Celebrates Volunteerism With "Make a Difference Day"
Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4989
More than 200 University at Albany students are organizing a variety
of unique events in recognition of 2001 as the International Year of
the Volunteer. The Presidential Honors Society at the University at
Albany has partnered up with the Volunteer Center of the Capital Region,
to commemorate and promote the spirit of volunteerism. The campus will
celebrate that spirit on Saturday, October 27, which has been designated
as the 11th annual "Make A Difference Day."
A highlight of the special day will be the "Wall of Difference," which
will acknowledge people who have given unselfishly of themselves to
make a difference in the lives of others and to promote the spirit of
volunteerism. The "wall," a monument to volunteerism, will be a giant
compilation of stories and pictures submitted by members of the community
of how they have made a difference in the lives of others. Along with
the submissions will be contact information for nonprofit agencies that
in need volunteers. The wall will travel around various public locations
Members of the Capital District community are invited to share their
stories and pictures in this giant display of altruism. All submissions
are welcome and may be made by individuals, agencies, or businesses.
They can highlight major projects, participation in a preexisting project,
or monetary donations.
Questions can be directed to the Presidential Honors Society by phone
at 591-8517 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send submissions
of pictures and stories to the Presidential Honors Society, Lecture
Center 31, University at Albany or The Volunteer Center of the Capital
Region, 350 New Scotland Road.
Other events planned include a red, white, and blue picture taken on
campus during Homecoming Weekend of people wearing these colors to be
sold to benefit the Sept. 11 fund, a haunted house for children, and
a canned food and clothing drive. Many campus departments and organizations
are involved in this project.
For more University at Albany information, visit our World Wide Web
site at http://www.albany.edu.
October 17, 2001
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