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East Carolina University. A P i rat e ’s G uide to Service Tomorrow starts here. A publication of the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center Countdown to the Million Meal Event 2010 Excellence in Service Awards In just 120 days, on August 28, 2010, East Carolina University and the Greenville community will participate in the 2010 University Million Meal Event. The Million Meal Event, a collaboration between Stop Hunger Now and North Carolina colleges and universities, puts volunteers to work packaging one million nutritious meals for individuals facing food insecurity world-wide. The Volunteer and Service-Learning Center (VSLC) recognized outstanding student volunteers at their annual volunteer recognition event on April 20, 2010. TRIPS leaders, Pirate Playtime leaders, Peer Counselors, and ECU~READS coordinators were among the nearly 125 exemplary volunteers recognized. The Excellence in Service individual award was presented to Allen Thomas. The Excellence in Service group awards were presented to Phi Sigma Pi and the Pirate Tutor Crew. In the last two years, it has quickly become one of the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center’s largest annual events. More than 600 students, faculty, staff and community members participate. In order to keep this exciting opportunity available into the future, the ECU location must reach our 2010 fundraising goal. Every meal packaged on August 28 will cost 25¢. At the ECU location we are scheduled to package 170,000 meals, which equates to a fundraising goal of more than $40,000. Reaching this goal requires a collaborative effort, and the VSLC encourages all our constituents to sponsor meals, most of which will be distributed in areas of Haiti affected by the earthquake. Donations go a long way—$10 provides 40 meals! Donations can be made online at, or by calling the VSLC at 252-328-2735. Allen Thomas completed more than 100 hours with Operation Freedom-NC, a statewide domestic violence and prevention organization working to eradicate domestic violence. Allen’s service included public speaking to raise awareness of domestic violence, creating a public service announcement, and planning community events. Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity sponsored the 2nd annual Greenville Krispy Kreme Challenge supporting JDRF. In two years, they have raised more than $5,000. The 186 members of the Pirate Tutor Crew served as academic role models for students who needed assistance with beginning course work. Tutor Crew volunteers served an average of 6-12 hours per month. Page Two Page Three Page Four Volunteer Spotlight Jade Shields American Red Cross Blood Services Summer Volunteer Tips Calendar of VSLC Upcoming Events

A Pirate's Guide To Service April May 2010

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