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East Carolina University. A P i rat e ’s Guide to Service Tomorrow starts here. A publication of the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center Another Successful Year As ECU wraps up another year, so does the VSLC. Listed below are some of the service related achievements for the 2008-2009 academic year. Through on-campus blood drives, 2,791 units of blood have been donated to the American Red Cross. The Food Bank of Central and eastern NC received more than 42,000 pounds of canned food from service-learning classes, extra credit projects, and residence hall collections. The NC-ACTS! program generated 7,500 volunteer hours through 25 ECU students, including 7 VSLC peer counselors. Of the 45 students inducted into ECU’s Servire Society, 9 were continuing members from 2007-2008. National Days of Service such as Make a Difference Day and the MLK Day Challenge generated 200 students to volunteer with local community partners. The first Million Meals Challenge was successfully executed with 800 local volunteers packaging 200,000 meals to address world hunger. Virginia State Parks, Habitat for Humanity, Give2theTroops, and Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Center hosted 19 students for alternative spring break projects. PirateFest The VSLC partnered with the PirateFest planning committee this year by providing 150 volunteers during the day event. On Saturday, April 18th, some students rolled out of bed to help with festival setup at 7a.m., while others worked the day shifts at the Little Pirate’s Pavilion, the Uptown Arts Festival, the International Festival and the Buccaneer Bash. Students could be found answering questions and selling t-shirts at information tables, quenching people’s thirst in Pepsi wagons, directing traffic around the barricades, setting up stereo equipment at one of the performance stages, and running errands for local vendors. The new VSLC volunteer coordinator, Michael Loeffelman, managed the total group of ECU volunteers. Give-n-Go Give-n-Go is a weeklong event that takes place over the last week of school in spring semester. This year, Give-n-Go ran from Friday, May 1st to May 8th, the day before senior commencement. Large boxes served as collection points for students to donate gently used clothing, canned food items, school supplies, blankets, pillows, etc. that they no longer needed. These items were collected throughout the week, sorted and then delivered to Goodwill, Give2theTroops and the Food Bank. Altogether, more than 4 tons of items were donated, and over 200 pounds of canned food items were collected. Page Two Page Three Page Four Volunteer Recognition Banquet Literacy Day The Campus Kitchens Project Holocaust Luminary Calendar of VSLC Upcoming Events VSLC Summer Plans

A Pirate's Guide To Service June 2009

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