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The Helping Hand out

ISSUE 5 | OCTOBER 1, 2012 

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Mercer’s Center for Leadership and Volunteerism (CLV) Office works to provide students with volunteer opportunities in the Macon community. Here you will find a variety of ways for you to connect with local non-profits and student organizations that play a role in making our city a better place to live and learn. Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact the Center for Leadership and Volunteerism today and let us help you find the service opportunity that is right for you. Mercer CLV Office Connell Student Center, 2nd Floor 478-301-2870

DON’T FORGET TO LOG YOUR HOURS… Groups, you can log your hours here every time you participate in a  service project.  Students, don’t forget to log your hours individually as well using your  Co‐Curricular Transcript. 

Keep a record now and you won’t have to worry about it later! 

Light on Afterschool  October 18, 4‐6pm  Ingram‐Pye Elementary School  Lights on Afterschool is an annual event hosted by LEAP and  the Center for Leadership and Volunteerism. It is a national  celebration of afterschool programs and gives elementary  students a fun respite from their usual afterschool program.We  are looking for groups to put together fun, interactive booths  for students to enjoy that afternoon.   Interested groups should email LEAP for more information or  to register.Please provide the following information when  registering:  ‐Name of the group  ‐A contact person and email address  ‐What type of activity you will be doing   Activities can be anything age‐appropriate (elementary‐age  students); in the past some groups have done face painting,  dizzy bat races, fishing for prizes, etc. BE CREATIVE! 

The Helping Hand out

LEAP Service Saturday THIS WEEKEND Register to participate. Groups can email to register. Join the facebook group to stay informed about upcoming events.

Mercer ALZStars 1.5K Walk for Alzheimer’s Research  November 3, Perry Georgia    Sign up to be part of the Mercer Team!  Transportation provided! No cost to enter!  Contact Jonathan for more information! 

Volunteer tutors needed for afterschool  program through Bibb County Parks and  Recreation Department. Interested  students should contact Clarence Thomas  at or   478‐751‐9248. 

Camp Twin Lakes “Camp to Go” Tuesday, November 6: Children's Hospital  at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in  Macon  Camp Twin Lakes is more than just  overnight camps‐ we're taking Camp… To  Go! CTL brings camp programs into  children's hospitals throughout Georgia.  Through Camp‐To‐Go in the hospitals,  Camp Twin Lakes takes imaginative camp  programs to patients and their siblings. The  experience comes complete with an  "indoor campfire" and s'mores!  Find out more and register to volunteer! 

Camp Wings November 2‐4, Fort Valley, GA  Join Heart of Georgia Hospice in chaperoning a Bereavement camp for children and their families.  Stop by their table in the student center on Tuesday or Thursday  from 10‐2 or the CLV office for  more information. Apply online to volunteer (Deadline: October 19).  Carlyle Place will be collecting supplies for “goodie bags” to hand out to the homeless around the holidays.  Supplies can be brought to Carlyle Place or the Center for Leadership and Volunteer office through the end of  November. Necessary supplies:  Trial size:  Feminine Hygiene Products  Small lap‐blankets  2‐gallon Ziploc bags  Mouthwash  **Hats   Chapstick  Pens * notepads  Deodorant  **Gloves  Cough drops  Toothpaste  Shaving cream  **Sweatshirt (size small—3x)  Hard Candy—individually wrapped  Toothbrush    Kleenex packs  **Socks (all sizes)  Wash cloths      **Due to gang affiliations ‐ we are asking that these items not be sent in the colors of red or blue. 

The Helping Handout-Issue 5  

The Helping Handout-Issue 5 October 1, 2012

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