National Day of Service
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Alumni across the country are encouraged to organize a project with fellow Mount grads in their geographic area giving alums the opportunity to choose what best fits the needs of their community. Alumni, family/friends and parents are invited to participate. We encourage projects to take place on this date but based on the criteria of the project may be on a different date.
Recently, the TODAY Show launched Shine a Light, a year-long project focused on service and giving back to communities in need. Anchors on the show picked a worthy cause to raise awareness of in 2014 and support throughout the year. The University of Mount Union decided to join in its effort by shining a light on the need to empower youth in our community and across the globe.
Saturday, April 12 projects:
(check back as more projects are added)
For an accurate T-shirt count, please rsvp to the project coordinator by March 28.
Projects can vary in nature but should have a focus on service to the local community. Examples of projects might include:
- volunteering at a local food bank and distribution center
- collecting trash and beautifying a local park
- painting a room for a local homeless shelter, nursing home or school
All projects are to be submitted by someone willing to take the lead role in the area of the proposed project. Contact our office with details of the project you will coordinate. NOTE: Area coordinators are responsible for ensuring the success of the project that day as they will be the on-site go-to person.
Once we know your proposed project, the Office of Alumni Engagement will work with you to mobilize alumni in your area to encourage participation plus will supply T-shirts for those involved. Please send us a shirt count and sizes by March 31 in order to mail them to you in time. We request that you take a group photo and email to us to post online. We welcome additional photos to put on the website following the event.
If you are interested in serving as a coordinator for a project that you have organized and confirmed, please send the following information to the Alumni Office at email@example.com subject Mount United.
- Name of the Organization:
- Address of the Organization:
- Time: Start to Finish
- Brief description of the work:
- Any age restrictions:
- Your contact information:
You may contact the Office of Alumni Engagement via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (330) 823-2030 or (800) 992-6682 with any questions.
Intention of the Project:
It is our hope that Mount Union Alumni from across the country will proudly display their school colors and their volunteer spirit by participating in this day of service. Projects within a reasonable radius of Alliance may include involvement from current Mount Union students.
- The Mount Union Office of Alumni Engagement will provide the coordinator of each area with assistance to round up alums in their area by sending postcards to area alumni. We need you on-site to coordinate the project and volunteers that day!