A Pathway to Service eNewsletter

A Pathway to Service

October 22, 2011   

Editor's Note

As we come back from Thanksgiving break, take some time to remember those who are less fortunate. Some people in our community do not always have the luxury of a warm meal three times a day. We all can do our part to help those around us, whether it be your friend or someone you have never met.

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~Norman B. Rice

As always, feel free to e-mail us at inserve@lehigh.edu if you have any questions, or would like to get involved!

In Service,
Dan Coviello

Spotlight: Blood Drive 11/29-11/30

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    The second blood drive of the semester will take place Today and Tomorrow November 29th and 30th from 9:00AM-5:00PM in the Ulrich Student Center. Donation is quick and easy, and takes about 45 minutes. Visit the website below to sign up online. Donate blood and help save a life!

BLOOD DRIVE SIGN-UP

http://www.lehigh.edu/service/blood_drive.shtml

SERVE Trips Applications Due

Are you interested in spending your Spring break doing something fun yet meaningful? Would you like to meet new people and travel outside of the Bethlehem community to engage in service activities around the country? If so, you should consider applying for springSERVE 2011!

This spring, the Community Service Office will sponsor 4 different trips across the United States during spring break from March 3th-11th. The different locations are as follows:

1. The Fowler Center – Mayville, MI
2. Sky Meadows State Park, Delaplane, VA
3. Appalachian South Folklife Center – Pipestem, WV
4. Habitat for Humanity – Bloomington, IN

If you are interested in applying, please click the link below to fill out an application. If you would like more information about any of the programs, please contact Sam at inbreak@lehigh.edu or visit SERVE Trip Web Site   |   http://www.lehigh.edu/service/trips.shtml.

Application Deadline


    Spring Site Leader and Participant Application Due: November 30th at 4:45pm

Upcoming Volunteer opportunities for you

Holiday Hope Chest

Would your group or organization like to provide gifts for South Bethlehem children in need this holiday season? We invite you to take part in the Holiday Hope Chest program. In coalition with the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, we hope to fill over 150 gift boxes for children in our area. If your group would like to participate, please email inserve@lehigh.edu with how many boxes you will be able to create! We will then provide you with the first names, ages and genders of the children who will be receiving your Holiday Hope Chests. We ask groups to fill shoeboxes with new items appropriate for the age and gender of the recipient. Your contributions make a tremendous difference to South Bethlehem families in need. We look forward to hearing from you! Boxes are due this Friday

Feel Good Friday

Each Friday the Community Service Office takes a group of volunteers to an on or off campus site for a service event. Potential events include going to Abbe Hall to work with senior citizens or to Volunteers of America where volunteers spend their time with kids in the Lehigh Valley. Trips generally last from 3-5pm, and this month they will take place on 12/2 and 12/9. This is a great opportunity to volunteer and brighten someone elses day. To sign up now e-mail inserve@lehigh.edu with the subject: Feel Good Friday

Victory House

We have a number of trips to Victory House Men’s Shelter this semester. Trips generally last from 5-7pm, and are a fun opportunity to exercise your creative culinary genius. The next trip will take place on 12/5. To sign up now e-mail inserve@lehigh.edu with the subject: Victory House, because these trips fill up fast!

Broughal Cooking Club

The Lehigh University Community Service Office is starting a new program at Broughal Middle School, and we want YOU to help out! Every Tuesday from 3:00-4:30, we're going to be teaching Broughal students about nutrition and the importance of making healthy food choices. So if you're interested in meeting some awesome kids and learning how to cook nutritious meals, you can sign up to volunteer any on 12/6. Email inserve@lehigh.edu for more information or to sign up!

Announcements

Lambda Sigma Upsilon's Aids Awareness Week: Human Red Ribbon 12/1/11

Lambda Sigma Upsilon needs your help to build a Human Red Ribbon in the UC Front Lawn for Nationals AIDS Awareness Day, which is the 1st of December every year. For those that do not know, AIDS is one of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. It is something that goes unnoticed within our community and the age group between 15 and 24 is at high risk, meaning us students. The Red Ribbon in which everyone wears red and forms a gigantic ribbon is meant to raise awareness across campus and possibly even have the Bethlehem community get involved.

December 1st, 2011
Time: 12:00, Picture taken around 12:25 latest
Place: UC Front Lawn
Rain Location: Kenner Theatre

Please be there to support our cause. Remember to wear red!

Cornhole Tournament!

Think you're cornhole king?
Come toss your stuff Saturday, December 3rd in Grace Hall and see if you've got what it takes to be Lehigh's Cornhole Champ!

Teams of 2 with double elimination brackets!
$10 per team and all proceeds go to the Bethlehem Public Library!

SIGN UP   |   http://tinyurl.com/bm96ux2.

Sponsored by: Tossing Not Throwing, Black Student Union, ASA, and the Mustard and Cheese Drama Society.

Jam for Juvenille Diabetes Benefit Concert 11/30/11

Tickets are $5 via cash or GoldPLUS and will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will go to Juvenille Diabetes Research!

The event on 11/30 will be from 7-9pm in Lamberton Great Room
Great Acapella and other music groups brought by the Music Box.

Email Kelsey Kaplan at kek214@lehigh.edu or CJ Sevilla at cjs214@lehigh.edu with any question or for more details.

Volunteers for Christmas City Village

The Downtown Bethlehem Association is running their first annual Christmas City Village event on weekends from Thanksgiving to Christmas. A series of 8'x8' huts are being set up in the historic Bethlehem shopping district for craft people to sell their goods in an effort to draw more people down town.

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success and if you or your organization is interested in helping out then please contact Kara Johnson at KaraJ@lehighvalleychamber.org

Donegan Elementary School Looking for Volunteers

Interested in getting involved with children, doing community service, and gaining teaching experience? Due to a complete loss of funding for after school programming, Donegan Elementary School is looking for volunteers to run and assist with after school programs. Volunteers can be individuals, groups, clubs, or organizations. Your task would be to plan and implement an after school program on a weekly basis. Programs can be based on volunteers' skills and interests. We are seeking a wide array of programs to provide enrichment and life experiences for the elementary school students!

If interested, please contact Brittany Fisher at 610-332-6428 or blf211@lehigh.edu.

$5,000 Percy Hughes Award Nominations Due 12/1/11

$5,000 Percy Hughes Award for Scholarship, Humanity, and Social Change- DUE DEC. 1!!!

The Percy Hughes award honors those individuals who work towards implementing big, transformative ideas in the local, national, and world communities with grace, tenacity, and devotion. For example, Percy Hughes made a continuous effort to bring co-education to Lehigh University starting in 1918. The Percy Hughes Award recognizes those who advance Lehigh University's culture of addressing the world's most pressing challenges with sleeves rolled up and an orientation towards real world issues. The award recipients are leaders who not only foster Lehigh's historic educational mission, values, and core beliefs but also push Lehigh in new directions and heights of excellence. Awardees will receive $5,000, in which half will be donated to a charity of their choice, and have their names engraved on the Percy Hughes Award plaque.

ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE: DECEMBER 1, 2011 and the recipient will be announced during the MLK week awards ceremony on Thursday, January 19, 2012!!!

For more information on the award and to submit an online nomination form to Percy Hughes Award https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/lehigh.edu/viewform?formkey=dDFEYjUxRk5kS 0x5a3Q2ZjFXMUpaV3c6MQ

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