A Pathway to Service eNewsletter

A Pathway to Service

February 1, 2012   

Editor's Note

Service comes in many different forms and the definition may vary from person to person. Whether you are volunteering at Abbe Hall or Victory house, one type of service is not necessarily better than the other because each meets a different community need. We try to offer programs that are meaningful and it is important to recognize that every person can do their part in making our community a better place to live and learn. Take advantage of opportunities to help others and sign up for some of our programs!

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Maya Angelou.

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 - 2/6/12 and 2/7/12


    The first blood drive of the semester, sponsored by Chi Phi Leadership Lehigh, will take place on February 6th and 7th 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!



Upcoming Volunteer opportunities for you

Parents Night Out

The Community Service Office is excited to announce the first PNO of the semester on February 10th! There will be tons of fun and games, as always! PNO brings local kids from low income families to campus for a night of free food, fun, games, and great role models - that's YOU! The event runs from 5:15pm until around 9:15pm, and it's important that all volunteers stay for the entire time. The kids are already pumped to come on to campus and hang out, so you should be, too! Email Karen at inserve@lehigh.edu for more information or to sign up!

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 the next trips will take place on 2/3 and 2/17. 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 Menís Shelter this semester. Trips generally last from 5-7pm, and are a fun opportunity to exercise your creative culinary genius. The next trips will take place on 2/6, 2/15 and 2/17. To sign up now e-mail inserve@lehigh.edu with the subject: Victory House, because these trips fill up fast!


The Vagina Monologues at Lehigh University

    The Vagina Monologues is back! All proceeds will be donated to Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley and the women and girls of Haiti to provide support services to survivors of gender violence.
    In 1998, Ensler and others launched V-Day, a global non-profit movement that has raised over $75 million for women's anti-violence groups through benefits of The Vagina Monologues. The Vagina Monologues is made up of a varying number of monologues read by a varying number of women

Friday, February 10th - 7PM
Saturday, February 11th - 7PM
Sunday, February 12th - 3PM

Tickets - $7 each
Group rate - $50 for ten tickets

Tickets are available for purchase in advance or at the door.
To purchase in advance, either:
- Stop by the Women's Center
- Talk to a cast member or email luvaginamonologues@gmail.com
- Stop by our table in Upper UC at lunchtime and dinnertime February 6-10
- Check out our tables at V-Day events!

Packard Laboratory, Auditorium Room 101

Change the Beat - Step Competition

LUís Finest, together with ACCC, BSU and LSU, would like to invite you to be a part of our inaugural Change the Beat Step Competition and help us raise funds for Turning Point of Lehigh Valley.
    Turning Point of Lehigh Valley is a safe place where victims of abuse and their children can find refuge. They provide services in the Lehigh and Northampton Counties to more than 5,000 victims of domestic violence each year. Recently, they had to close down one of their two shelter homes due to insufficient funds. We will be donating 40% of the proceeds to the organization.

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm
WHERE: Broughal Middle School


Blue Mountain and Habitat for Humanity

On Thursday February 16th from 4pm Ė 10pm, Blue Mountain and Habitat for Humanity are partnering for a night of skiing and snowboarding under the stars. For folks who live/work/attend school in the Lehigh Valley (this is everyone on campus Ė faculty, staff and students!), lift tickets are only $15! All you need to do is bring an ID that proves you reside, work, or attend school in the Valley.

Blue Mountain and Habitat for Humanity

Yvette M. Palmer Purple Pinkie 5K Run/Walk

The Yvette M. Palmer Purple Pinkie 5K Run/Walk will be on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at DeSales University. Registration begins at 9am, race starts at 10am. All proceeds from this event will go to PolioPlus to help eradicate Polio world wide. This event is sponsored by the DeSales University Rotaract Club and Rotary District 7430. At our first race last year, we rose $5,000 for PolioPlus and we hope to top that this year!



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.

Other Announcements

College Internship Program - Adult Volunteer Services

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