Pleasantville, NY – Pace University’s Center for Community Outreach has organized more than 100 volunteers to participate in national Make A Difference Day, Sat. Oct. 27.
Community service organizations that Pace students, faculty, staff and alumni will visit include:
· Aids Related Community Services, 2269 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford Executive Park, Elmsford. ARCS is an organization that provides education about and direct support to those affected by HIV and AIDS. Pace volunteers will help create a mural for their walk-in offices.
· Pleasantville Cottage School, 1075 Broadway, Pleasantville. This is an organization that offers more than 70 years of experience in treating children with a wide range of emotional problems. Pace volunteers will work with youngsters in story telling projects and other activities.
· Rockland Family Shelter is an organization that for more than 20 years has provided services to battered women and their children, and survivors of sexual violence. Pace volunteers will perform a fall cleaning of the shelter.
· New York City Parks and Recreation’s annual Great Halloween Party in Central Park has the City’s largest pumpkin patch, a haunted house, arts and crafts, children’s theater, musical entertainment, in-line skating, and more. All volunteers will receive lunch and a Halloween hat.
· The Caring Community: Meals on Heels Program, 371 Sixth Avenue, NYC. Pace volunteers will deliver food to hungry families.
National Make a Difference Day is sponsored by USA WEEKEND Magazine in partnership with The Points of Light Foundation. This annual event takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October and this is the 11th annual celebration.
For more information, contact Heather Novak, Pace University, at (914) 773-3539, or e-mail email@example.com.