Gannon University Alumni to Volunteer for GIVE Day Event in 11 Cities

Posted: September 6, 2013

Erie, Pa. - Gannon University students, staff and alumni will participate in community service projects on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the following cities as part of the University's annual Gannon's Invitation to Volunteer Everywhere (GIVE) Day: Erie, Pa.; Atlanta, Ga.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Chicago, Ill.; Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Harrisburg, Pa.; Newark, N.J.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Rochester, N.Y.; and Washington, D.C.

A free GIVE Day t-shirt will be given to all volunteers who register by Thursday, Sept. 12, online at www.gannonalumni.org.

The Erie, Pa., event will be from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Emerson-Gridley Elementary School on 816 Park Ave. North (www.eriesd.org/domain/11). Volunteers will landscape and beautify Gridley Park near the school. For more information, contact Jessica Nelson at jessicanelson@hotmail.com or 814-449-9533.

The Atlanta, Ga., event will be from 1-4 p.m. at MedShare International on 3240 Clifton Springs Rd. in Decatur, Ga. (www.medshare.org/volunteer). The volunteers will sort and package medical supplies to be sent overseas. For more information, contact Andy Tellers at atellers743@gmail.com or 937-499-0821.

The Buffalo, N.Y., event from 10 a.m.-noon at Woodlawn State Park at S-3580 Lakeshore Rd. in Blasdell, N.Y. (www.nysparks.com/parks/47). The volunteers clean trash and debris from the park as part of the Great Lakes Beach Sweep. For more information, contact Colleen Connolly at colleencons@hotmail.com or 716-783-1723.

The Chicago, Ill., event will be from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Loyola Beach at 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. (www.chicagoparkdistrict.com). The volunteers will clean and beautify the dunes along the shore. For more information, contact April Garrett at aprilegarrett@yahoo.com or 773-827-6964.

The Cleveland, Ohio, event will be from 9 a.m.-noon at Beacon Health at 7350 Palisades Parkway, Mentor, Ohio (www.beaconhealth.us). The volunteers will organize and sort donated clothing for the mental health agency's clients. For more information, contact Jane Frye at chrjyn@yahoo.com or 440-478-0141.

The Columbus, Ohio, event will be from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. at Furniture Bank of Central Ohio at 118 S. Yale Ave. (www.furniturebankcoh.org). The volunteers will be painting, assembling, sanding and painting tables. For more information, contact Ronee Woodley at sunshine1180@catholic.org or 814-397-4332.

The Harrisburg, Pa., event will be from 8:15 a.m.-noon at Project SHARE of Carlisle at 5N Orange St., Suite 4, Carlisle, Pa. (www.projectshare.net). The volunteers will distribute food on site. For more information, contact Christie Twentier at ctwentier@hotmail.com or 717-364-2888.