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Yale Day of Service at Vogel Alcove

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Vogel Alcove serves as many as 200 children each day, allowing them to learn, grow and thrive in a place free from hunger or trauma. While their children are in our care, our parents, most of whom are single mothers, have the opportunity to work, look for work or go to school. We give homeless families a chance to overcome their circumstances.

Volunteers will build Bye-Bye bags, snack sacks that we distribute to our children at the end of the day. These snack sacks provide additional nutrition when the children are away from our facility. Volunteers gather the supplies and fill the bags. You will be assigned items to donate/bring the week before the event.

In addition, there will also be a garden and/or playground beautification project to tackle, so we will need some volunteers to bring garden tools and wheelbarrows.

Let’s make this the most successful, most well-attended Yale Day of Service Site in the world - again! Stats from last year’s event:  96 registrants made 1,120 bye-bye bags, completed playground and garden work putting down 2500 pounds of sand, 1000 pounds of crushed granite, and 6 cubic yards of mulch!!!

This is a family-friendly, all-ages event.  We have bag decorating for our artistic and younger volunteers and plenty of jobs for volunteers of all ages.  Bring the entire family!


Site Coordinator  

Amy Peck ‘02 MBA

Earlier Event: May 4
The Future of Happiness
Later Event: May 19
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