Saturday, August 26, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Ceddia Union Building (CUB, MPR)
Please join us to participate in any of the following eight service projects that will be benefiting organizations within our region and nation-wide. Please see the projects listed below to find out how you can participate, and the impact you will have in the community.
If you'd like to participate in one of these activities, register here.
Project One: Cat Habitats
- Organization: Shippensburg University Animal Alliance provides services to local shelters and local animals. The SU Animal Alliance strives to make others aware of puppy mills and animal abuse.
- Student Activity: Ship students will create cat habitats for the stray cats within the Shippensburg Community. These habitats will consist of storage totes, plastic bins, zip ties, and duct tape.
Project Two: Planting Station
- Organization: Shippensburg University Farm is used for research and volunteer opportunities at a site located near the Shippensburg University campus. The Farm also provides an outdoor educational experience for local elementary, middle, high schools, Girl Scout troops, and residents within nearby independent living communities. Another service provided by the Shippensburg University Farm is providing fresh produce for campus dining services and community members.
- Student Activity: Ship students will plant seeds for garden planting. These seeds include beets, beans, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts, to name a few.
Project Three: Dog and Cat Toys
- Organization: Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter (CVAS) is within Shippensburg, and serves the community by protecting, sheltering, and seeking adoption for homeless animals in the northern Franklin and southern Cumberland counties. The shelter also acts to return lost pets to owners, prevent cruelty and neglect, and promote population control. They strive to remove barriers from the adopting process, so long as the animals find good homes.
- Student Activity: Ship students will assemble cat and dog toys from fleece, t-shirts and water bottles.
Project Four: Care Pack's for GAiN
- Organization: Global Aid Network (GAiN) provides items such as medicine, temporary shelter, blankets, clothing, and school supplies to those in need.
- Student Activity: Ship students will put together care packs for GAIN recipients. These items will be sent nation-wide to those in need.
Project Five: Care Pack's for Shippensburg Elementary Schools
- Organization: Shippensburg Elementary Schools serves the public school district in Franklin County and Cumberland Valley.
- Student Activity: Ship students will put together care packs for the students within the elementary schools. Care packs will hold school supplies such as pencils and crayons for the students.
Project Six: Cards for Veterans
- Organization: Lebanon VA Medical Center provides timely care, including same-day services, when primary care is needed. Lebanon VA Medical Center also, provides timely mental health care, including same-day services, as needed.
- Student Activity: Ship students will create cards for Veterans who receive services at the Lebanon VA Medical Center.
Project Seven: Bracelets
- Organization: Make-a-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that assists in arranging experiences also known as “wishes” for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
- Student Activity: Ship students will create bracelets to sell for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Project Eight: Gardening for Retirement Communities
- Organization: The gardening portion of Craft for Cause will assist two different retirement communities: Episcopal Home and Elmcroft of Shippensburg. Episcopal Home provides assisted living and independent living for seniors. Episcopal also assists in activities of daily living including provided meals and nurses to the in-home community. Elmcroft of Shippensburg provides care to seniors in a private and intimate setting. The center gives way to home-like communities, entertainment, and programming for seniors.
- Student Activity: Ship students will prepare a potted plant for residents within the retirement communities for seniors to enjoy.