Events Calendar

  • Saturday 5/21/22

    • May 1, 12:00AM – May 31, 11:59PM
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      Add to Calendar 2022-05-01T00:00:00 2022-05-31T23:59:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: OH, Cleveland OH (Virtual) - Love for the Elderly for the month of May

      We reprise our 2020 and 2021 Yale CLE Virtual Day of Service project contributing letters of love to the elderly in need of uplift and encouragement.  In 2020, we helped set a record for the nonprofit started by Jacob Cramer, '22 (Ben Franklin) -- 14,234 letters of love sent to 233 senior communities in the United States, UK, Australia and Canada. The Cleveland effort sparked national and international interest. See some of the photos of appreciative recipients, letter writers and helpers at the project's Instagram account.

      This virtual project is again part of our Yale CLE Day of Service, now marking its 14th year. So, take a moment anytime in the month of May to handwrite 14 more letters of love, warmth and encouragement (large, legible writing please!), keeping away from religion, politics and personal topics, illustrate with colorful art, if you care to do so, and mail with their envelopes to

      Love for our Elders
      P.O. Box 24248
      Cleveland, Ohio 44124

      Visit the organization's website to see examples of great letters and learn more about the organization. Or reach out to Jacob Cramer.

      Co-Sponsors: Yale Alumni Association of Cleveland, AAAYA Northeast Ohio Chapter, GSAA, YBAA

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    • May 7, 12:00AM – May 31, 11:59PM
      Tarrant Area Food Bank
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-07T00:00:00 2022-05-31T23:59:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: TX, Fort Worth - YCFW Virtual Food Drive

      Yale Club of Fort Worth will hold a monthlong Virtual Food Drive for Tarrant Area Food Bank, which distributes food to pantries in 13 counties. Summer is a difficult time of year for food banks. The reason? Families with children who had been receiving free or reduced-cost breakfast and/or lunch at school need to find a way to replace those meals during summer break. So they turn to their local food bank or pantry for assistance.

      Every $1 you donate will provide food for 5 meals. Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need. Our YCFW goal is to raise $1,000 or 5,000 meals. Our campaign will end on May 31.

      To participate in YCFW's Yale Day of Service, please donate at our YCFW page.

      Thanks for you support!

      Contact: Maricar Estrella Parent '23

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    • May 1, 12:00AM – May 31, 11:59PM
      Write from anywhere
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-01T00:00:00 2022-05-31T23:59:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: Virtual (sponsored by Yale Cleveland) - Love for the Elderly for the month of May

      We reprise our 2020 and 2021 Yale CLE Virtual Day of Service project contributing letters of love to the elderly in need of uplift and encouragement.  In 2020, we helped set a record for the nonprofit started by Jacob Cramer, '22 (Ben Franklin) -- 14,234 letters of love sent to 233 senior communities in the United States, UK, Australia and Canada. The Cleveland effort sparked national and international interest. See some of the photos of appreciative recipients, letter writers and helpers at the project's Instagram account.

      This virtual project is again part of our Yale CLE Day of Service, now marking its 14th year. So, take a moment anytime in the month of May to handwrite 14 more letters of love, warmth and encouragement (large, legible writing please!), keeping away from religion, politics and personal topics, illustrate with colorful art, if you care to do so, and mail with their envelopes to

      Love for Our Elders
      P.O. Box 24248
      Cleveland, Ohio 44124

      Visit the organization's website to see examples of great letters and learn more about the organization. Or reach out to Jacob Cramer.

      Co-Sponsors: Yale Alumni Association of Cleveland, AAAYA Northeast Ohio Chapter, GSAA, YBAA

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    • May 14, 8:30AM – May 22, 10:00AM
      Online
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-14T08:30:00 2022-05-22T10:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: Virtual - Brazil Children's Garden

      Organized in collaboration with Yale Alumni Service Corps (YASC), join Paulo Barreiro '12 MEM, founder of Cachoeira, a local socio-environmental company, for a Yale Day of Service, virtual community vegetable garden. This session is part of an environmental and arts education program for children living in marginal neighborhoods of Serra Grande in Southern Bahia.

      Come learn more about the project, find out ways to get involved, and interact with the local children who will be recycling and planting, and drawing their activities. You are also welcome to share your own community garden story or other experience.

      Contact: Joao Aleixo

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      Graphic: Yale Day of Service: Virtual - Brazil Children's Garden, featuring a photo of a Latino man working in a garden with adolescent children
    • May 21
      8:00AM – 2:00PM
      District New Haven
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T08:00:00 2022-05-21T14:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, New Haven - Red Cross Sound the Alarm

      The American Red Cross is rallying local volunteers to install FREE smoke alarms in New Haven as part of their annual Sound the Alarm event to prevent deadly home fires. No experience is needed, training will be provided. Join us, we need your help!

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    • May 21
      8:00AM – 10:00AM
      Camden Street Learning Garden
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T08:00:00 2022-05-21T10:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: NC, Raleigh - Food Shuttle Garden Build

      Gardens For Everyone (GFE) helps people grow their own veggies at home by building backyard, raised-bed garden boxes and supporting box recipients as they begin growing food. Priority is given to low to moderate income households, as well as organizations that want to grow food for their community. 

      What We Do
      Volunteers should be comfortable using the tools and lumber needed to make a raised garden bed. Volunteers with this program must also be willing to meet staff at a recipient’s home. We can really use your help! If you are willing to work hard and get a little dirty along the way do not worry about being an expert in building. You learn most everything you need to know by working with staff and experienced volunteers. Bring your own gloves if you have them!

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Eraina Ferguson '10 M.Div

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    • May 21
      8:30AM – 12:30PM
      Stony Creek Dock, Horse Island
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T08:30:00 2022-05-21T12:30:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, Branford - Horse Island Work Day w/Peabody Museum - MORNING SHIFT (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 7)

      *Please note this site has reached maximum volunteer capacity. Please consider registering for another project in Connecticut.*
      NEW DATE IS MAY 21 - Rescheduled from May 7.

      Join the Yale Peabody Museum on Horse Island as we maintain the property, collect trash, and improve the trail system. Horse Island, owned by the Peabody Museum, is one of the Thimble Islands in the Long Island Sound near the village of Stony Creek in Branford, CT. Participants will get a sneak peek of the new sustainably designed research station, which will be used by Yale students and faculty across disciplines. 

      Because current University policy concerning COVID-19 safety dictates that minors are not allowed on campus for university activities until May 29, 2022, this Day of Service project is limited to individuals 18 years or older.

      Parking is limited at the Stony Creek Dock area, so arrive early enough to find parking. Participants should prepare to encounter uneven terrain and poison ivy as well as ticks and mosquitoes; a hat and sunscreen are recommended to combat sun exposure, and volunteers should wear supportive footwear and comfortable outdoor work clothes that can get dirty.

      Participants will catch the ferry from the Stony Creek Dock at 8:30 am and receive an orientation on Horse Island at 9:00 am. You will be able to choose the projects(s) you'd like to work on for the morning. Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds. You'll return to the Stony Creek Dock between 12:30 and 1:00 pm.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Eliza King

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    • May 21
      9:00AM – 4:00PM
      Location available after registration
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T09:00:00 2022-05-21T16:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: MI, Grand Rapids - Handicap Ramp Build

      The Yale Club of Western Michigan will be spending a full day with two local nonprofit organizations - Home Repair Services and Disability Advocates of Kent County of Michigan to build (from scratch to finish) a handicap access ramp for a needy family in Grand Rapids.  

      The completed ramp will enable the handicapped resident independent access to their home for the first time. 

      Details regarding the project site and other relevant information will be provided to all volunteers upon registration.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Ping Liang '81 MPPM or Tim Liang '77 MA, '82 MPPM President of the Yale Club of Western Michigan

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    • May 21
      9:00AM – 12:00PM
      Minneapolis, MN
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T09:00:00 2022-05-21T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: MN, Minneapolis - Cedar Lake Park Assoc. Clean Up

      Volunteers will work on clearing and lining trails, removing buck-thorn and other invasive plant species, general planting etc.

      * All ages are welcome for this project, but it is requested that adults supervise younger children.
      * In terms of weather, we will work in a light drizzle but not if raining hard or storming.

      In 1988, neighbors joined together to save a large parcel of land from development on the north and east sides of Cedar Lake in Minneapolis. Seeking out and inviting all interested parties to participate, the group focused on a vision-to establish a nature park in the heart of the city-and adopted a set of organizational principles for Cedar Lake Park. The Park is open for all to enjoy and makes it possible to commune with nature in the City.
       

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Diane Pike '76 MA, '78 MPhil, '81 PhD

      Note:
      There will be a potluck meal after the May 21st Day of Service events starting at roughly 12 noon.  Volunteers from May 14th and 21st are welcome.  The potluck will be held at the home of a YAANW board member.  All volunteers are welcome to come and to share conversation and comradery.  Please notify Rudy Hokanson to register and indicate the number in your party. He will send you directions and instructions.

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