Events Calendar

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  • Friday 4/15/22

    • Apr 15
      9:00AM – 12:00PM
      Edgerton Park
      Add to Calendar 2022-04-15T09:00:00 2022-04-15T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, New Haven - G.R.O.W.E.R.S., Inc. @ Greenbrier

      *Please note: this project has reached maximum capacity for registrations.*

      G.R.O.W.E.R.S., Inc. @ Greenbrier offers a multi-path approach to providing horticultural education, employment opportunities and therapy for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Register and join us any time between 9 a.m. and noon. This event is co-sponsored by the DiversAbility at Yale (DAY) Affinity Group and the Future Leaders of Yale (FLY) Affinity Group.
       
      Volunteers will help with watering, planting, and other gardening tasks. Children of all ages are welcome to participate.
       
      Please bring your own garden/work gloves, water bottles, clothing layers, sun protection and wear clothes that can get dirty.

      Garden tools will be provided, although you are welcome to bring your own. 
       
      Street parking is available on Cliff Street. Enter the gate; greenhouses are right inside the gate.

      Please share this with friends, family, and colleagues; everyone is welcome to participate. We do ask that all volunteers register in advance, as the number of volunteers for this event is capped at 15. 

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Julie Linden

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  • Saturday 5/7/22

    • May 7
      9:00AM – 12:00PM
      Yale Armory
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-07T09:00:00 2022-05-07T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, New Haven - Urban Resources Initiative Tree Planting (RAIN OR SHINE)

      Urban Resources Initiative (URI) is a Yale University partnership that fosters community-based land stewardship and promotes environmental education in New Haven. Come join us to plant trees to honor long-term Yale employees who have chosen a tree donation in lieu of a gift.

      Come prepared for outdoor work; bring gloves. Older kids welcome.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Christina Coffin '74

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    • May 7
      12:00PM – 3:00PM
      Edgerton Park
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-07T12:00:00 2022-05-07T15:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, New Haven - Edgerton Park (NEW TIME)

      Edgerton Park is a 22-acre City of New Haven public park located on the border of New Haven and Hamden.

      Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome! Activities may include planting ferns, removing invasive plants, and raking leaves.

      Please bring water and gardening gloves, and dress for the weather. Please bring a shovel if you can!

      Street parking is available around the perimeter of the park, located at the intersection of Cliff Street and Edgehill Road. The park has 3 entrances. Please meet us at the Carriage House, located at the entrance near the corner of Edgehill Road and Edgehill Terrace.

      Who's Coming?

       

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    • May 7
      2:00PM – 4:00PM
      Artis Senior Living of Branford
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-07T14:00:00 2022-05-07T16:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, Branford - Senior Card Making Event

      The Yale Day of Service Senior Card Craft Project 2022 is delighted to be back in person this year! You are invited to join us along with Artis residents as Julie Lin ’93 teaches us how to make Origami cards.  Last year, Julie delivered lovely cards to share with Artis residents so we are thrilled to have her visit and teach us how to make them!

      Due to COVID restrictions, the number of volunteers is limited.  All volunteers coming to Artis must be vaccinated and wear a mask.

      Light refreshments will be provided.

      If you are unable to join us, please create decorative cards at home with your family that can be shared with elderly residents who are memory impaired and either living in Senior Living facilities, your neighborhood or your own family and friends. The cards can be for any occasion – Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, tell a Joke. Draw a picture using materials you have on hand such as paper, markers, crayons, stickers, glitter - whatever you think will bring a smile or cheer to a senior who is unable to get out and about.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Kyle Higgins, Yale School of Public Health
       

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  • Saturday 5/21/22

    • 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
      8:30AM – 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
      10:00AM – 1:00PM
      Trowbridge Environmental Center
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T10:00:00 2022-05-21T13:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, New Haven - East Rock Spring Clean-Up and Planting (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 7)

      Join with Friends of East Rock Park members and park staff for spring park maintenance including clearing brush, planting bulbs and raking. Come prepared for outdoor work, bring water, and gloves if you have them. Tools provided. Children welcome.  

       

      Who's Coming

      Contact: Christina Coffin '74

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    • May 21
      12:00PM – 4:30PM
      Stony Creek Dock, Horse Island
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T12:00:00 2022-05-21T16:30:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, Branford - Horse Island Work Day w/Peabody Museum - AFTERNOON SHIFT (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 7)

      *Please note this site has reached maximum volunteer capacity. Please consider registering for another project in Connecticut.* This is a rescheduled event 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 12:00 p.m. and receive an orientation on Horse Island at 12:30 p.m. You will be able to choose the projects(s) you'd like to work on for the afternoon. Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds. You'll return to the Stony Creek Dock between 4:00 and 4:30 pm.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Eliza King

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  • Tuesday 5/24/22

    • May 24, 2022
      Starts at 12:00PM
      Mercy Learning Center
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-24T12:00:00 2022-05-24T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, Bridgeport - Supporting the Women of The Mercy Learning Center

      The Mercy Learning Center’s mission is to provide literacy and life skills training to low income women in Bridgeport, CT.  The staff serves about 1,000 women per year,  from 50 countries of origin, and teaches English, Math, Science, Social Studies/Civics and computing/technology to prepare students for High School Equivalency diplomas, U.S. Citizenship exams, job interviews and college careers.  MLC also offers social services, counseling, food and diaper assistance and childcare.

      Google Meet Call, May 5 @ 12pm ET: For anyone wishing to learn more about The Mercy Learning Center from Jane Ferreira, MLC CEO, there will be a Google Meet call on Thursday May 5 at noon EST for 30 minutes, email Lee Race for open invite.

      In Person Drop Off: May 24, Bridgeport, CT 
      For those interested in an in-person drop off on Tuesday May 24, please email Lee Race.  We will be brining a large local delivery of Food Pantry and Toiletry Items. Everyone local is welcome to join and meet the staff.

      Donation Drive:   
      MLC staff are in urgent need of donations and family friendly Food Pantry and Toiletries for their members for at home use. CEO Jane Ferreira, Yale MAR, Theology Class of ‘89 often says, “When you educate a woman, you educate a family” and all donations will stretch across generations.  There are multiple ways to contribute below followed by MLC’s Non Profit information for tax deductions.

      Cash/Credit Donations direct to MLC site noting YDOS22; Please note YDOS22 in comments for tracking

      Food Pantry:  
      Non Perishable Healthy Foods can be sent via Amazon and Walmart for Monday to Friday delivery dates at any time to:
      The Mercy Learning Center, 637 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604-4611
      For these sites, select gift receipt and note YDOS22 if possible, for tracking

      Favorites of their families would be healthy cereal, soup, canned tuna, non perishable Mac and Cheese, Pasta and Sauce, canned vegetables, healthy crackers.  
      Note: NO Peanut Butter please due to nut allergies.

      Toiletries:
      Ship to above and note YDOS22.
      Items urgently needed include generic toiletries: toothbrushes (adult and child), toothpaste, floss, soap, shampoo, deodorant, baby wipes, tampons and sanitary napkins.

      In the spirit of Yale Day of Service please consider the above dates as guidelines. Donations are welcome at any time.  

      Social Sharing:
      If you’d like to include a comment, photo or donation as part of a 2022 Yale Day of Service post for MLC we will do please email Lee Race '93 MPPM and Kylie Race and we will post on a wrap up in late May for a final push in early June as they go into summer season.

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