Events Calendar

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  • Saturday 4/15/23

    • Apr 15
      8:30AM – 2:00PM
      DC Fire Engine 27
      Add to Calendar 2023-04-15T08:30:00 2023-04-15T14:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: DC, Washington - American Red Cross Sound the Alarm - CLOSED

      *This service project is closed*

      Join fellow Yalies and other members of the community to install free smoke alarms and share safety information in this at-risk community.  We will work in small groups--under the aegis of the Red Cross--to visit homes, install smoke alarms, and provide home fire safety education to residents. Training will be provided on site so previous experience is not needed.

      The event will be a fun day of reaching out to neighbors and making the community safer. When everyone has arrived, there will be a continental breakfast, you will get to choose what role you would like to do and be provided with on-site training. The team will receive supplies such as smoke alarms, tools, educational materials, and a map of your route for the day. Then it's time to head out!

      Most of your day will be spent visiting homes, installing smoke alarms, and providing home fire safety education to residents. You may be given scheduled appointments at particular homes on your route, or you may be knocking on doors to offer to install free smoke alarms, or a combination of both. In either case, you will be providing a valuable service to your community and helping to save lives. We’ll finish the day with lunch at the firehouse and a tally of how many homes were made safer.

      Families welcome! Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

      Did you know home fires claim seven lives every day--or thousands of lives per year?  Having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half!

      Contact: Lauren Harris '14

      DC Fire Engine 27 — 4260 Minnesota Avenue NE false
  • Friday 5/12/23

    • May 12
      10:00AM – 1:00PM
      Salvation Army
      Add to Calendar 2023-05-12T10:00:00 2023-05-12T13:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: DC, Washington - Help We Are Family Prepare Groceries for Delivery to Seniors

      Grounded in grassroots senior leadership, We Are Family mobilizes a committed corps of volunteers to reach out to isolated inner-city seniors with free services, advocacy, and companionship, building a network of caring eyes and ears that enables at-risk seniors to age in place. More than simply a social service provider, We Are Family is a bold experiment in building caring, just and inclusive community.

      Volunteers will work on an ad hoc assembly line. Some volunteers will stand at a station handing out food. Other volunteers will walk from station to station placing the food items in a bag. We Are Family's team of volunteers will deliver the food the next day. Far from drudgery, the activity is as much social as volunteering.

      What to Wear/Bring
      Volunteers don't need to bring anything but are encouraged to wear comfortable and weather-appropriate clothes as this is an outdoor event.

      The location is right next to the green line metro stop at U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo. It's also very close to the U St NW and 13th St NW bus stop for the 90, 92 and 96 buses.

      Age Recommended
      At least one member from your group should be over 18. However, children usually enjoy the event.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: James Brender '04 MBA

      Salvation Army — 3335 Sherman Ave NW false
  • Saturday 5/13/23

    • May 13 – May 27
      Add to Calendar 2023-05-13T00:00:00 2023-05-27T23:59:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: DC, Washington - Lend Your Expertise to Taimaka Nonprofit for Childhood Nutrition

      Taimaka is a non-profit focused on tackling childhood malnutrition, supported by a recent Yale alum. Taimaka runs an incubation lab in northeastern Nigeria where we offer clinical treatment to roughly 5,000 children with acute malnutrition and incubate a portfolio of research projects to improve the efficacy and cost of treatment for the 45.4 million children who need it. In short, we save lives, then learn how to do it better.

      Taimaka is a relatively young organization and as we scale, we’d love the support of Yale alumni on areas we have less expertise in, even if it’s just 1-2 hours! If you're interested in supporting us, you can sign up for any number of hours from May 13th - May 27th and we'll coordinate a time to work together! 

      Here are some examples of tasks we'd love help with based on your expertise: 

      Legal Advice 
      (e.g., work with our CEO to build better employment policies) 

      Tax Support
      (e.g., work with our CEO ensure that we’re compliant with our non-profit filing requirements this year!)

      (e.g., work with our CEO to think about how to better project our financial needs/what we should be thinking about as we scale)

      (e.g., work with our fundraising director to red-team our strategy for scale and help brainstorm creative ideas for how we can pitch ourselves!)

      Communications/Graphic Design
      (e.g., work with our fundraising director to revamp some of our materials or think about how we pitch ourselves)

      Think Tanks/Journalists/Writers
      (e.g., help us proof some of our external materials to ensure that they read cleanly and effectively to non-Taimaka audiences)

      (e.g., work with our gov’t relations lead to brainstorm how to better advocate for malnutrition as a priority at USAID and other government agencies)

      (e.g., work with our fundraising director to brainstorm how to put together a better high net-worth donor strategy)

      Public Health/Research
      (e.g., work with our research director to help us review some literature for our research portfolio)

      Business generally
      (e.g., mentor our executive leadership team in thinking about how to build a stronger organization!)

      Contact: Olivia Shoemaker '21