Holy Cross Community to Perform Day of Service

Students, Alumni to Volunteer Locally and Nationally in 14th Annual Holy Cross Cares Day

March 22nd, 2011 by 


Members of the Holy Cross Community scrape and paint a railing during last year Image by Dan Vaillancourt

More than 250 students, faculty, and staff from the College of the Holy Cross will participate in the 14th annual Holy Cross Cares Day on Saturday, March 26.  Volunteers will perform service-oriented activities, including painting, raking and picking up trash at schools, churches, and parks throughout the City of Worcester.  Holy Cross Cares Day is a completely student-organized event.

U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Mayor Joseph O’Brien, will join City Manager Michael V. O’Brien and Holy Cross President Rev. Michael McFarland, S.J., (both of whom will also participate as volunteers) in addressing College volunteers at a kick-off breakfast at 9:15 a.m. in the Hart Recreation Center.

As part of Holy Cross Cares Day, a group of students will join Manager O’Brien, City Councilor Barbara Haller, Fr. McFarland and residents of South Worcester for a neighborhood clean-up as part of the City Manager’s “Clean Team” program from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  The volunteers will be based at the South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Center, and will take shuttles to designated areas in South Worcester.

In addition, more than 250 Holy Cross alumni will participate in Holy Cross Cares Day through volunteer efforts in their local communities.  Alumni volunteer cities include Worcester, Boston, Hartford, Conn., New York City, Syracuse, N.Y., Chicago, and Naples, Fla.  This is the first year that Holy Cross Cares Day has been organized on a national scale.

Holy Cross students and alumni will be divided between the following Worcester sites from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.:

  • Nativity School of Worcester (67 Lincoln Street)
  • Cookson Park (entrance near Kendig Street, off College Street)
  • St. Stephen School (355 Grafton Street)
  • Sullivan Middle School (140 Apricot Street)
  • South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Center (47 Camp Street); until 12 p.m.
  • Pernet Family Health Service (237 Millbury Street)
  • Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester ReStore (11 Distributor Road)
  • Rape Crisis Center of Central Mass. (588 Main Street)
  • Elm Park (Park Avenue/Highland Street)

For additional information, please contact Kristine Maloney at 508-793-2419.

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