September 23, 2009

Logistical Details for 7th Annual Case for Community Day

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The 7th Annual Case for Community Day is almost here. More than 500 students, faculty, staff and alumni will assist campus neighbors and organizations in a community-wide day of service on Friday, September 25.

If this is your first time volunteering as part of Case for Community Day—or you need a refresher on what to do and where to go—the following is a scheduled breakdown of the day's planned activities, as well as a reminder about the Campus Social being held immediately after the day of service.

If you didn't have an opportunity to sign up for a project, you can still give back. Following the logistical schedule is information about the numerous on-campus donation drives, including updated details about the E-Cycling initiative.

If you are volunteering, here's what you should do this Friday:

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10:45 to 11 a.m.: Check in at the registration table in the Thwing Center atrium to confirm your service project, pick up your T-shirt and receive your Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum tickets.

11 to 11:35 a.m.: Enjoy your free boxed lunch and beverage—courtesy of Bon Appetit Management Company—and hang out with other volunteers in Thwing Center's ballroom. Seating is limited, so make sure to arrive early. Overflow seating will be held throughout Thwing Center.

11:35 a.m.: Learn more about Case for Community Day courtesy of opening remarks by Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder.

11:45 a.m.: Prepare to depart for your service project. Make sure to listen out for your shuttle bus information. Go online in case you miss the shuttle bus call and need to know which bus your service project has been assigned. Travel accommodations are being provided by Hopkins Limousine Service.

Noon to 4 p.m.: Enjoy your service project! At the end of the day, prepare to board the shuttle bus to head back to campus.

4 to 6 p.m.: Stop by the Case for Community Day Campus Social. All volunteers are invited to enjoy live music courtesy of Panic Steel Drums and Jr. Panic! Gear up to play games such as corn hole, miniature golf and basketball. If you just want to relax, feel free to enjoy assorted desserts and refreshments. Make sure to enter your name in the raffles for an opportunity to win prizes from local restaurants, entertainment venues and more.

If you didn't have an opportunity to sign up for a service project, here are some other ways to give back during Case for Community Day:

All campus members are welcome to donate to one of several drives being held as part of Case for Community Day. An American Red Cross blood drive and a canned food drive benefitting the Cleveland Foodbank will be held in Thwing Center.

In addition, campus members can bring in their older personal or laptop computers--and accessories such as monitors, keyboards, printers, speakers and cell phones--as part of the E-Cycling Drive. People can drive up and drop off their items at the Severance Hall parking garage entrance on East Blvd. as early as 7:45 a.m. Friday morning. The E-Cycling drive will run through 4 p.m. This is part of Case Western Reserve University's new partnership with Green Computing, a division of OneCommunity and RET3. Computer hard drives will be cleaned to Department of Defense specifications. Donated computer equipment will go to students in the Cleveland Metropolitan and other local school districts, while donated cell phones will be cleaned and donated to organizations such as the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life program.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, September 23, 2009 02:39 PM | News Topics: Alumnet, Alumni, Community Outreach, Events, Faculty, Staff, Students, news

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