Wheelock World Service Weekend 2015 Projects

HEALTHY KIDS FESTIVAL
Team Leader: Saki Iwamoto '10/'11MS, iwamoto@bostonchildrensmuseum.org
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Boston Children's Museum, 308 Congress Street, Boston, MA
Description: Boston Children's Museum is having its annual health-wellness event, Healthy Kids Festival at Boston Children's Museum. Invitees include local health care organizations to facilitate a lot of fun activities, such as Teddy Bear Clinic, Finger Casting, and Mask Decoration! 
Special Notes:
To participate in the activities simply show up at the msueum with your kids! If you are attending without chidlren, please reference the visitor policies listed here: www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/visit. Please note that if you are participating in the Healthy Kids Festival, musem fees do apply.

BOSTON AREA RAPE CRISIS (BARCC) WALK
Team Leader:
Director of Student Counseling Center Eileen Thompson, LICSW, ethompson@wheelock.edu
Date:
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Time:
8:30 a.m. (registration opens), 9:30 a.m. (walk begins)
Location:
DCR's Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA
Description:
 
BARCC's 41st Anniversary Walk for Change - Nearly 2,000 people are expected to walk 2.6 miles along the Charles River in support of survivors of sexual assault and BARCC's mission to end sexual violence. It will be a fun and inspirational day filled with music, food, and entertainment. For more information, please visit: www.barcc.org/join/events/walk.

RIVERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL - PITTER PATTER OF LITTLE READERS
Team Leader
: Dr. Kathy Kourapis '83, katherine_kourapis@sarasota.k12.fl.us
Date: Friday, April 17, 2015
Time: 9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (time is subject to change)
Location: Riverview High School Cyesis Teen Parent Program, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL 34231
Description: The goal of this year's Wheelock World Service Day in Sarasota is to connect Wheelock alumni with young children for the purpose of encouraging early literacy. Alumni will be asked to bring a children's book appropriate for infants and/or toddlers. Following the Week of the Young Child celebration on the playground, alumni will join one of the nurseries and read their books to individual children or small groups of children. Each book will be left in the nursery as a donation. Refreshments will follow.
Special Note: RSVP to Dr. Kathy Kourapis '83, katherine_kourapis@sarasota.k12.fl.us.

MUDDY RIVER CLEANUP
Team Leader:
Professor of Biology and Chair of Math and Science Ellen Faszewski, efaszewski@wheelock.edu
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2015
Time: TBD
Location: Meet at Wheelock
Description: Join your community and members of the Colleges of the Fenway to clean up our favorite green space. Mingle with other college students while giving back to the community. Lunch and t-shirts will be provided. Organized by the Charles River Watershed Association and the COF Center for Sustainability and the Environment.
Special Note: RSVP to muddyrivercleanup@wheelock.edu.

MAKE-A-WISH TALENT SHOW
Team Leader:
 Assistant Dean of Students Bryan McGrath, bmcgrath@wheelock.edu
Date: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 
8:00 p.m.
Location: 
Wheelock Family Theatre
Description: We're looking for volunteers for Wheelock College's 19th Annual Make-A-Wish Talent Show! If you have a passion for fundraising, public relations, event planning, and talent acquisition and want to learn how you can play an important role on our Talent Show team, then please sign up! Our goal is to raise $3,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation of MA & RI. Our emcee is Wheelock grad Kayla Drescher '12, who is now an up-and-coming Las Vegas magician.

PROJECT BREAD'S WALK FOR HUNGER
Team Leader: Assistant Dean of Students Bryan McGrath, bmcgrath@wheelock.edu

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (rolling start)
Location: Boston Common
Description: "Wheelock Rocks the Walk" will again be participating in the 20-mile Walk for Hunger. Project Bread's Walk for Hunger brings thousands of people to our state's capital each year to raise money for anti-hunger programs and to promote awareness abotu the face of hunger in our communities.

MATTAHUNT COMMUNITY CENTER CLEANUP
Team Leader
: Director of the Mattahunt-Wheelock Community Center Partnership Rashad Cope, rcope@wheelock.edu
Date & Time: TBD
Location: Mattahunt Community Center, 100 Hebron Streeet, Mattapan, MA
Description: TBD

MIDDLESEX FELLS CLEANUP
Team Leader: 
Beverly Mattatall '72, bevmattatall@yahoo.com 
Date & Time: 
TBD 
Location:  Department of Conservation and Recreation, Stoneham, MA
Description of project: 
TBD

SINGAPORE PROJECT
Team Leader:
TBD
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 
TBD
Location:  
TBD
Description of project:
Children and Familes Story Walk.

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