Do you enjoy helping others? If so, you’re in luck. Every year, Rochester Institute of Technology hosts a Global Day of Service in which thousands of Tigers will be volunteering at over 40 locations all over the world. It all will be happening this week on Saturday, September 16, so be sure to mark your calendar. Hosted by the RIT Alumni Association, being part of this amazing day is made simple. Regardless of where you may be in the world, volunteering opportunities are available. Not only will you be having fun with fellow Tigers, you’ll be giving back to countless communities that truly appreciate your help. Check out how you can help this Saturday in Rochester;
George Eastman House (9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.)
If you’re interested in both history and helping beautify the Rochester community, stop by George Eastman House on East Avenue this Saturday. George Eastman House is one of the world’s oldest photography museums, that once belonged to George Eastman, the founder of Eastman Kodak Company. Volunteering will include basic gardening around this National Historic Landmark.
Address: 900 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
Foodlink (9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.)
Foodlink on Mount Read Boulevard in Rochester ships their collected donations to organizations and individuals in need. Volunteering this Saturday will incorporate packing lunches for kids, sorting food, and categorizing labels.
Address: 199 Mount Read Boulevard Rochester, NY 14615
Ronald Mcdonald House Sale (10:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.)
This Saturday, Ronald Mcdonald House will be hosting their largest fundraiser of the year. Known as the “Household Sale,” thisfundraising event’s proceeds are provided to families who are in need of housing whilst they are receiving healthcare in the Rochester area. This is a great fundraising effort if you are interested in directly impacting the Rochester community.
Address: 789 Elmgrove Road Rochester, NY 14624
Sonnenberg Gardens (9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.)
Lastly, if you’d like to help beautify the community, Sonnenberg Gardens will be having volunteers rake, mulch the grounds, and garden.
Address: 151 Charlotte Street Canandaigua, NY 14424
Regardless of where you are located in the world, and your interest in helping the community, there are countless ways to help this Saturday, September 16. Grab some friends, and get ready to meet fellow Tigers who are ready to help on RIT’s Global Day of Service! Check out their website for requirements, clothing suggestions, and more information at http://alumni.rit.edu/GlobalServiceDay.