Sept. 27, 2017
NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce that this year’s Annual Fall Day of Service will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The community is invited to join in this effort, which has taken place for more than 20 years, as MCLA and local residents come together to clean up and improve the community. Over the years, the scope and type of projects have evolved, with an increasing number of volunteers.

Volunteers will gather in the Venable Gym in MCLA’s Amsler Campus Center at 9 a.m. to enjoy a light breakfast. Work will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until noon. Volunteers should feel free to stop by any of the service sites for whatever amount of time they may have to help.

Service projects this year will include maintaining pocket parks in the downtown, sewing plastic bags, making renewable bedrolls for the homeless, and working in local community gardens.

Volunteer efforts by MCLA students and local residents last year included work with the Habitat for Humanity and at the Hillside Cemetery. A mobile garden team also helped to prepare community gardens for the spring.

Please register by emailing your name and any physical or dietary restrictions to Christopher Hantman, community engagement coordinator at the MCLA Center for Service and Citizenship, , or (413) 662-5384. If you would like to be a part of a team, please specify the team name and the names of any other people who will be joining you.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

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