Grove City College alumni and friends will be out in force on Saturday, Nov. 7, for the second annual GCC Serves day of service.
Groups of alumni, family and students are set to volunteer at sites in the Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Philadelphia areas where they’ll help distribute food and clothing to the needy and spend some time with developmentally disabled children.
Launched in 2014, GCC Serves is an opportunity for Grove City College alumni to give back to their communities and continue to live out the College’s mission to serve the common good.
“GCC Serves is a great way for alumni and the College to demonstrate that we walk the walk as much as we talk the talk about service to our communities. We have a strong alumni base that remains committed to the ideals that Grove City College helps instill in its students and graduates,” Melissa (Trifaro ’96) MacLeod, Senior Director of Alumni and College Relations, said.
In the Pittsburgh area, volunteers will work with the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank on its monthly produce distribution and sort, process and prepare donated medical supplies, clothing, school supplies, personal care products and other items for national and international distribution at World Vision’s Pittsburgh Global Distribution Center for gifts-in-kind.
In the Philadelphia area, they’ll be sorting and organizing donations received by Impact Thrift Stores, a faith-based non-profit that uses the proceeds from its second-hand stores to support local charities that help children and families in need.
Volunteers in the Cleveland area will spend some quality time with the residents of Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities in Mantua, Ohio. Hattie Larlham provides medical, residential, recreation and job training services to children and adults in northeast Ohio.