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Local Projects 2017

Find the project in your local chapter below, and visit our events calendar to register for Davidson Volunteer Week!

Asheville, N.C.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.- noon
Project: Sort donated products, repackage bulk food items and assemble weekly MANNA packs
Location: 627 Swannanoa River Rd., Asheville, NC 28805
Community Partner: MANNA FoodBank
Questions: Contact Barb Putman '90 at
Registration: Click here to register.

Atlanta, Ga.

When: April 22, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Project: Keep a low-income senior homeowner "warm, safe and dry" in his/her existing home in a greater downtown neighborhood by helping with exterior painting, small handyman jobs and landscaping work 
Location: 410 Englewood Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30315
Community Partner: HouseProud Atlanta
Questions: Contact Stephen Streb '12 at
Registration: RSVP directly to Stephen Streb '12. 

When: April 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
Project: Gather at this in-town (Lake Claire) ashram to make sandwiches and assemble lunches for the gentlemen at the Peachtree-Pine Shelter in downtown Atlanta; lunches will be distributed by other volunteers on Wednesday 
Location: 1681 McLendon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307
Community Partner: Kashi Atlanta
Questions: Contact Jessica Annonio '14 at
Registration: This project has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Jessica Annonio '14 at

When: April 29, 9-11:30 a.m.
Project: Beautify a community garden that is operated by 95 refugee families
Location: 725 Jolly Ave. S., Clarkston, GA 30021
Community Partner: Friends of Refugees 
Questions: Contact Sue McAvoy '77 at 
Registration: RSVP directly to Sue McAvoy '77.

Austin, Texas

When: April 30, 3-6 p.m.
Project: Volunteer at the finish line of the BP MS 150, helping cyclists fill out certification paperwork
Location: Near the Bob Bullock Museum at 1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Community Partner: National MS Society 
Questions: Contact Jeff Libersat '02 at or at 512-963-2942, or contact Melanie with the MS Society at
Registration: Click here to register.

Birmingham, Ala.

When: April 23, 5:30 p.m.
Project: We will serve dinner to the guests at First Light Center for Homeless Women and Children.
Location: 2230 Fourth Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Community Partner: First Light, A Center for Homeless Women and Children 
Questions: Contact Ann Watford '10 at or at 205-789-9606. 
Registration: Click here to register. 

Boston, Mass.

When: April 22, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Project: Work in stations to inspect, sort and package donations; feel free to bring donations of books, clothing, shoes and other items
Location: 155 N. Beacon St., Brighton, MA 02135
Community Partner: Cradles to Crayons
Questions: Contact Judy Harris at or at 781-354-0101.
Registration: Click here to register. 

Charleston, S.C.

When: April 30, 2 p.m.
Project: Beach clean up 
Location: Sullivan's Island, S.C.
Questions: Contact Kaky McGinness Grant '01 at or 843-276-3974.
Registration: Click here to register.

Charlotte, N.C.

When: April 22, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Project: Shingle the roof of a newly constructed, one-story Habitat house, and install a "HUGS" safety rail system on the perimeter of the roof
Location: 104 S. Crigler St., Charlotte, NC 28208
Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity - Charlotte
Questions: Contact Susan Majors Flynn '91 at or at 704-840-8077.
Registration: Click here to register.

When: April 22, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Serve a prepared meal 
1210 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28206
Community Partner:
Men's Shelter of Charlotte 
Contact Larry Dagenhart, Jr. '91 at or at 704-258-2405.
Registration: This project has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Larry Dagenhart, Jr. '91 at or at 704-258-2405.

When: April 27, 10-11 a.m.
Project: Tutoring information session 
Location: Sterling Elementary Media Center, 9601 China Grove Church Rd., Pineville, NC 28134
Community Partner: Augustine Literacy Project 
Questions: Contact Jess Heath at or at 704-749-6162.
Registration: Click here to register.

When: April 27, 6-8 p.m.
Project: Inspect and sort food for distribution
Location: 500-B Stratt St., Charlotte, NC 28206
Community Partner: Second Harvest Food Book of Metrolina 
Questions: Contact Robert Koch '04 at or at 901-229-0339.
Registration: Click here to register.

When: April 29, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Project: Continue constructing walls and preparing for roof trusses
Location: 3711 Joy St., Charlotte, NC 28208
Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity - Charlotte 
Questions: Contact Susan Flynn '91 at or at 704-840-8077.
Registration: Click here to register.

When: April 29, 9 a.m.- noon
Project: Help with a variety of warehouse activities, including sorting and packing food distributions
Location: Fordham Park, 648 Griffith Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217
Community Partner: Loaves & Fishes
Questions: Contact Laura Pepper '07 at or at 952-212-9651.
Registration: Click here to register.

When: April 29, 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. or 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Project: Assist with event set up, greet attendees and their four-legged friends, help at dog stations, judge contests and collect participant surveys
Bark in the Park, Rural Hill at 4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078
Community Partner: 
Charlotte SPCA and Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation
Contact Robert Koch at or 901-229-0339.
Registration: Click here to register.

When: April 30, 5:30-7 p.m.
Project: Serve a prepared meal
Location: 3410 Statesville Ave., Charlotte, NC 28206
Community Partner: Men's Shelter of Charlotte 
Questions: Contact Peter Kelpin '12 at or at 201-397-9104.
Registration: Click here to register.

Charlottesville, Va.

When: April 29, 10 a.m.- noon and/or 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Project: Make lunch and deliver to a habitat work group in the morning; assemble and repair furniture at the store in the afternoon.
Location: Buford House, 2405 Frog Ln., Charlottesville, VA 22901
Community Partner: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville 
Questions: Contact Ashley Buford '95 at or at 434-970-1706.
Registration: Click here to register. 

Chicago, Ill. 

When: April 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Project: Beach clean up 
Location: Oak Street Beach, exact location to be determined. 
Community Partner: Alliance for the Great Lakes
Questions: Contact Alex Prusator '15 at or at 815-761-7845.
Registration: Click here to register. 

Cleveland, Ohio

When: April 23, Noon-5 p.m.
Project: We will help with a variety of pre-planting clean up including soil preparation and early planting.
Location: 1905 Spring St., Cleveland, OH 44109
Community Partner: Old Ben Franklin Community Garden 
Questions: Contact Steve Morris '74 at or at 917-916-4579.
Registration: Click here to register.

When: April 30, noon-5 p.m.
Project: We will help with a variety of pre-planting clean up, including soil preparation and early planting.
Location: 1905 Spring St., Cleveland, OH 44109
Community Partner: Old Ben Franklin Community Garden 
Questions: Contact Steve Morris '74 at or at 917-916-4579.
Registration: Click here to register.

Columbus, Ohio

When: April 22, 8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Project: Support Goodwill Columbus' e-waste collection drive in various capacities, including carrying donated electronics, directing traffic and writing receipts
Location: Huntington Park, 3300 Huntington Park Ln., Columbus, OH 43215
Community Partner: Goodwill Columbus 
Questions: Contact Ben Skurek '04 at or 704-651-7649.
Registration: Click here to register.

Dallas, Texas

When: April 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Perform various tasks, such as organizing the stockroom, stocking shelves, managing inventory or assisting customers.
6500 Skillman St., Dallas, TX 75231
Community Partner:
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity: Lake Highlands ReStore 
 Contact Sara Leffingwell '14 at
Registration: Click here to register.

Davidson, N.C.

When: April 23, 2-4 p.m.
Project: Help with landscaping, including cleaning up the playground equipment and improving the parking area
Location: 212 Gamble St., Davidson, NC 28036
Community Partner: Ada Jenkins Center
Questions: Contact Tiffany Hollis '04 at or 980-206-0512.
Registration: This project has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact Tiffany Hollis '04 at or 980-206-0512.

Denver, Colo.

When: April 22, 1 p.m.
Project: A potluck-style, joint community and cultural exchange involving Davidson alumni families, International CITY refugee students and their families that will include activities such as learning basic greetings in various languages and a sharing of favorite songs and dances from both communities
Location: 1532 Galena St., Aurora, CO 80010
Community Partner: ECDC's African Community Center 
Questions: Contact Charlie Heiner '72 at or at 719-351-0572.
Registration: Click here to register. 

Detroit, Mich. 

When: April 24, 5-7 p.m.
Project: Lending a hand at a community food pantry
Location: 25670 Northline Rd., Taylor, MI 48180
Community Partner: Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry
Questions: Contact Allison Drutchas '11 at or at 248-770-6086.
Registration: Click here to register. 

Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.

When: April 29, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Project: Sort and organize donated food 
Location: 2700 Angier Ave., Durham, NC 27703
Community Partner: Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
Questions: Contact David Pottenger '79 at or at 919-490-7100 (w).
Registration: Click here to register.

Fort Worth, Texas

When: April 29, 9 a.m.- noon
Project: Plant flowers, spread mulch and prepare flower beds 
Location: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Forth Worth, TX 76107
Community Partner: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Questions: Contact Lauren Cunningham '09 at or 404-271-8090.
Registration: Click here to register.  

Greensboro, N.C.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.- noon
Project: Gardening tasks, such as planting, watering, weeding and harvesting
Location: 1458 NC Highway 61, Whitsett, NC 27377
Community Partner: Peacehaven Community Farm 
Questions: Contact Joey Allaire '15 at
Registration: Click here to register. 

When: April 29, 9 a.m.- noon
Project: Gardening tasks, such as planting, watering, weeding and harvesting
Location: 1458 NC Highway 61, Whitsett, NC 27377
Community Partner: Peacehaven Community Farm 
Questions: Contact Joey Allaire '15 at
Registration: Click here to register.

Greenville, S.C. 

When: April 29, 2-5 p.m.
Project: Help with various activities, including assisting with the Children’s Art Project, moving native trees from trucks to assist with the tree auction, registering event participants, and assisting with cleanup efforts before, after and during the event.
Location: Birds Fly South Brewery, 1320 Hampton Ave. Ext., Greenville, SC 29601
Community Partner: Trees Greenville
Questions: Contact Manny Clark '09 at
Registration: Click here to register.   

Hilton Head, S.C.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.- noon and/or starting at noon
Project: Help with the native plant sale
Location: 70 Honey Horn Dr., Hilton Head, SC 29926
Community Partner: Coastal Discovery Museum 
Questions: Contact Carol Horowitz '77 at
Registration: RSVP directly to Carol Horowitz '77

When: April 29, 9 a.m.- noon and/or noon-3 p.m.
Project: Help with the Coastal Discovery Museum's art market 
Location: 70 Honey Horn Dr., Hilton Head, SC 29926
Community Partner: 
Coastal Discovery Museum 
Contact Carol Horowitz '77 at
 RSVP directly to Carol Horowitz '77

Houston, Texas

When: April 22, 9 a.m.- noon
Project: Help with spring gardening tasks, such as planting, mulching, fertilizing or weeding in Centennial Park
Location: 1700 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX 77004
Community Partner: Hermann Park Conservancy 
Questions: Contact Nancy Baxley '77 at 
Registration: Click here to register.

Jacksonville, Fla.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Project: Sort shipments of new clothing
Location: 136 N. Myrtle Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32204
Community Partner: Dignity U Wear 
Questions: Contact Parker McCrary '88 at
Registration: Click here to register.

Lexington, Ky.

When: April 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Project: Help expand Lexington's urban forest and protect local waterways by planting native trees at Reforest the Bluegrass.
Location: Hisle Farm Park, 3601 Briar Hill Rd., Lexington, KY 40516
Community Partner: Live Green Lexington 
Questions: Contact Will Gwaltney '08 at
Registration: Click here to register.

Little Rock, Ark.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Project: Sort donated food items and label canned goods 
Location: 4301 W. 65th St., Little Rock, AR 72209
Community Partner: Arkansas Foodbank
Questions: Contact Molly McNulty '06 at or 501-350-4925.
Registration: Click here to register.

Los Angeles, Calif.

When: April 22, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Project: Helping to maintain Sturtevant Camp in the Angeles National Forest.   
Location: Adams' Pack Station, Chantry Flat Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006
Community Partner: Friends of the San Gabriels
Questions: Contact Kevin Zvargulis '99 at or at 347-421-0890.
Registration: Click here to register. 

Louisville, Ky. 

When: April 22, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Project: Assist with landscaping projects at the Downtown Louisville YMCA, in honor of local alumnus Bill Simpson '48.
Location: 555 S. 2nd St., Louisville, KY 40202
Community Partner: Downtown Louisville YMCA
Questions: Contact Ellie Davis '04 at or 859-338-7017. 
Registration: Click here to register.

Minneapolis, Minn.

When: April 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Project: Packaging food 
Location: 401 93rd Ave. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Community Partner: Feed My Starving Children
Questions: Contact Chris Sullivan '87 at or at 763-951-7308. 
Registration: RSVP directly to Chris Sullivan '87.

Montgomery, Ala. 

When: April 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Project: Assisting with the Community Health Fair, which is offering private health screenings, blood pressure and blood sugar checks as well as dental and vision screenings. 
Location: 1516 Mobile Rd., Montgomery, AL 36108
Community Partner: Common Ground Montgomery 
Questions: Contact Margaret Lamkin '91 at or at 850-258-9273. 

Nashville, Tenn.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.
Help clean Green Hills Park and join others at the Earth Day Celebration in Centennial Park after
Green Hills Park, 1200 Lone Oak Rd., Nashville, TN 37215
Community Partner:
Metro Beautification & Environment Commission
 Contact Carrell Brown '13 at
Registration: Click here to register. 

When: April 29, 9 a.m.-Noon
Prepare and maintain the Urban Farm garden, which is used as a tool for teaching and learning about healthy eating choices and food access in the community; the food will also be donated to the Nashville Food Project.
361 Wimpole Dr., Nashville, TN 37211
Community Partner: 
Hands on Nashville 
 Contact Carrell Brown '13 at
Registration: Click here to register.

New York, N.Y.

When: April 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Project: Enjoy time outdoors, meet fellow alumni and celebrate Earth Day by taking care of trees and gardens
Location: 3rd Ave. and 10th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215
Community Partner: Gowanus Canal Conservancy 
Questions: Contact Kenzie Warren '10 at or at 980-355-1983.
Registration: Click here to register.  

When: April 27, 4:30-7 p.m.
Project: Serve a hot, nutritious evening meal for homeless guests 
Location: 90 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10013
Community Partner: New York City Rescue Mission
Questions:  Contact Kenzie Warren '10 at or at 980-355-1983.
Registration: Click here to register. 

When: April 29, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. 
Project: Sort, organize and display donations of baby items
Location: 7 W. 30th St., Floor 3, New York, NY 10001
Community Partner: Room to Grow 
Questions: Contact Kenzie Warren '10 at or at 980-355-1983.
Registration: Click here to register. 

Norfolk, Va.

When: April 22, 10 a.m. 
Project: Beach clean up
Location: 4005 Sandpiper Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Community Partner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Questions: Contact Bill Hall '84 at or at 336-209-3487.
Registration: Click here to register. 

When: April 26, 4:30-6 p.m. 
Project: Teach, play and learn chess with kids as part of N.I.C.E.'s focus on building self-esteem and critical thinking skills to improve performance in school and life
Location: 1251 W. 42nd St., Norfolk, VA 23508
Community Partner: Norfolk Initiative for Chess Excellence (N.I.C.E.)
Questions: Contact Chip Vogan '68 at
Registration: Click here to register.

When: May 20, 9-11 a.m.
Project: Remove non-native invasive reed that blocks views of the river for park visitors and crowds out native plants, and then replant native species to improve the ecological health and beauty of the park's natural habitat
Location: Riverpoint Playground, 6050 Newport Ave., Norfolk, VA 23505
Community Partner: Lafayette Wetlands Partnership
Questions: Contact Chip Vogan '68 at
Registration: Click here to register.

Orlando, Fla. 

When: April 22, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Project: Provide general spring clean up and landscaping services, including the installation of sod and planting of annual flower beds; help with the children's fun day for the preschool children living at the Mission
1521 W. Washington St., Orlando, FL 32805
Community Partner: Orlando Union Rescue Mission
Questions: Contact Freddy Clayton '77 at or 407-928-6375, or Susan Baynard Clayton '78 at or 407-509-9698.
Registration: Click here to register.

Philadelphia, Pa. 

When: May 13, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Project: Restoration and maintenance of a Philadelphia city park 
Location: To be determined 
Community Partner: Philadelphia Parks & Restoration 
Questions: Contact Don Parman '72 at or at 215-761-5295.
Registration: Click here to register. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 

When: April 22, 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Project: Assist with maintenance and cleaning projects, such as washing windows and painting
Location: 5245 Centre Ave., Pittsburg, PA 15232
Community Partner: Family House
Questions: Contact Amy Mahar '08 at or 609-306-9688.
Registration: Click here to register. 

Raleigh, N.C.

When: April 22, 10:30 a.m.
Sort donations at Habitat for Humanity ReStore
181 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27511
Community Partner:
 Habitat for Humanity of Wake County ReStore 
Contact Katie Bennett '16 at
Click here to register.

When: April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wash containers, calibrate scales, adhere labels and sort donations 
3200 Wellington Ct., Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27615
Community Partner:
Rise Against Hunger
Contact George Shaw '68 at or 919-761-5295.
Registration: Click here to register.

Richmond, Va. 

When: April 22, 9 a.m.-Noon
Project: Assist with river clean up. 
Location: 22nd St. Entrance, Dry Rocks/South Side of Belle Isle, Richmond, VA 23225
Community Partner: The James River Park System  
Questions: Contact Rachael Newmister '13 at
Registration: Click here to register.

Roanoke, Va.

When: April 22, 7 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Project: Gather, sort and recycle materials used during the Foot Leveler's Blue Ridge Marathon, as part of the "Green Team"
Location: To be determined
Community Partner: Foot Leveler's Blue Ridge Marathon
Questions: Contact Liz Heddleston '07 at or 301-980-3187.
Registration: Click here to register. 

San Antonio, Texas

When: April 25, 5:30-8 p.m.
Project: Assist with operations, including packaging meals, sorting food items and organizing donated goods
Location: Friendly Spot Ice House, 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy., San Antonio, TX 78227
Community Partner: San Antonio Food Bank
Questions: Contact Grayam Sailor-Tynes '14 at or at 210-414-1171. 
Registration: Click here to register.

San Francisco, Calif.

When: April 23, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Project: Beach clean up 
Location: Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA 94121
Community Partner: Surfrider Foundation San Francisco Chapter 
Questions: Contact Josh Zipin '11 at
Registration: Click here to register.

Savannah, Ga.

When: April 24 and/or April 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Project: Literacy volunteer tutoring 
Location: Bull Street Library, Main Branch, 2002 Bull St. at 37th, Savannah, GA 31401
Community Partner: Live Oak Public Library 
Questions: Contact Nelle McCorkle Bordeaux '87 at or 912-234-9245.
Registration: Click here to register.

Seattle, Wash.

When: April 22, 2-5 p.m.
Project: Assist in running an event for adults and kids that includes many fun, earth-centered activities and tours of the sustainable farm
Location: 13701 NE 171st St., Woodinville, WA 98072
Community Partner: 21 Acres 
Questions: Contact Lisa Zook Sorensen '09 at
Registration: RSVP directly to Lisa Zook Sorensen '09.

South Florida

When: April 25, 6:15 p.m.
Project: Helping to feed the area's homeless and hurting neighbors
Location: The AGAPE Church, 1317 NE 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Community Partner: HOPE South Florida
Questions: Contact Bruce Weihe '68 at or at 954-552-6420.

Tallahassee, Fla. 

When: March 26, 12-4 p.m.
Project: Hang 'hand art' throughout the Capital City Rotunda as part of Children's Week Hanging of the Hands 
Location: 2639 N. Monroe St., Building C, Tallahassee, FL 32303
Community Partner: Capital City Kiwanis Club and United Way of Florida 
Questions: Contact John Kenyon '01 at

Tampa, Fla.

When: April 29, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Project: Prepare meals, serve the residents, stock shelves, wash dishes and clean the dining hall
Location: 2106 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
Community Partner: Metropolitan Ministries 
Questions: Contact Craig Harris '04 at or at 727-688-7529.
Registration: Click here to register.

Washington, D.C.

When: April 22, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Project: Clean up the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, including potting and planting in the greenhouse, sharpening tools, clearing invasive plants and collecting garbage
Location: 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20019
Community Partner: Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Questions: Contact Chandler Gray '15 at or at 919-455-7289.
Registration: Click here to register. 

Wilmington, N.C.

When: April 29, 8:30-11:30 a.m. 
Project: Sea-oat planting to help reestablish a dune field along the northern boardwalk extension of Carolina Beach
Location: Carolina Beach, exact location to be determined
Community Partner: Surfrider Foundation Cape Fear Chapter
Questions: Contact Tracy Robison '93 at or 910-431-2266.
Registration: Click here to register. 

Winston-Salem, N.C.

When: April 27, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Project: Help sort donated canned and dry goods food product
Location: 3655 Reed St., Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Community Partner: Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest N.C.
Questions: Contact Catherine Greene '93 at or Chester Davis '65 at
Registration: Click here to register. 

When: April 29, 9-11:30 a.m.
Project: Planting in the garden
Location1001 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Community Partner: The Betty and Jim Holmes Food Bank Garden in Winston-Salem
Questions: Contact Catherine Greene '93 at
Registration: Click here to register.

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