BARCC Walk for Change: Peer Advocates and Maire Keene
Olin and Babson are teaming up to register a team for the annual BARCC Walk for Change on Sunday, April 10th. Hop on a bus we’ll be organizing on Sunday morning with your friends and come join some 2000 allies who want to end sexual violence one step at a time. If interested, contact Maire Keene at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to tinyurl.com/wfc2016 and sign up with coupon code BABSONWALK under the Babson & Olin College Team. There will be food trucks and lots of free swag! All student registration fees will be covered by SERV.
PAs Rezzy and Maire were on a panel representing college student activists at a local high school this last Tuesday. Currently, the PA Application process is in the works. Please fill out the online survey (goo.gl/forms/72aVgntRI3) to give feedback on the applicants! Looking forward, the PAs are organizing an Olin-Babson team for the BARCC Walk for Change on Sunday April 10th (contact @Maire Keene with questions).
Red Cross Blood Drive: Led by Frances Devanbu and Ariana Olson
On Friday April 1st, the Red Cross will be on campus from 11:00am – 5:00pm to collect blood donations! Please sign up at the table in the dining hall to donate!
Cradles to Crayons: SERV Auction
SERV visited the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory on March 24th! On Saturday, April 2nd from 10am – 2pm, Cradles to Crayons is hosting Needham Gives Back at Needham High School. Volunteers from the Needham community will sort, inspect, and pack donation items, making an impact on the lives of children in need of more support in Massachusetts! If you are interested in volunteering, please see the sign-up sheet (tinyurl.com/NeedhamGivesBack) in the SERV email!
The Daily Table: Service Activity Leadership by Emily Yeh
Volunteer at Daily Table in Dorchester! Daily Table is a nonprofit organization that sells affordable and healthy foods to people with low incomes. A group from Olin volunteers on Saturdays from 2-4pm. Look in your email to sign up (tinyurl.com/OlinDailyTable) for one or more shifts! If you have any questions, please contact Emily Yeh!
The Food Recovery Network: Led by Mackenzie Frackleton with GROW
The FRN is continuing to recover food from the dining hall. Drivers with cars or who can drive the Olin van are needed to help drive food to the Salvation Army of Framingham (35 Concord Street, Framingham, MA). Please contact Issac Vandor if you are interested!
The FRN is also going to discuss FRN leadership for next year. If you are interested, please contact Mackenzie.
If anyone wants to continue the FRN over the summer (they need to commit to donating food every two weeks and, ideally, be doing research at Olin), they should contact Mackenzie.
Freecycle: Led by Linnea with GROW
The GROW freecycle is designed to keep reusables goods out of landfills! Please donate clothing and other reusable items in the WH1 bins that will be available until the end of the semester. Anything that is not of value to you may be of value to someone else! If you see anything that you are interested in, feel free to take things that are of value to you. In the past, all of the items that are not claimed by the end of the summer have been donated to Goodwill, but GROW is exploring other options such as PlanetAid and are taking input from the community.
Youth CITIES: Andrew Holmes
Andrew has been mentoring for the Youth CITIES March to May Bootcamp every week, helping teach students how to leverage their local resources and define a business idea based around a specific problem they face in their community. Students are now working on their ventures in class, and Andrew is assigned to specific students to advise and help prepare for the final presentation and competition in front of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.
Big Brother Big Sister College Campus Program: Olin and Babson College
Max Wei and Justin Kunimune had only one outing with their littles this March due to spring break, but will be continuing to meet regularly until the end of the school year.