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March 24: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Partners With Pittsburgh Cares For Day of Service March 27

Contact:

Abby Houck
Carnegie Mellon University
412-268-4290                               
ahouck@andrew.cmu.edu

Alexa New
Pittsburgh Cares
412-471-2114 
anew@pittsburghcares.org

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Partners
With Pittsburgh Cares For Day of Service March 27

Event: Carnegie Mellon University students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends will participate in the third annual 1000plus day of service in collaboration with Pittsburgh Cares, a local nonprofit that seeks to increase community engagement through volunteerism and enhance the impact of regional service partners. This student-led initiative is designed to provide the university community with an opportunity to connect with people of different interests who share the common goal of promoting service. Volunteers will be working at more than 20 local nonprofit agencies and schools.

More than 250 volunteers will be landscaping, cleaning and painting from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hosanna House's Sherwood Camp at 400 Sherwood Road in Wilkinsburg. Student volunteers at this site include members of Carnegie Mellon's football team, Graduate Student Assembly, Greek organizations and housing communities.

Additional service projects include restoring stream bank vegetation in Frick Park, baking for patients and families residing at Family House, serving lunch to senior residents at the Pressley Street High Rise and gathering waste along Negley Run Boulevard in East Liberty and Larimer.

When: Most service projects will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 27.

Where: A complete list of project sites is available at http://www.willyoubecounted.com/opportunities.

Volunteer check-in and registration begins at 11 a.m. outside of Rangos Hall on the second floor of Carnegie Mellon's University Center, 5000 Forbes Ave. A kick-off event will be held at noon in Rangos Hall. Participants will board buses and depart for service sites directly following the event.

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