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Brookhaven College employee newsletter: Feb. 16, 2011

Service Day Still On for Friday

Service Day Still On for Friday

Terri Edrich and Carrie Schweitzer volunteer during 30 Days of
Service. Terri is the Day of Service committee chair.

The bad weather has changed the schedule for the remainder of this week, with the Staff Development Day planned for Feb. 17 reverting back to a regular class day. The message from Dr. Richard D. McCrary, interim president, announcing this change said that there were hopes that some of the scheduled activities could be rescheduled.

Friday will still be a day to get out and help in the community. The district-wide Day of Service is Feb. 18 and employees will need to find a volunteer opportunity, if they haven’t already, or take leave for that day.

Employees will donate at least six hours of their time on this day to a community project or organization in need.

Opportunities include: shelving books and assisting at the Mesquite Library; grounds work and maintenance at the Heritage Farmstead Museum; participating in the Real School Garden Project at Withers Elementary; playing with children at the Scottish Rite Hospital; greeting and welcoming troops at D/FW Airport; delivering meals for Meals on Wheels; or volunteering at the Lake Highlands Community Garden.

Multiple craft-based projects that’ll have you sewing and crocheting for a good cause are also being offered, including:

You’ve worked hard to earn your vacation time, so don’t waste it by staying home during the Day of Service. Many volunteer opportunities are still available, but you must register now. E-mail Brookhaven College Day of Service representative Terri Edrich at to register for the community service project of your choice.

Register online at Anyone not volunteering is required to use leave hours.