Students volunteer in the community

Penn State Berks students will be ?lending their paws for a good cause? as they volunteer at a variety of nonprofit organizations during the academic year. The following is a list of community service initiatives in November and December 2015.

Friday, November 6, 1?2 p.m., Multipurpose Room of the Perkins Student Center Students will make blankets for cancer patients at Reading Hospital. Sponsored by the Penn State Berks Student Government Association.

Wednesday, November 11, 9:30 a.m.
In recognition of Veterans Day, students will serve breakfast to the veterans residing at Country Meadows, in Wyomissing.

Friday, November 13, 1?2:10 p.m.
Volunteers will ?socialize? the animals at the Animal Rescue League in an effort to make them more adoptable for the public.

Sunday, November 15
Students will put out boxes on campus for the first can drive to benefit Camp Out for Hunger, which will be held in April 2016.

Monday, November 16, 7 p.m., Lion?s Den
Hunger Awareness Dinner?Students will be asked to experience hunger and privilege in a unique way during an on-campus dinner experience.

Thursday, November 19, 5?8 p.m.
PAL Thanksgiving Dinner? This event has become a tradition for Penn State Berks students over the years. Students groups, such as the Dance and Step Teams, will perform and Berks students will do crafts with the Olivet youth and later serve them Thanksgiving dinner at the Walnut Street location.

Monday, November 30, 5?8 p.m.
Students will prepare, cook and serve a meal for the clients at Opportunity House.

Wednesday, December 2, 4?5 p.m.
Students will participate in a Reading Enrichment Program with the youth at the Olivet Boys and Girls Club Walnut Street location.

Wednesday, December 9, 5?8 p.m.
Students will prepare, cook and serve a meal for the clients at Opportunity House.

For more information on these or future community service initiatives, contact Brittney Schlechter, Student Activities Coordinator, at 610-396-6068 or via e-mail at [email protected].