Call for Volunteers to Donate Spare Change and Time

Dear Penn Community,

Please contact me at (215) 898-2020 or via e-mail ( to volunteer for any of the programs listed below.

--Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Associate Director Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services, Director, Penn Volunteers in Public Service Center for Community Partnerships

Penn VIP's Annual Penny Drive March 15-30 to benefit "Caring About Sharing". The agency provides food, clothing, furniture and basic life-sustaining resources to their surrounding community. They work with youth, the elderly and single mothers and families in need. The agency works with Philabundance, S.H.A.R.E., Greater Philadelphia Food Bank and several other agencies to fulfill its mission.Caring About Sharing is currently located at 500 North 39th Street. With the help of Council-Woman Jannie L. Blackwell, they recently acquired a second building. The building is however in need of over $2,000 in repairs. Your donations will be designated for their building repair fund. The new facility will provide hot meals to children, study hall/library/computer training, recreation, a program called Doors to Dignity, a Youth Council. Please take your pennies to the sites listed below.

Computers Needed Is your department upgrading its computers? Would you like to donate your used computers to a worthy cause? The Center for Community Partnerships and a group of volunteers coordinated by engineering student David Park are working to provide computers to West Philadelphia schools, families and nonprofits. Join us by donating your used computers to this cause. Contact David Park at: for additional information and/or to donate to this program.

Books Needed We are collecting books for the University City and the West Philadelphia Resource Boards. Please donate your new or used books that are in good condition and are appropriate for K-8 students. Books will be used to help stock school libraries. Bring books to the 5th floor in room 504 of the Mellon Bank Building located at 133 South 36th Street.

Volunteer For Christmas In April Help with the repairs of 25 homes in the West Philadelphia area that belong to elderly and low income families. Project begins March 25th and ends on April 15th.

Mentor UCHS Students Hire them to do general office work and expose them to their areas of interest. We have students interested in the medicine, law, computers and much much more.

Volunteer to teach a computer class and/or basic job readiness skills at University City High School for one or two days a week from 5:15-7 p.m. Help participants develop resumes and cover letters. Teach participants how to do job searches on the Internet. Classes are scheduled to begin in late March.

Haddington S.N.A.P. (Safe Neighborhoood Action Plan) needs you to volunteer in their after-school program. Tutor reading and math.Teach basketball, baseball, tennis or golf. The center is located at 54th Street & Wyalusing Avenue in West Philadelphia and is open from 3-5 p.m.

Museum Reception Desk Near Kress Gallery Bonnie Crossfield 898-4001
Wharton Executive Ed 221 Steinberg Conf. Ctr. Roxanne Rawson 573-7164
Women's Center 3643 Locust Walk Rashida Holmes/Gloria Gay 898-8611
Science Center 3624 Market Street Carolyn Jones 898-3400
College Hall Outside Room 112 Jennifer Baldino 573-9165
Af-Am Resource Center 3537 Locust Walk Afi Roberson 898-0104
Franklin Building 3451 Walnut/Rm 714 Jim Riley 573-8988
Veterinary Medicine Rosenthal Lobby Trish diPietrae 898-8842
Engineering 107 Towne Building Tanya Christian 898-7244
International Programs 3340 Walnut/Rm 133 Adonna Mackley 898-4661
3401 Walnut Outside Room 527A Sandy Rathman 898-6884
SAS 120 Logan Hall Kritin Davidson 573-3416
Dental School E2, 3rd Floor Dee Stenton 898-8052
Van Pelt Library Shared Catalogue Dept. Rachelle Nelson 898-9048
Renal Division 901 Stellar Chance Labs Yvonne McClean 573-4396
Wharton 1000 SH-DH Jennifer Coleman 898-1092
Graduate Education 3700 Walnut/Lobby Jerel Wohl 573-3647
ISC 203D Sansom West Donna Milici 898-0426
Darren Johnson 109 Stellar Chance Darren Johnson 898-0196

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 24, March 7, 2000

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