Good Neighbor Day
Returns March 29th

Good Neighbor Day 2014 is coming, and you won’t want to miss this day of action in service to the City of College Park!

This is the third annual event and it’s all about developing relationships between the University, the City, businesses & non-profits  and the city’s residents, rolling up your sleeves, doing some beautification projects, and having a good time while doing it!

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 you can join in from 9:00am to 1:30pm to give back to the larger community as a part of Good Neighbor Day 2014.  Good Neighbor Day is a chance for everybody to give back: whatever your skill set, your age, or your level of physical mobility, there are a variety of different service-learning projects and there’s guaranteed to be a project with your name on it!

+ Neighborhood clean ups.  Tackle trash-clean up routes throughout north College Park.

+ Invasive plant species removal.  Calling all naturalists!  Uprooting non-indigenous plant species that threaten the balance of our local ecosystem.

+ Garden at a local elementary school.  College Park’s Al Huda Elementary School invites you into their school’s garden to do mulching and planting.

+ Tackle food scarcity in College Park.  During the month of March, campus and off-campus partners are collecting non-perishable goods to benefit the College Park Meals on Wheels Program and the College Park Food Bank.  The day’s efforts will help low-income members of the community who face food insecurity during the spring months and are at risk of going hungry after the surge of food donations during the winter holiday season dies down. (open flyer for box location) – Now to March 29th.

+ Get a free health check-up.  Doctors Community Hospital will provide free blood pressure  and cholesterol screenings on site.

+ Participate in a free workshop hosted by University and Community experts.  Interested in reducing your home’s carbon footprint?  Want to learn about promoting better physical and mental health for yourself and your loved ones?  Or how about participating in a discussion about how your ethnic, religious, or humanist culture practices the value of being a good neighbor?  Youth participants will be able to receive service-learning credit for workshop participation.

Register online today to guarantee your spot on the team—and your free t-shirt, light breakfast & lunch!  Visit www.goodneighborday.umd.edu  to register.

Good Neighbor Day 2014 will be held at the site of the College Park Meals on Wheels Program located at College Park United Methodist Church (9601 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD 20740).

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