The Salem State University Alumni Association has teamed up with Northeast Arc to adopt a house right near campus on Linden Street. The Northeast Arc is a non-profit, 501(c)3, disability service organization whose grassroots foundation was built by a small group of parents, siblings and individuals in the 1950's. Through our alumni association, members gather once a month to have dinner with these residents while developing relationships with them. Members will take the residents to a variety of activities including sporting and theater events at Salem State University. The members also help with day-to-day repairs that need to be fixed throughout the house along with a snow removal program where students from Salem State University will come down to their house and shovel the sidewalks and stairs for them.
Sunday, November 3, 9 am-Noon
Bring Your Own Rake Morning: Join fellow local area alumni and friends for a morning full of good will and excitement. There will be coffee and refreshments there that morning including your very own Salem State volunteering T-shirt. So bring a friend and come enjoy an evening full of excitement. To register and learn more please contact Sean Morrow in the alumni affairs office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 978.542.7227.
Tuesday, December 17 6-8 pm
Dinner at The Arc House: Join alumni and students for a pizza dinner with the resident of Linden Street. This is where we develop relationships with the residents along with going over upcoming projects they made need our help with.
December 1, 2013- March 2014
Shoveling: Help the Northeast Arc house by shoveling steps and walkways at the house during our snowy months. Please contact Mikki Wilson ’09 at email@example.com if you’re interested. You will be put on a calling list with other alums, students and friends for this opportunity and our chair Mikki will be calling everyone the night before to ask for help.