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Do Good, Feel Great

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Whether you’re interested in knitting hats for children with cancer, sprucing up an NYC school, or being a lunch buddy to someone in need, Pace has your opportunities to do good and feel great.

Knitting for a Cause (NYC)
Fridays, September 19; October 3, 17, and 31; November 14 and 21; December 5 and 12 | 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, 9th Floor Reception Area
All you knit is love. Join novice and seasoned knitters at the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Knitting for a Cause Fridays, where you’ll help knit 400 hats/blankets to benefit pediatric cancer patients of New York Presbyterian—Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital for the upcoming holiday season. In 2013, the goal was 200 hats, but 400 were made. Can you help OMA exceed their goal again? Email Denise Santiago, PhD, at for more info. But trust us when we say, you’re going to be hooked. Womp womp.

SLC Lunch Buddies (Westchester)
Monday, September 22 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Van will leave Choate Circle at 11:30 a.m.
The Successful Learning Center provides collegiate-based learning opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. In its third year, the SLC Lunch Buddies programs brings SLC and Pace students together to share their Pace pride! Registration is strongly suggested for this popular event. Email

New York Cares Presentation (NYC)
Monday, September 22 | 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m. | Student Union/Meeting Room A
Deliver meals to homebound seniors. Play sports activities with teens with disabilities. Spruce up a community garden. Mentor high school students. New York Cares offers year-round volunteer opportunities for more than 59,000 people each year. Hear more about opportunities and find out how you can start making a difference in the lives of others at this presentation. Email to RSVP.

Volunteer with New York Common Pantry (NYC)
Friday, October 3 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Pace volunteers will help with New York Common Pantry’s choice pantry program, which allows New Yorkers in need to select the best food options for their families. Volunteers will assist pantry clients in using iPads to put in requests and help to sort the food items. Email to learn more and RSVP.

Pace Make a Difference Day (Westchester)
Saturday, October 18 | 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. | Check-in at Willcox Hall
Roll up our sleeves to make an impact on the local community in PLV as part of the annual Pace Make a Difference Day. Check-in will be at 10:00 a.m., with an inspiring student speaker, followed by transportation to volunteer sites. Students can sign up as part of a team (class, student org, residence hall) or sign up as an individual to be placed with other individuals or with a team. Last year, more than 350 members of the Pace Community volunteered for a total of 950 hours of service in just one day.

Paint a School Day (NYC and PLV)
Saturday, October 18 | 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
It’s time to put away the Candy Crush and pick up a paintbrush! On October 18, the Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) wants you to join them in brightening up schools and children’s lives at the annual Paint a School Day, NYC’s largest hands-on volunteer day. Students will paint murals, organize classrooms, and clean up gardens to beautify a New York City school. Email for NYC and for PLV to learn more or register.

For more information on incredible volunteer opportunities, connect with the CCAR on either campus by visiting the CCAR website.