Tuesday, November 20, 2007

CCV Students Take Part in an Alternative Weekend Service Trip

Three CCV students representing the Burlington and Rutland sites headed over to Portland, Maine on November 8th through the 11th to take part in the fall semester alternative weekend trip. CCV students joined up with Johnson State College and Burlington College to spend a weekend doing service at two Portland non-profits: the Preble Street organization and the Frannie Peabody Center.

Our students began their day preparing and serving breakfast to Portland natives living in poverty, as well as helping sort and organize clothing donations and making food pick-ups at local grocery stores. After a quick lunch they headed over to the Frannie Peabody Center, an organization that works closely with individuals suffering from HIV/AIDS, to help plan their annual health fair and raise awareness about World Aids Day on December 1st. Please visit the links below for more information about these two wonderful non-profit agencies.

http://www.preblestreet.org/

http://www.peabodycenter.org/

And…keep your eye out for our next alternative weekend trip planned for April. More details are on the way.



Contributed by: Ian Boyd, Academic Advisor at CCV Burlington

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