GPPSA Service Watch: November 2015

Giving thanks and giving back

 It’s that time of year McCourt–the time for eating, celebrating, and giving. Come do a little of all three at this year’s McCourtsgiving, our annual fundraiser for DC Central Kitchen. We’re still looking for volunteers to bake and help out at the event, check it out below! Also, I hope I can get you excited to do some community outreach this month. The holidays can be a tough time for DC’s neediest families, join me on the 21st at the St. Augustine Thanksgiving Food Drive and Health Fair as we serve over 600 families.
1. McCourtsgiving- November 19th
2. Thanksgiving Food Drive and Health Fair – November 21st
3. Eye to Eye – Mentoring Program for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
4. Independent Service Project Fund – Still here!
5. Win Prizes
1. McCourtsgiving – November 19th, 5pm – 7pm, Old North Lounge
GPPSA is excited to invite you to this year’s McCourtsgiving! We are holding a pie contest as well as a silent auction to raise funds for DC Central Kitchen. Come to show off your baking skills, win a pie, and celebrate the strong community we have here at McCourt. All in the name of a good cause!
We’re still looking for pie donations and contest entrants, sign up here! You can also donate your time by volunteering at the event.
2. Thanksgiving Food Drive and Health Fair – November 21st, 10am – 4pm, 1421 V St NW
Come volunteer at a great community event that will get you into the spirit of the season! The St. Augustine Social Justice Ministry is hosting their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and Health Fair. Hundreds of families in DC come to the food drive for assistance with their Thanksgiving dinner. Volunteers are needed to help bring items to the families, welcome families and interact with their children, assist those with special needs, and other tasks that may be needed. Dinner will be provided to volunteers. For more information look here.
Sign up here by this Sunday, November 15th, and I will register everyone as one McCourt group of volunteers. Alternatively, you can register on your own up to the day of.
3. Eye to Eye – Mentoring Program for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Eye to Eye is the only national mentoring program between college students with learning disabilities/ADHD and middle school students with LD/ADHD. They work weekly with DC students. A great opportunity for McCourt students! If you’re interested in Eye to Eye email Taylor Tobin ( or Emma Hamstra (
4. Independent Service Project Fund
Are you running a charity 5k? Are you applying to be a youth mentor? Does your service activity require a registration fee? We can help. GPPSA has set aside some funds to help you help others. Apply here!
5. Win Prizes
In the spring, top service-doers will be rewarded with some legit prizes. Make sure you share your volunteer hours with Volunteer hours include those done with McCourt and those done independently.
Any more questions? Contact