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June 2-4, 2017: RI Special Olympics State Summer Games. Register by May 8!


Blessing Bag Collection

SAC is collecting items from May 8 through June 2 that will be used to make Blessing Bags on Staff Development Day. A Blessing Bag is an immediate way to help a homeless person take care of their basic hygiene needs. 

Items to be collected include (but are not limited to):

  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, wipes, shampoo)
  • Socks (adult size) 
  • Snack packs of granola bars, nuts, trail mix 
  • Water bottles 
  • Encouraging note 
  • Gallon-size Ziploc Bags
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Any items that can fit inside a gallon sized ziplock bag

Items may be dropped off at the following donation locations:

  • J. Walter Wilson Room 410
  • One Davol Square
  • 185 Meeting Street (Sidney Frank Hall, Room 206)
  • 167 Angell Street - Front Lobby 
  • Brown Office Building - 4th Floor main hall area & 2nd Floor 
  • University Hall - 3rd Floor break room 
  • 200 Dyer Street 
  • 70 Ship Street 
  • 28 Stimson St
  • 13 Brown St (Health Services)

 If you would like to donate but, can not make it to a donation station listed above please email SAC@brown.edu and we will arrange for a pickup.  

A future session will be scheduled on Staff Development Day in which staff will be invited to help organize the donations received into individual blessing bags. Blessing bags will then be distributed to those in need.


 Recent Past Opportunities

April 5 & 6, 2017: Hasbro Radiothon
April 1, 2017: American Red Cross Donatoins @ The Harlem Globetrotters
March 4, 2017: Fight for Air Climb
Jan 30 - Feb 10, 2017: Blessing Bag Collection
October 16: Walk for Chrohn's & Colitis
October 24 - 28:  Clothing Drive for Epilepsy Foundation of New England
October 30: RI Walk for Epilepsy


 Working to support volunteerism

SAC works closely with Serve Rhode Island to develop a partnership and share our institutional visions for promoting service in Rhode Island. Staff have expressed an interest in participating in community service and in signing up with Serve Rhode Island as a volunteer.

ServeRIServeRIVolunteer service is a wonderful gift; it can make a critical difference to a non-profit organization working to deliver programs and services under the heavy load of  decreased funding and increased need. By giving an hour or two of your time and abilities, you can make a meaningful contribution to your community and to Rhode Island.

If you are interested, please visit their website at www.ServeRhodeIsland.org.


Click HERE to go directly the Serve RHODE ISLAND Volunteer Center, which will take you to a registration page. You will be asked for your name and contact information and, if you choose, you may answer some other questions so that they can get to know you better. When you register, please use your Brown University email address so we can keep track of how many hours Brown employees log over the course of the year.

That's it!

Serve CorpsYou will also be given the option to join our Serve Rhode Island Volunteer Corps (Serve Corps). We encourage you to consider joining Serve Corps - this is merely a pledge to volunteer a minimum of two hours per month.

Once you have registered, you will be given your own home page, where you can search for opportunities, save those searches for future reference and log your hours spent volunteering.


Please feel free to be in touch with Serve RI should you 
have any questions. 
You can call us at 401-331-2298 
or email: volunteer@ServeRhodeIsland.org.

Thanks again for being a part of 
our community of volunteers!