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Veterans Day is Action Day

Day of Service

Anasofia Benavides Benitez '14, Kendall Stark '17, and Anthony Chasse '15, volunteered at Goodwill Massachusetts for Emerson Action Day in 2013. (Courtesy Photo)

Emerson students continue to sign up for Emerson Action Day, a daylong series of civic engagement events on campus and throughout Boston on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11.

During the event, which is organized by Off-Campus Student Services, students will volunteer at the Boston Rescue Mission; Goodwill Massachusetts; Hale House; Women’s Lunch Place; and an on-campus event called Operation Appreciation, in which students will write letters to military families, soldiers, and veterans with messages of gratitude.

“Emerson Action Day is the perfect way for students to get involved in causes that really matter—without having to miss class or school-related activities,” said Danielle Lavieri ’15, who is participating in the day. “I’ve been involved with Emerson Action Day every year since I was a freshman. Community service is something that’s really important to me. I’m happy to see my peers are getting involved.”

Students interested in participating have until Sunday, November 9, to sign up online, where full details of what is planned for each volunteer location can be found.

Operation Appreciation, the military letter-writing activity, will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Max Mutchnick Campus Center from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The writer can choose to write a card to the parent, spouse, or child of a military member, or to a veteran of the armed services. “By offering direct communication of our feelings and our gratitude, we don’t just support, we uplift,” reads a description of the event.

“It’s so easy to make a difference in the lives of others,” said Lavieri, who is also co-president of the student community service group Imagine Students Reaching Out.

For more information, contact Steven Martin, director of off-campus student services, by email or phone: 617-824-7863.