Dignity Welcomes Bowdoin College Volunteers
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On March 11, 2015, 10 students from Bowdoin College in Maine spent the day with Dignity as a part of their Alternative Spring Break program. The goal of their visit was not only to volunteer their time, but to learn about Dignity’s role in breaking the cycle of homelessness in Philadelphia. Once they arrived, the volunteers were given an overview of the programs and services we provide. The beautiful weather allowed for us to walk around the Germantown neighborhood and show some of Dignity’s houses. The response from the students was truly wonderful, as they praised Dignity for the work we do.
We returned to the Dignity Resource & Opportunity Center (Dignity ROCS) to begin the exciting projects that were planned. Some students put together bookshelves, while others took unused items apart. Three walls were painted and our massive collection of books were sorted and categorized by age group. When all was said and done, the volunteers had created a lovely reading nook for the residents of Dignity.
Around 3:30pm, the children started arriving for the Dignity After School Enrichment Program and the fun began! The volunteers were able to interact with the kids in different ways. Some helped with homework, while others played games like Chutes and Ladders. The students had a blast and so did the kids! We want to give a HUGE thanks to the volunteers from Bowdoin College for all of their help in making this day a success! They did an absolute amazing job!.