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Earn Extra Points for Volunteering

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all on-campus volunteerism events for the semester have been cancelled. However, if you’ve still been able to volunteer in your community, we would like to give you points for your ongoing commitment to service. We will NOT give points to members who don’t practice social distancing while participating in service. Here are some ideas of ways you can serve the community:
***It is not necessary to donate items/money to get points if you do not have the resources to do so, you can find other opportunities to earn points in the listservs as well as on our ELMS site.

Social Media Post
1 point
Please share information regarding COVID-19 (vetted by reputable sources) through a post on social media. The post can talk about steps people need to take to stop the spread of the disease and may include information about common misconceptions or when/how to get tested. This post should include ways that the public can help each other during this time such as link(s) to mutual aid programs. Please send a picture after you post the information to your social media, along with your name and UID to maryland.ald.volunteerism@gmail.com.

Donations to Mutual Aid Programs or Local Food Banks
1-3 points (awarded 3 points maximum)
Donations can be in the form of items or money. If you choose to donate items, one full shopping bag of items will be worth one point, and you can get a maximum of 3 points through sending donations. If you choose to donate money, you will receive 1 point for any donation up to $10. Before you donate, take a picture of the items being donated and save the confirmation email/message, or a receipt for any money donations. Please send this documentation as well as your name and UID to maryland.ald.volunteerism@gmail.com.
Here are some links to find mutual aid programs in your area. If you don’t see one near you, consider starting your own mutual aid program! These websites also have directions and contact information to donate to your local mutual aid program.
Make Your Own Face Mask!
1 point
Hospitals are running out of personal protective equipment, so they encourage the public to make face masks for their own use. If you make a face mask and send a picture along with your name and UID to maryland.ald.volunteerism@gmail.com, you will receive 1 point. Here are some instructions to do so: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/a31902442/how-to-make-medical-face-masks/

Donations to Hospitals
1-3 points (awarded 3 points maximum)
Please consider donating any personal protective equipment or disinfectants you have to hospitals in need. One full shopping bag of items will be worth 1 point, and you can get a maximum of 3 points through donations. Donations can be shipped to hospitals near you. Before you donate, take a picture of the items being donated and save the confirmation email/message. Please send this documentation as well as your name and UID to maryland.ald.volunteerism@gmail.com. Here is a site that details what/where/how to donate: https://getusppe.org/give/

For all other types of volunteer activities, please send your name, UID, and proper documentation of the activity (including how long it was) to maryland.ald.volunteerism@gmail.com.

New Member Scholarship

When: Due on April 24th
Wherehttps://forms.gle/uHQxBkw7cLywRBg29
Points: None
Contact: Yuzhu Shi at maryland.aldscholarship@gmail.com
If you were just accepted into ALD and are looking for a scholarship to apply to, you should apply for the New Member Scholarship! ALD offers fellowships to students who were just accepted into ALD this Spring 2020 semester. The deadline to apply is April 3, 2020, and the link to the application is below. Good luck!
Please contact me, Yuzhu Shi, at maryland.aldscholarship@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

Women’s Month Supply Drive

When: Tuesday, March 24th from 5:00pm-6:00pm
Where: JMZ 0103
Points: 1 point for box(es) of about 40 pads/ tampons–maximum of 1 point per person
Contact: Volunteerism Committee member Natasia Hogston (natasia323@verizon.net)
March is Women’s History Month! Support women at a local women’s shelter by donating feminine hygiene products (pads & tampons) to our supply drive. Please sign up for the items you plan to bring using the google sheet below:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wkUPCdvQ4BobSVJDkRNNL5xJFlfzvW1sE2_u2M23XA4/edit#gid=0

Cover Letter Workshop!

 

 

 

 

 

When: 3/12/2020
Where: JMZ 0118
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
It’s internship application season! As you work on writing your cover letters and resumes, it’s always a good idea to have another pair of eyes look over your work before you press submit. Come to ALD’s Cover Letter Workshop to workshop your cover letters with your peers and get applicable advice from a guest speaker!

Lotsa Fundraiser

When: Tues, March 10th @6pm-9:30pm
Where: Route 1
Points: 1
Contact: Jenny, VP of Finance, maryland.ald.finance@gmail.com
Come out and support ALD Honor Society at our Lotsa Pizza fundraiser! Please present the attached flyer (either printed or on your phone) when you pay. Members can also earn a point by helping to pass out fundraiser flyers. Those who are interested should email Jenny at maryland.ald.finance@gmail.com at least 2 days before the fundraiser.

American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb

When: Saturday, March 7th, from 6:30 am – 11 am
Where: 100 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD
Points: 1 per hour
Contact: Your VP of Volunteerism, Sindhu Murugan (maryland.ald.volunteerism@gmail.com)
Please come to volunteer at the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb event! Please RSVP using the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Sl7UM4BIpKonS_MLwdHSsymS2Vhy58O5SqOKTARRzpk/edit?usp=sharing
There is a flyer attached to this listserv with more information about the event: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kfGEsdetePybCh1zqEtvzUDevQ7mZXHs/view?usp=sharing
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