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Online Opportunities for Points on ELMS!

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. Check ELMS for more details on how you can earn points for volunteering! Due by May 13th.
***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.
Check out the Bucket List Activity on ELMS to see how you can earn a point! Your VP of Finance, Jenny, has created a bucket list of things to do during the quarantine, listed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y6dKtApKgkptN8n5eN9-1CjNWTlC6aYy0yRQxsApdgU/edit?usp=sharing
Feel free to do these activities for fun, or for points! Please see the assignment in ELMS for details on how to earn one point.
If you post your pictures on social media, please tag us, we would love to see what our members are doing!
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.

Bucket List Activity!

Where: ELMS
Points: Check ELMS
Contact: Your VP of Finance, Jenny, at maryland.ald.finance@gmail.com
Your VP of Finance, Jenny, has created a bucket list of things to do during the quarantine, listed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y6dKtApKgkptN8n5eN9-1CjNWTlC6aYy0yRQxsApdgU/edit?usp=sharing
Feel free to do these activities for fun, or for points! Please see the assignment in ELMS for details on how to earn one point.
If you post your pictures on social media, please tag us, we would love to see what our members are doing!

Maria Leonard Senior Book Award

When: Due on May 1st
Wherehttps://forms.gle/KmEDwA9B5gncdt4g8
Points: None

Are you a graduating senior who has excelled in your classes and has been active in our ALD chapter? Then you should apply for the Maria Leonard Senior Book Award!
This award is offered by National ALD to each chapter to award the graduating member with the highest GPA in their class. Our chapter will also consider participation and level of activity.

Here is the form to apply for the award: https://forms.gle/KmEDwA9B5gncdt4g8

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.