Calendar of Events

 Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy
Upcoming Events
September/October 2011

Club Fair
Friday, September 9, 4:00-7:00 PM (Academic Quad)
Look for the Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy table at the Club Fair. We will have a gift for you if you sign up to participate in one of our many programs!
Volunteer Service Fair
Wednesday, September 14, 12:00-2:00 PM (Academic Quad – Rain Location SSU, Rooms 241-243)
The mission of the Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy is to raise awareness about the needs of the poor, marginalized, and vulnerable in the Capital Region and to provide students, faculty, staff and administrators with opportunities to actively respond through direct service and advocacy. Please join us in the Academic Quad and meet representatives from over 50 local service organizations. See which one is perfect for you!
World Alzheimer’s Day: Wednesday, September 21
We are in the planning stages for this national event.  Every year on September 21st, Alzheimer associations across the globe unite to recognize World Alzheimer's Day in many ways. There will be a Memory Walk on Saturday, September 24th at the Saratoga Raceway. In addition lectures, training courses, entertainment, and conferences are taking place locally, nationally, and internationally.
AIDS Walk: Saturday, September 24, 2:00 PM (Washington Park)
The twelfth annual Capital Region AIDS Walk will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at
2:00 PM.  Last year over 2,000 people from Upstate New York participated in AIDS Walk which turned out to be the region's largest AIDS fundraising event ever. This year AIDS Walk 2011 will take place again in Albany's Washington Park.  Participants will begin the walk at the Lakehouse and continue on a short route through the park.  After the walk, entertainment, food and drinks will be provided.  Awards will be given to the teams and individuals that raise the most money.
Show You Care with Pink Hair: October 10,11,12
Stylists from a local hair salon will be on campus to put pink hair extensions in your hair so that you can personally “show you care” about finding a cure for breast cancer!
American Red Cross Blood Drive: Tuesday, September 27, 9:30 AM-6:30 PM (SSU Atrium)
Donating blood is a selfless act of lifesaving generosity. Just one hour of your time can save a life, so please consider sharing your priceless gift of blood with others. We welcome students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni to participate in this blood drive.
Community Service Day
Saturday, October 8, 2011 (begins at Foy Hall)
The Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy invites you to join us for a day of service and outreach at various community agencies in the Capital Region that care for the poor and disadvantaged. Whether you enjoy working directly with an agency’s clients, preparing meals, cleaning, building repair/maintenance, or painting, this is an opportunity for students, faculty, administrators, staff and alumni to connect with an agency and assist them in their work and mission. You can make a difference!
Also be on the lookout for information about: Service Immersion trips, Annual Franciscan Giving Tree, the Joseph House Winter Walk, World AIDS Day, Post Graduate Volunteer Fair, etc.