Join in the campus-wide initiative, as Randolph-Macon students get involved with our community.
Macon a Difference Day will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Macon a Difference Day is an annual event held in conjunction with the celebration of Earth Day. Students, staff, and faculty volunteer along with citizens of the Town of Ashland on a variety of earth friendly and service projects in the Randolph-Macon Community and the Town of Ashland.
Macon a Difference Day was created in 2006 and each year since its inception participation has increased and the College and the Ashland community have augmented the scope of their community service to truly make this an important event. And we need YOU to volunteer to make this year's event even more successful!
Macon a Difference Day is a collaboration between the College and The Hanover County Department of Community Resources on their annual Global Youth Service Day. Hanover County is hoping to host Hanover's most successful Global Youth Service Day to date. For the seventh consecutive year, Hanover County has been selected by youth Service America to serve as one of 79 Global Youth Service Day Lead Agencies throughout the Nation. Celebrated in over 100 countries, Global Youth Service Day is an annual world-wide event that mobilizes millions of youth to improve their communities through service and service-learning. This year R-MC will take part in the national event through our community service effort for Macon a Difference Day.
At Macon a Difference Day we will be collecting electronic waste to donate to Hanover Industries, which uses the recycled waste to create employment and job training opportunities for people with disabilities in our local community. We will take any of the following: televisions, computer monitors, computers systems (hard drive, CPU), computer accessories (cables, wires, keyboards, mice, speakers, etc.), printers, scanners & copiers, telephones & cell phones, fax machines, VCRs & camcorders, stereos, and microwaves that you no longer use, or which do not work and are beyond repair, used batteries, and ink cartridges and laser printer toners. Any items that Hanover Industries cannot use, will be given to a non-profit recycling organization that has a 0% waste to landfill policy.