Macon a Difference Day

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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.

MADD2013Macon 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.

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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.

Macon a Difference Day Project Opportunities 2016

 Sign up for projects here

Ashland Visitor Center Spruce-Up

Location: Visitor Center. 112 North Railroad Avenue Ashland, Virginia 23005

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Spruce up the visitor center by painting picnic tables and signposts. Be sure to wear appropriate clothes because you may get paint on them.

Number of Volunteers: SPACE AVAILABLE

 

Park Trail Maintenance

 Locations: DeJarnette Park, Carter Park, and Stony Run Trail                

 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                                                       
 Description: Remove trash and clear vegetative debris from trails 
 Number of Volunteers: 6 (3 teams of 2)

 

 Garden Club 
 Location: Train Station                                                                               
 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 Description: Refreshing Mulch 
 Number of Volunteers: 5-6

 

Storm Sewer Stenciling 
Locations: Drop Inlets throughout the Town of Ashland                                  
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Description: Apply stencils to storm sewer drop inlets 
Number of Volunteers: 6 (3 teams of 2) 

 

Mechumps Trail Clear-Out  
Location: Mechumps Trail located between Cottage Green Drive and Hill Carter Parkway 

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 Description: Remove trash and prune away overgrowth from Mechumps Trail 
 Number of Volunteers: 18

 

 

 Mechumps Creek Clean-Up 
 Location: From Route 1 to I-95 (there are three sections)
 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
 Description: Remove trash from the banks and waterways of Mechumps Creek
 Number of Volunteers: 12 (3 teams of 4)

 

Poor Farm Park Cleanup

Location: Poor Farm Park 13400 Liberty School Road Ashland VA 23005

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pick-up trash in the park

Number of Volunteers: 10-15

 

Cleaning Up Macon

Location: Around campus

Time: 9am-12pm

Picking up trash from the James street trail.

Number of Volunteers: 10-15

 

Taylor Park Cleanup

Location: Taylor Park 13017 Taylor Complex Lane Ashland VA 23005

Time: 9am-12pm

Pickup trash at Taylor Park.

Number of Volunteers: 12-15

 

 

Clean Up Ashland

Location: Different locations around Ashland (you will be given a set location)

Time: 9am-12pm

Assisting in cleaning up Ashland.

Number of Volunteers: Unlimited

 

 

International House Herb Garden

Location: International House, 312 N. Center Street Ashland, VA 23005

Time: 9am-12pm

Randolph-Macon students will be planting a herb garden at the International House

Number of Volunteers: 8-10

 

Smith and Henry Native Plant Lot

Location: Smith at Henry Street

Time: 9am-12pm

Volunteers will be weeding, mulching, and planting.

Number of Volunteers: 12-15

 

CASA Superhero Run

Location: St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Rd. Richmond VA 23227

Time: 9am-12pm

Randolph-Macon's Kappa Alpha Theta chapter will be assisting with the CASA Superhero Run to raise awareness and funds for CASA programs.

Number of Volunteers: FULL

 

Electronic Recycling Drive

Location: Mary Branch Terrace

Time: 9am-12pm

The Office of Residence Life and Randolph-Macon students will be collecting old electronics to recycle.

 

Number of Volunteers: FULL

 

 

International House Herb Garden

Location: International House, 312 N. Center Street Ashland, VA 23005

Time: 9am-12pm

Randolph-Macon students will be planting a herb garden at the International House

Number of Volunteers: 8-10


International House Herb Garden

Location: International House, 312 N. Center Street Ashland, VA 23005

Time: 9am-12pm

Randolph-Macon students will be planting a herb garden at the International House

Number of Volunteers: 8-10


International House Herb Garden

Location: International House, 312 N. Center Street Ashland, VA 23005

Time: 9am-12pm

Randolph-Macon students will be planting a herb garden at the International House

Number of Volunteers: 8-10