Dartmouth alumni from coast to coast gathered on Saturday, May 5, to help serve their communities through the Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service. The event, now in its fourth year, is an Alumni Council initiative that helps further Dartmouth’s longstanding tradition of community service and expand it throughout the country.
Alumni participated in 34 service projects in 18 states. The projects varied widely, from greeting World War II veterans as they visited their memorial in Washington, DC, to cleaning up the Chester Creek Trail in Anchorage, AK. In New York, Dartmouth alumni volunteered on five separate projects with Citymeals on Wheels, an East Harlem school, Reach Out and Read, the North Shore Holiday House, and the Hudson Riverkeepers.
In Hanover and the Upper Valley, alumni took on three projects: helping clean up the Long Trail with the Green Mountain Club, making healthy food to support local moms in addiction treatment programs at Hixon House at the Upper Valley Haven, and cleaning the Haven’s grounds.
Dozens of Dartmouth volunteers gathered together, making a huge difference in their communities through service. Check out pictures from the different events, and if you have pictures from an event that aren’t included, please feel free to send them our way.