International Gator Day 2014

International Gator Day 2014
All Strong for our Community
16th Annual International Gator Day
Saturday, May 17th

On May 17th, Gator Clubs® from around the world will unite to utilize the size and spirit of the Gator Nation to positively impact local communities. Each Club will take on a project that is important to their community and will volunteer the time and talents of its members to serve others. This year, various non-profit organizations such as The Wounded Warriors, Covenant House of Florida, and Best Friends Pet Adoption Service will receive an assist from the Gator Nation.

The Gator Nation is never stronger than when we work together for a common cause. Please join the University of Florida Alumni Association on May 17th to show the world we are All Strong for our Community.

How you can be a part of International Gator Day:

  1. Join the University of Florida Alumni Association.
  2. Find your local Gator Club and volunteer for their service project.
  3. If your local Gator Club is not having an International Gator Day activity, start your own.

For more information, please contact Shirley Lynn at slynn@ufalumni.ufl.edu or 352-392-7619.

As this annual event approaches, each Club's initiative will be posted below.

Don't see an International Gator Day activity in your area? Host your own local service project and we will list it on our website! Please contact our office to have your event listed. For more information, please contact Shirley Lynn at slynn@ufalumni.ufl.edu or 352-392-7619.

Area Gator Club® Projects

Alamo City Gator Club® | Wounded Warrior TRYathlon ( May 22 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Dawn Gibson
Email Address: dawn@gibsonemail.com

Project Description

Date: May 22

This will be the seventh year the Alamo City Gator Club will volunteer for the Wounded Warriors TRYathlon. This is a triathlon for our wounded soldiers coming back from oversees whom have been injured, usually from a lose of a limb. The Gators help with the athletes transition between swimming, running, and cycling. Several of the athletes need help with changing their prosthesis from swimming to running, helping with their bikes, or just encouragement to push through their disability. We are there to support with traffic control, at water stations, and any other areas we may be needed. For some of the athletes, they are new to their prosthesis and this event is a true test of physical and mental strength.

Atlanta Gator Club® | Grove Park Elementary ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Julie Sellers
Email Address: juliesellers@wncwlaw.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

We will partner with Grove Park Elementary School to plant a community garden and also paint Orange and Blue Foursquare courts for the students.

Baton Rouge Gator Club® | The University Lakes Improvement and Preservation Assoc. ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Matt Thomas
Email Address: ParryMattT@aol.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

The University Lakes Improvement and Preservation Association - TULIPA.
The university lakes is an area north of LSU where many people live, walk, run, fish and bike. The Baton Rouge Gator Club will be clearing the shoreline of brush and liter. The time for the event is still being finalized, likely from 8 am Saturday until noon. Bug spray, work gloves, trash bags, tools, bottled water and first aid kits will be supplied. Volunteers are recommended to wear sweat pants or something to cover their legs and arms. Sunscreen is recommended.

The meeting site will be identified later and whether or not to have lunch afterwards still needs to be decided.

Blue Ridge Gator Club® | Mountain Sports Festival ( May 25 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Mike Ballard
Email Address: blueridgegators@outlook.com

Project Description

Date: May 25

The three day event offers a variety of mountain sports events for kids and adults of all ages.

The Blue Ridge Gator Club provides all the festival volunteers needed to man all events from start to finish on Festival Sunday. Gator's assist and lead the festival competitions, man the information and event booths, assist with set up and tear down activities and provide any assistance the City of Asheville may need during the day's activities.

This is the 8th year the Blue Ridge Gator Club is a proud partner with the City of Asheville on this event.

Capital Area Gator Club® | Big Brothers/Big Sisters ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Jacqueline Davison
Email Address: jacqueline.davison@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

We will be volunteering with BB/BS during their bowling tournament.

Central Florida Gator Club® | Hubbard House ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Bret Gainesford
Email Address: bcgainsford@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

Venue: Hubbard House, 29 West Miller Street, Orlando, Florida 32806
Date: Saturday, May 17
Time: 9:00 to 2:00
(note: Our group size is limited to about 10 people. If enough Gators sign up, we may run two shifts. 9:00 to 11:30 and 11:30 to 2:00)
Age Limit: 15 and above
Type of work to be done: Cooking (Grilling) lunch for guests of the house, cleaning the garden areas, pressure washing walkways, washing van, vacuuming all three floors, dusting moldings up high, washing baseboards, cleaning in house and cleaning grills.
Parking: You can park along the street or at Arnold Palmer Hospital.
Equipment to bring: Work gloves and the Gator Spirit of Giving.

Charlotte Gator Club® | Lung Cancer Initiative ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Scott Gutowski
Email Address: charlottegatorclub@yahoo.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

We will by volunteering on race day for the Lung Cancer Initiative 5k. This organization's mission is to decrease deaths and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research, awareness, education and access programs across North Carolina.

Citrus County Gator Club® | BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF CITRUS COUNTY ( May 18 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: MELISSA BALKCOM
Email Address: MABBALKCOM@AOL.COM

Project Description

Date: May 18

WE WILL BE PAINTING THE WALLS OF ONE OF THE FACILITIES TO HELP THE CLUB SAVE ON THE COST OF HAVING TO HIRE SOMEONE TO DO THE WORK.

Clay County Gator Club® | Seamark Ranch ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Kristine Johnson
Email Address: kdgator59@aol.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

Seamark Ranch was founded in the early 2000's as a home for children who had no home or who could no longer live in their own home.

It provides a Christian enviroment and education for the children throughout their childhood until they reach adulthood.

Although we do not know exactly what we will be doing, they have projects ranging from painting and repair of buildings/fences, etc... to yard work and landscaping.

They are also always in dire need of paper towels, so we will have a paper towel drive and bring them with us the day of the event. We plan to spend approximately 4 hours at the ranch on Saturday morning.

This will be our first experience with this organization and we are very excited to be helping them.

Please visit their website to learn more about them, if needed.

Go Gators!

Columbia Gator Club® | Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, SC ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Don Songer
Email Address: dsonger@sc.edu

Project Description

Date: May 17

Club volunteers will work on Saturday, May 17 , to help the zoo with various maintenance jobs including washing windows on some of the animal exhibits, painting benches around the zoo, and repairs in the picnic area. In addition, the club contributes regularly to the food and maintenance for the alligator exhibit at the zoo.

Dallas/Fort Worth Gator Club® | North Texas Food Bank ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Heather Luter
Email Address: heather.luter@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

The North Texas Food Bank distributes food to a network of more than 250 Partner Agencies. Their Partners vary in type and size and include food pantries, after school programs, senior meal programs, shelters, soup kitchens and other facilities. We will be participating in tasks ranging from sorting incoming donations and unsalable items, to an assembly line which produces boxes of food items for our various programs.

Desert Gator Club® | Phoenix Herpetological Society ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Gary Manton
Email Address: DesertGators@cox.net

Project Description

Date: May 17

16th Annual International Gator Day
Saturday, May 17th from 7:30am - 2pm
Habitat for Reptility at the Phoenix Herpetological
Society (PHS).
It should be a great day working with over 1500 animals,
including 80+ gators and crocs. There will be projects for the
kids. Any amount of time you can be there to assist will be
greatly appreciated. Bring gloves, tools (shovels, picks, rakes,
etc..)
Please let me know if you plan on attending, by email
desertgators@cox.net so that we can appropriately plan the
number of projects. This event is open to friends and families..
If you want to learn more about the PHS, check them out at
www.phoenixherp.com. The address is 28011 North 78th
Street, Scottsdale, AZ

Yahoo Group: DesertGatorssubscribe@yahoogroups.com
Facebook: http:\\www.facebook.com/groups/desertgators/
Website: http:\\www.desertgators.com

Florida Keys Gator Club® | Friends of Islamorada Area State Parks ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Mike Bier
Email Address: mjbarcht@att.net

Project Description

Date: May 17

Working with the citizens support organization Friends of the Islamorada State Parks, our Florida Keys Gator Club will once again be cleaning a known sea turtle nesting site within the boundaries of Long Key State Park in the Florida Keys. We have undertaken this project for the last six years on International Gator Day, and our members and park staff always look forward to working together on this cleaning this beach area.

Our volunteers start out early in the morning with a boat ride to this remote area and begin picking up the flotsam that is carried to shore, where it is bag and taken off site for proper disposal. Once the volunteers have swept the beach clean of garbage and debris, we convene back by boat to our initial starting where we treat the volunteers to an old fashioned cookout complements of FIASP.

Gator Club® of Jacksonville | 5 star Veterans Center ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Chuck Logan
Email Address: chuck14825@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

We are planning on doing work around the building such as painting and outside cleanup. We are meeting with them around the 1st part of May to see what we will be doing.

Gator Club® of Miami | Urban Promise Miami ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Fernando Nin
Email Address: fernando@miamigators.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

The Gator Club of Miami will be joining Urban Promise Miami to:

-Landscape around their facility
-General cleaning inside the site
-Organize books in our their library
-Cleaning around the block to the park where Children who participate in thier programs play.

Their StreetLeaders ( high school kids in the program) will join the Gator Club of Miami for all these activities.

Part of the street leader program is job training and empowering young people to give back to their communities. This will be our first ever community service for the teens group and we hope it will provide a positive mentoring experience for participants of the group and Gator Club Members.

Gator Club® of Naples | St. Mattlew's House ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Erin Canglin
Email Address: ehowlett7@aol.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

Gator Club of Naples members will be working in the Resale/Thrift Store of St. Matthew's House. They will be receiving and sorting donations, stocking store shelves and other responsibilities as assigned by the director.

St. Matthew's House is located in Naples, Florida. They have three housing locations and house 170 people each night. They also provide between 3-3,500 meals to the needy each month. Also, St. Matthew's house has just begun a residential substance abuse program.

Activities of the Resale/Thrift Store support the overall mission of the House.

Gotham Gator Club® | Humane Society OR Lighthouse Charter School ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: April Daly
Email Address: adaly17@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

The Gotham Gators will have 2 events in honor of international gator day!

HUMANE SOCIETY OF NY
A returning favorite, we will be volunteering at the Humane Society of NYC helping to walk dogs, play with cats, clean cages, feed the animals and various other projects!

LIGHTHOUSE CHARTER SCHOOL
New this year, assist high school students at Lighthouse charter school with college applications and essays. Help edit their work and share your own college experience with the students!

Houston Gator Club® | Houston Gator Club ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Kinsey Hoover
Email Address: hooverkinsey@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

We will be collecting parish and canned goods at a local park for the Houston Food Bank. Houston Food Bank is Houston's largest food donation foundation. This Food Donation Center and Food Pantry gives aid to Houston's hungry, homeless people in need.

Kansas City Gator Club® | Special Olympics Kansas ( May 15 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Marcellus Sinclair
Email Address: marcellus.sinclair@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 15

This year, the Kansas City Gator Club is revisiting an event we did a few years ago, an event which was popular and fun. Our members will be dining at Johnny's Tavern on Thursday, May 15, 2014 to help participate in the 'Tip a Cop' program. Police officers will be assisting the wait staff, and their tips will be donated to the Special Olympics organization of Kansas City. Not only is this a great way to provide benefit for Special Olympics, but it will also allow members to become better acquainted not only with each other, but with police officers as well! Primarily, of course, we will be there to benefit Special Olympics.

At this time, we're expecting about a dozen members to join us but we also expect that number to grow!

Go Gators!

Las Vegas Gator Club® | Three Square Food Bank ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Bob Faulkner
Email Address: GatorClubLV@yahoo.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

Three Square is a non-profit organization that distributes food to charities and individuals in the Las Vegas area. The Las Vegas Gator Club has partnered with Three Square before. Past projects have included checking cans and boxes for expiration dates, and packing boxes of meat for distribution. Our exact task this year will be assigned when we arrive, according to the immediate needs of the organization.

Lone Star Gator Club® | Capital Area Food Bank of Texas ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Suzanne Martin
Email Address: suzbm98@hotmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

Sorting donations in the Product Recovery warehouse giving a "behind-the-scenes" look at how donations from the community get to hungry Central Texans. Volunteers will inspect, clean, sort, box and make donations ready for distribution to Partner Agencies and their clients.

Manatee County Gator Club® | Miracle League of Manasota ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Rich Morris
Email Address: richard.morris84@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

On May 17th, 2014 the Manatee County Gator Club will be participating in the "Baseball Buddies" program of the Miracle League of Manasota. The Miracle League of Manasota is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for all children to play baseball, regardless of their ability. For the 14,000 school-aged children with disabilities in Sarasota and Manatee counties, the Miracle League of Manasota has built a synthetically surfaced baseball field and all the requisite amenities at a site that serves children from both Manatee and Sarasota counties. For the first time, children challenged by any form of disability are empowered to enjoy the joys and thrills of baseball regardless of their ability to play. Baseball buddies help the players both in the field of play and on the base path. Manatee County Gator Club volunteers will be assigned as buddies and will aide players during each of the day's 4 games. The day's activities will run from 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. ending with the Miracle League's trophy ceremony. Game times are as follows 8:15-9:00 a.m., 9:15-10:00 a.m., 10:15 - 11:00 a.m., and 11:15 - 12:00 p.m. Make sure to arrive early so you can be paired up with one of the teams' baseball players. If you plan on participating in this activity please reach out to Rich Morris via email at richard.morris84@gmail.com.

The Miracle League of Manasota is located at: 6050 Longwood Run Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34243

Music City Gator Club® | Ronald McDonald House Charites of Nashville, TN, Inc. ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Roger Schultz
Email Address: r.k.schultz@att.net

Project Description

Date: May 17

The Ronald McDonald House, Nashville, TN

We choose this charitiy for the first time last year and it was a wonderfull experience. We decided to do it again this year. Also earlier this year this location was hit by a flood that caused over $100,000 in damages. They can use all the help available so we are going to do our part.

Back ground on the charity;

Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better. The Ronald McDonald house is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and is supported by seven full time staff and 200 active volunteers. The house has 32 rooms and is at 100% occupancy every night of the year with a waiting list of 4 to 6 families per night.

The average length of stay is 28 days with children being treated at local Nashville hospitals for cancer, premature birth and associated complications, heart treatment, organ transplants, trauma , surgery and other critical illnesses. Families are asked to pay $15 per night, but 99% do not have the funds to pay and no one is turned away. Our house survives because of the generous support of our donors and volunteers.

On Saturday May 17th, 2014, International Gator Day, the Music City Gator Club will host the afternoon meal for all 32 families, staff and volunteers of this amazing group of people. MCGC will provide all the food and will cook serve and clean up after ourselves.

New England Gator Club® | Esplanade Association ( May 10 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Joshua Shotts
Email Address: Jhshotts@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 10

Volunteers participate in a host of park beautification and maintenance projects that include planting, raking, weeding, cutting back invasive species, rubbish removal, and bench painting. Volunteers are also needed to help facilitate our already scheduled summer programs.

Northwoods Gator Club® | Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Greg Lauderdale
Email Address: frozng8r@yahoo.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

Greg and Margo will host another fund raising party for VEAP in Bloomington this year. Last year we collected 46 pounds of food as well as $240 for VEAP.

Please come enjoy some food and drink at our house in Bloomington on Saturday 11am to 3pm. You can stop by or stay the whole time! We'll snap a picture of everyone with the food collected and take it to VEAP Monday morning.

Suggested donation is $20 of food. You can visit the VEAP website via the link above to learn more about this great organization! If you do make a cash donation please bring a check made out to VEAP, and put Northwoods Gator Club in the memo line.

Here is a list of the food items they need:

Food

Dried Beans
Tuna
Canned Meats – Chicken, Beef Stew, Chili, etc
Rice
Pasta
100% Juices
Peanut Butter
Cereal
Canned Fruit
Flour/Sugar/Cooking Oil
Canned Soups

Baby Items

Diapers (Sizes 2-6)

Personal Care Items

Laundry Soap
Toilet Tissue
Toothpaste

Birthday Bag Items

Cake Mixes
Frosting

Other Items

Grocery Bags (Paper)
Reusable Bags (New)

Thanks and Go Gators!

Greg Lauderdale
Northwoods Gator Club President

Panhandle Gator Club® | Kritters, Inc. ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Mike Varner
Email Address: mvarner@soearth.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

This is a wildlife refuge park. We will be assisting the management in cleaning cages, general maintenance, light painting, etc.

Pinellas County Gator Club® | Fort De Soto Park ( May 10 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Steve Traiman
Email Address: straiman@mindspring.com

Project Description

Date: May 10

Join Gators worldwide in celebrating the University of Florida's International Gator Day of service by helping to beautify a local treasure: Fort De Soto Park. For the third year, the Pinellas County Gator Club will assist the understaffed and underfunded maintenance crew and Rangers. Different tasks with varying degrees of difficulty include trail clearing and invasive plant removal, a kids’ beach cleanup scavenger hunt, and a picnic for all volunteers and park staff.

Free park entrance and Parking passes will be provided to all who RSVP.

Portland Gator Club® | Portland Gator Club ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: June Cassell
Email Address: pdx-gator@comcast.net

Project Description

Date: May 17

The Portland Gator Club will be supporting our local food bank, the Oregon Food Bank, by packaging food to be distributed to families in needs, as well as organizations who serve the homeless of Portland.

Rocky Mountain Gator Club® | Denver Parks ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Chris Schmidt
Email Address: Schmidty77@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

We will be assisting with getting the park ready for spring . We will be helping mulch, plant and clean up the park

San Diego Gator Club® | 1-1 Movement ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Melissa Lovell
Email Address: g8rme@aol.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

The club will host an event for kids and adults to grow awareness on recycling, reusing and reducing your carbon footprint. Partnering with the 1to1 Movement, we will inform participants about the cause and a greener lifestyle and we will be making knapsacks from old t-shirts.
The target audience will be mostly kids, but adults are welcome to come and participate as well. Alumni children and our local elementary Baby Gators are the primary focus, but we will be advertising to all Gators to invite friends and kids of friends to join in the recycling, crafting fun and education.
The event will take place at the 1to1 offices in San Diego with an SDGC club social luncheon to follow.

Sarasota County Gator Club® | Sarasota County Gator Club ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Cina Welch
Email Address: scgccommunications@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

The award-winning Sarasota County Gator Club will be hosting another quarterly road clean-up for International Gator Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014 beginning at 8:30 am as part of Keep Sarasota Beautiful. We will meet at the corner of Osprey Ave and Waldemere Blvd in downtown Sarasota. Wear your orange and blue and join us. Go Gators!!!

Savannah Gator Club® | America's 2nd Harvest of Coastal Georgia ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Jody Langdon
Email Address: jcrollick81@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

The Savannah Gator Club will be helping to prepare bags of prepared meals to be distributed to the elderly in the Savannah area, as part of the Coastal Georgia's chapter of America's Second Harvest's Brown Bag for the Elderly program. We will be doing this from 7:30am to 11:30am on Saturday, May 18th.

From their website: "The Brown Bag Program has been providing groceries to low-income seniors since 1984. The bags containing enough food to make approximately 5 meals are packed by volunteers and distributed to more than 1,700 seniors during the third week of the month, when many individuals on fixed incomes are faced with difficult decisions about whether to purchase food or medications. All types of food are included, from canned goods, fresh bread, pastries and produce when available."

In addition: "In order to feed our elderly neighbors who are at-risk for hunger, we need your support. Volunteers are needed on the third Saturday of each month to help us pack bags."

Thus the timing of their need for volunteers coincided exactly with the date of IGD.

South Georgia Gator Club® | Second Harvest Food Bank ( May 10 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Janice Hurdle
Email Address: southgagatorclub@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 10

This year the South Georgia Gator Club will be helping Stamp Out Hunger! in South Georgia. We will volunteer with the Second Harvest Food Bank of South Georgia at the Inner Perimeter Road Post Office in Valdosta. SGGC will help unload donated food from incoming postal trucks. We will also help sort food in preparation for pick up by food pantries in our area. Last year letter carriers across South Georgia collected a record total of more than 175,000 lbs of food!! Let's hope that this year is even more successful!

Southern California Gator Club® | Mother's Day Party @ Local Shelter for Women ( May 10 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Julee Levine
Email Address: juleecees@aol.com

Project Description

Date: May 10

Mother's Day Party @ Local Shelter for Women
Saturday May 10, 2014
1:00 -2:30 p.m.

Join us at the Los Angeles Family Housing in North Hollywood to host a Mother's Day party for women living in a temporary shelter. We'll be coordinating a craft activity and helping these women have a Happy Mother's Day and brighten up their rooms.
Contact person: Julee Levine, juleecees@aol.com - Address provided upon confirmation

Southern California Gator Club® | Local Shelter for Women North Hollywood/LA Food Bank ( May 10 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Chad Keller
Email Address: chadhkeller@yahoo.com

Project Description

Date: May 10

The Southern California Gator Club has two distinct projects for International Gator Day this year. I've listed the first of the two as the organization information but it'd be best if both could be listed in your database. Here is the text of our email communications about these events:


Southern California International Gator Day

Join us with Gators Clubs across the county to celebrate International Gator Day. Help us show how Gators support their local communities in a BIG way! We have several activities scheduled come out and show your Gator pride!

Mother's Day Party @ Local Shelter for Women
Saturday May 10, 2014
1:00 -2:30 p.m.

Join us at the Los Angeles Family Housing in North Hollywood to host a Mother's Day party for women living in a temporary shelter. We'll be coordinating a craft activity and helping these women have a Happy Mother's Day and brighten up their rooms.
Contact person: Julee Levine, juleecees@aol.com - Address provided upon confirmation

University of Florida Alumni Association's
Day of Giving at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Saturday, May 17, 2014
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Contact person: Nikia Ford, nikiakford@hotmail.com

We will be volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank assembling food packages for over 23,000 low-income seniors, women with infants, and children in Los Angeles County.

Interested in registering for this event? Copy and Paste on the link below:



University of Florida Alumni Association's Day of Giving:

http://www.lafoodbank.org/volunteer-member-password.aspx?event=43F895C9BCE94B40B4D676314E3CC3A8

Password to register is: gogators

Contact person: Nikia Ford, nikiakford@hotmail.com

Want to help more or can't come in to volunteer, but still want to help?
You can help out virtually! For every $1 we can distribute 4 meals in our community.
Take a BITE out of hunger!

Southern California Gator Club® | Los Angeles Regional Food Bank ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Nikia Ford
Email Address: nikiakford@hotmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

University of Florida Alumni Association's
Day of Giving at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Saturday, May 17, 2014
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

We will be volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank assembling food packages for over 23,000 low-income seniors, women with infants, and children in Los Angeles County.

Interested in registering for this event?

http://www.lafoodbank.org/

University of Florida Alumni Association's Day of Giving
Password to register is: gogators

Southwest Florida Gator Club® | Fort Myers Beach Clean Up ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Britt Gravley
Email Address: brittgravley@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

We are again holding a beach clean up at Fort Myers Beach. We walk the most populated stretch of the beach and pick up any and all trash/debris that is there. Trash bags are provided. Please bring sunscreen, water and gloves! Event begins at 8:00am at the first beach access road which is Canal Street and ends at Palm Avenue next to Diamondhead Resort.

Taylor County Gator Club® | Boys & Girls Club of North Central Florida ( May 16 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Betty Culbreath
Email Address: betty611@comcast.net

Project Description

Date: May 16

Our club has selected as our project The Boys and Girls Club of North Central Florida. The purpose of the club is to provide a structured, viable and caring after school facility for children of ages 5 to 18, no matter their circumstance, in order to lead them to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. In 2013 the club served 940 Taylor County Youth.

As club members for IGD we are going to donate paper goods (small and large coffee cups, bowls, plates and lots of snacks all varieties).

Items donated need to be brought to Jeanie Raulerson at Perry Apartments by May 15. If you need items picked up or have questions please call Jeanie. Her Numbers are:
Cell 850-843-3254
Office 850-584-6444
Home 850-584-7111

Help us keep the Boys and Girls Club active. We plan to meet at the Boys and Girls Club on May 16th 2014 at 4:00 pm. Please wear you Orange and Blue and Come Join us

GO GATORS
Betty Culbreath
President
Taylor County Gator Club.

Titletown Gator Club® | The Greater Gator Scavenger Hunt/Benefiting local Charities ( Apr 26 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Lindsey Stevens
Email Address: lstevens@jou.ufl.edu

Project Description

Date: Apr 26

Teams of Gators hunt for charity goods across Gainesville and can win some awesome prizes. Check out the website for all the information!

Treasure Coast Gator Club® | Breath of Heaven ( May 10 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Michael-Brianne Pressley
Email Address: michaelbrianne@aol.com

Project Description

Date: May 10

Laying sod at transitional homes for families in crisis

Triangle Gator Club® | North Carolina Adopt-A-Highway ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Gary Lannan
Email Address: gjlgator@bellsouth.net

Project Description

Date: May 17

The Triangle Gator Club has selected Adopt-A-Highway trash pick up as our International Gator Day Service event. Participants will pick up trash along a 2 mile stretch on Glenwood Ave. (Highway 70) in Raleigh, NC. This 2 mile stretch is between CarMax and The Angus Barn. Safety vests, gloves, and trash bags will be provided. We will begin the trash pick up at 8:00AM and the pick up lasts 1.5 - 2 hours. We will meet at the parking area at the traffic light intersection of Glenwood Ave./Triangle Dr. (across Glenwood from The Original Mattress Factory). In the event of inclement weather; rain date will be the following Saturday, May 24, same time and location. Complimentary drinks and breakfast will be provided after completion.

Upstate Gator Club® | Greenville Zoo ( May 30 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Wesley W Witten
Email Address: charlotte.5101@yahoo.com

Project Description

Date: May 30

The Upstate Gator Club will volunteer their time and effort at the Greenville Zoo, volunteering for the City of Greenville's annual Brew in the Zoo event. Members will assist the event coordinator in setting up, running, and cleaning up the event, which will be held on Friday, May 30th, 2014 and last from 5:15pm to 9:30pm. All proceeds benefit various programs throughout the zoo. This is the club's second event at the zoo.

Volusia County Gator Club® | Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity ( May 17 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Leanne Siegfried
Email Address: leannems@gmail.com

Project Description

Date: May 17

Habitat for Humanity. The work to be performed will be announced closer to the date based upon the organization's then-current need. In the past we have painted, performed landscaping, built walls, installed closets, installed hurricane straps, and prepared foundation. We've volunteered with Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity for several years, and enjoy working with the soon-to-be homeowners.

Windy City Gator Club® | Greater Chicago Food Depository ( May 18 )

Project Contact

Chairperson: Jacki Klutcharch
Email Address: jacki.klutcharch@windycitygators.com

Project Description

Date: May 18

The Greater Chicago Food Depository regularly needs volunteers to help with repacking donated food and other products. Together, we can properly and efficiently distribute quality food to participating food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Cook County.

The Windy City Gator Club will be helping to repack bulk products to individual/family sizes, assemble boxes with assorted food, check expiration dates and label and glean products.

This is taking place on Saturday, May 17th from 9 a.m. until noon.

Please e-mail Jacki Klutcharch at jacki.klutcharch@windycitygators.com if you would like sign-up to participate.

Go Gators!