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Cedar Crest Nursing Students and Faculty Make a Difference at 9th Biannual Nursing Community Service Day


Allentown, PA (August 1, 2005) – More than 90 students and faculty from Cedar Crest College’s part-time winter entry nursing program will volunteer their time and energy to make a difference in the lives of Lehigh Valley residents at the 9th Biannual Nursing Community Service Day on Wednesday, August 3, 2005.

Members of the Nursing Department will lend a helping hand at 11 Lehigh Valley agencies including homeless shelters, soup kitchens and elder care facilities. Students and faculty will participate in a variety of activities including meal preparation, cleaning and painting.

Fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Cedar Crest’s nursing program provides a solid foundation in nursing practice. Community Service Day underscores the nursing department’s commitment to compassion and service to those in need, an important element of the nursing program’s philosophy, as well as a standard of the nursing profession in general.

Community Service Day also highlights the College’s commitment to incorporating community service into programs of study. It is used as an outside-the-classroom learning experience for students and provides faculty with the opportunity to work with the students on a personal level as they accomplish a goal together. Last year, Cedar Crest students performed over 22,000 hours of community service in the greater Lehigh Valley.

A list of volunteer sites, times and activities follows. For more information, call Cedar Crest’s Nursing Department at 610.606.4666, ext. 3322 or the College Relations Office at 610.740.3790.

Volunteer Site

Times

Volunteer Activities

Allentown Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Students will train in sighted/blind techniques

Students will assist blind and visually impaired clients on an exercise walk

Allentown Rescue Mission

355 Hamilton Street, Allentown

2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Preparing and serving a meal

Country Meadow

4005 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Socializing and visiting with residents

Daybreak

Lehigh County Conference of Churches
534 Chew Street,
Allentown, PA 18102

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Serve & clean up breakfast & lunch and play games with members

EQPP

(Emergency Housing for Quakertown, Perkiomen, & Perkasie)

2155 Milford Square Pike
Milford Square

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Students will lead activies with children (read stories, make ice cream, walk)

Good Shepherd Hospital Raker Center

601 St. John’s Street, Allentown

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Socializing and visiting with residents

Socializing and visiting with residents

Mary’s Shelter

325 South 12th Street, Reading

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Painting and organizing donations

New Bethany Ministries

337 Wyandotte Street, Allentown

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Preparing and serving lunch

Second Harvest Food Bank

2045 Harvest Way
Allentown, PA 18104

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sorting canned goods and cleaning shelves

Turning Point

Bethlehem

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Painting and organizing gifts.

Wellness Center

1827 Walnut Street
Allentown

5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Cleaning and housework

 

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