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Ronald Porter
Acting Director of Service-Learning

Eckerd College
Office of Service-Learning
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

porterrk@eckerd.edu

toll-free: (800) 456-9009
local: (727) 864-7512

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Yucatan, Mexico - Spring Break 2012

It was at 3:30am that our week-long adventure to Mexico began. We spent five days volunteering with la Cuidad de la Alegría, or City of Joy. The organization has an impressive reputation in the local community and is made up of eight different homes or centers that cater to a variety of needs.

We spent time volunteering at the Pharmacy, where we discarded five trash bags full of expired medicines and replaced them with newly donated medications. One morning, we were organizing the Bread and Blanket Shelter by restocking shelves and separating garbage from recycling. Our group of twelve helped paint the Women's Shelter and fix the children's playground there as well. Another day we were at the Home for the Elderly; lotioning their feet, taking them for walks, playing games, and doing crafts with them. With all of this, we still found time to play a game of soccer against the local children... and lose to them! The twelve of us had a great time making new friends, practicing our Spanish, and giving a week of service.

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Looking for something fun to do this summer? The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteers for their summer camps! The camps will take place in Brandon, FL, June 21-27, and in Apopka, FL, July 12-18.
Interested? Contact Paula Orandash for more info at (727) 577-1700.
AIDS Walk Tampa Bay 2014
What are you and your friends doing to change the course of HIV in the Tampa Bay Region? By walking, donating or volunteering this year, you will help to provide much needed resouces to the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas (ASAP).
The 12th annual AIDS Walk Tampa Bay will be held at Vinoy Park in Downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 6th. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

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