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Serve Albany Information Session

Date: Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: KCC 224

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ServeAlbanyMembers of the Sage community are invited to this information session to learn about Serve Albany, a unique, city-wide service event offering the opportunity for individuals to easily identify and participate in any of a variety of service projects at local not-for-profit agencies.

The projects have been selected to connect a wide range of people with a diversity of skills with organizations in need of volunteer support to continue their mission. Serve Albany is being coordinated in support of the national 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

The catalyst for Serve Albany can be found in recent research showing that New Yorkers lag behind the rest of the nation in volunteerism, saying "I haven't been asked" (37 percent) and "Don't know where to go to be of help" (28 percent). Almost six in 10 had not been asked to volunteer by an organization or a cause in the previous year. [Source: Albany Times Union, Dec. 24, 2012, “Why charity doesn’t start at (our) home”]

“We believe that volunteering and serving is the best possible way to live,” said Jonathan Hentrich, Lead Pastor of Christ’s Church Albany. “The purpose of Serve Albany is to make it as easy as possible for people in Albany to serve in our city.”