Union community to help spruce up city as part of John Calvin Toll Day

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Members of the Union community will help spruce up the city and surrounding area from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, for the 18th annual John Calvin Toll Day.

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Coordinated by Union’s Kenney Community Center and a number of city organizations, Toll Day provides service learning opportunities and strengthens Union’s commitment to the city.

Volunteers will clean up parks, monuments and a variety of other public spaces.

Among the sites or organizations receiving assistance:

Campus Kitchen
Catholic Charities
Cornell Coop Extension/Roots & Wisdom
Baptist Health Nursing Home
City Mission
Girls Inc.
Glendale Home
Habitat for Humanity
Harmony Fellowship Church
Home Furnishings Inc.
MiSci (formerly Schenectady Museum)
Salvation Army
Schenectady ARC
South Street Park
Vale Cemetery

Individual and group volunteers will meet in front of Old Chapel at 12:45 p.m. to receive an assignment and board buses or walk to their sites.

Registration is open until Monday, Oct. 8. Participants can call the center at (518) 388-6609 or email sweeneyj@union.edu for more information.

John Calvin Toll Day is named for one of Union's first graduates in 1799. It has been supported each year by Al Hill ‘46 and his wife, Perrie. Toll was the great-great-grandfather of Hill, a retired attorney from Buffalo who died in 2007. The Hills created the fund to encourage Union students to undertake volunteer service.