Toll Day 2015: Campus community to help beautify Schenectady

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Hundreds of members of the Union community, including Greek organizations and student clubs, will help spruce up the city and surrounding area from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, for the 21st annual John Calvin Toll Day.

Volunteers will clean up parks, monuments and other public spaces, and provide other help as needed.

Among the sites or organizations receiving assistance:

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Boulevard Appreciation Neighborhood Association

Autism Society

Baptist Health Nursing Home

Bethesda House

Campus Kitchen

City Mission Distribution Center

Easy Street Horse Rescue

Emmanuel Frieden Church

First United Methodist Church

Hamilton Hill Neighborhood Association

Heritage Home for Women

Mont Pleasant Neighborhood Association

Neighborhood Cleanup

Schenectady Inner City Ministry

Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority

Steinmetz Park/Northside Neighborhood Association

Vale Cemetery

Vale Park

Vale Urban Farm

Woodlawn neighborhood

Coordinated by Union’s Kenney Community Center, Toll Day strengthens Union’s commitment to the city through these volunteer opportunities.

The College consistently is named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service to the local community. The honor is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.

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.