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:
Boulevard Appreciation Neighborhood Association
Baptist Health Nursing Home
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
Schenectady Inner City Ministry
Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority
Steinmetz Park/Northside Neighborhood Association
Vale Urban Farm
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.