John Calvin Toll Day of Service set for Oct. 15

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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. 15, for the 22nd annual John Calvin Toll Day.

The deadline to register is Saturday, Oct. 8.

Participants will meet at Memorial Fieldhouse at noon and the first 200 to sign in will receive a free t-shirt.

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

Among the sites or organizations/projects receiving assistance are:

Bethesda House Lighthouse

Bethesda House

Damien Center

FUMC Girls Inc.

Hamilton Hill Arts Center

Harmony Fellowship Church

Heritage Home for Women

Mont Pleasant Neighborhood Assn. - three sites

Out of the Darkness Community Walk set up

Out of the Darkness Community Walk event

Regional Food Bank

Street cleanup in Schenectady

Vale Cemetery

Vale Park

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.