Students plan holiday service for next week

Community service events abound at Carnegie Mellon for the week after Thanksgiving break (November 27 – December 1). Several of this year’s projects will focus on World AIDS Day. All will provide opportunities for Carnegie Mellon sudents to help children and community members during the holiday season. In addition, Student Activities will host a meeting with members of student organizations to discuss the events of the past semester and plan for the next.

What: The Carnegie Mellon Rotaract Club, a student organization that is part of Rotary International, will be having the second part of its annual food and clothing drive. Volunteers are needed to distribute garbage bags in front of local houses. Club members will pick up the filled bags on Saturday. For more information, students should contact Nidhi V. Pamidimukkala at npamidim@
When: Monday, November 27, time TBA.
Where: TBA

What: Karl Sjogren, student body president, and Thomas Witholt, student activities coordinator, will host a meeting for student organization leaders titled “Checking In with Your Organization.” Leaders will reflect on their organizations’ activities during the fall and share their plans for the upcoming semester. Sjogren and Witholt will be on hand to answer any questions. Dinner is provided.
When: Tuesday, November 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: McKenna Room, University Center

What: SHARE (Students Helping AIDS Relief and Education) and SPIRIT will sponsor a benefit dinner in honor of World AIDS Day. All money raised from this event will be sent to the Waterburg Welfare Society in Vaelwater, South Africa, to help children with AIDS or who have been orphaned by AIDS.
When: Wednesday, Novem-ber 29, at 6 p.m.
Where: Rangos Ballroom, University Center

What: Student volunteers are needed to help set up and decorate tables for the annual Friends of Wellness Dinner, also in honor of World AIDS Day. The dinner will be hosted by the Shepherd Wellness Community, an AIDS service organization dedicated to offering support and assistance to people affected by HIV and AIDS. Volunteers will help prepare, serve, and share food at this dinner for HIV-positive clients and their families.
When: Setup is Thursday, November 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The dinner is Friday, December 1, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Where:First United Meth-odist Church, Shadyside.

What: Student Development and Academic Development are sponsoring the ongoing Carnegie Mellon “Treasures for Children” program. The proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army and the Parental Stress Center’s gift-giving program. To participate, students, faculty, and staff should pick up a tag with the gender and age of a local child from either the Office of Student Development or the Office of Academic Development, purchase an appropriate gift in the $15–25 range for the child, and bring the unwrapped gift along with the tag to either office.
When: Until December 8.
Where:The Office of Stu-dent Development, located in Morewood Gardens, or the Office of Academic Development, located in Cyert Hall, Suite B5.