Story posted August 05, 2008
On September 20 from noon to 4 p.m., the Bowdoin community will celebrate its 10th annual Common Good Day, coinciding with the official dedication of the McKeen Center for the Common Good. More than five hundred Bowdoin students, faculty, staff, and alumni will volunteer for more than sixty projects, serving dozens of local organizations. The event includes lunch and a free t-shirt! Please email Jamie Nadeau, the Common Good Day fellow, with any questions.
Instituted to exemplify President McKeen's vision for a college that served the Common Good, Common Good Day has become a yearly tradition at Bowdoin College that fosters collaboration among members of the Bowdoin community, nonprofit agencies, and municipal organizations in the greater Brunswick area through service. Students, along with faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, sign up to volunteer for projects in and around the Brunswick community. These projects include gardening, trail maintenance, visiting the elderly, painting, yard work, grant research, and spending time with children from the community. This year's event offers plenty more opportunities to have fun and get involved, with events including a catered lunch, service projects, and a free t-shirt for all participants!
Photos from Common Good Day 2007.