Posted June 08, 2007
There is one smiling face reliably found in the crowd at Common Good Day – Anne McBride’s. Having participated in almost every Common Good Day since she arrived to Bowdoin in 2001, Anne has helped paint a room for Access Health, maintained trails at the Coastal Humane Society, weeded (in the rain!) at an organic farm, sorted donated clothing for people affected by Hurricane Katrina, set up for a yard sale at Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and re-located a hog pen at Morris Farm in Wiscasset.
Anne finds it particularly fulfilling to see how a few people working together can accomplish so much in a short period of time – rain or shine – and how each project has a positive impact on the host organization as well as the volunteers. In the future you will continue to see Anne on Common Good Day as she looks forward to exploring new volunteer opportunities, learning about new organizations, working with new groups of students, faculty and staff, and continuing to participate in a Bowdoin tradition.
“I think the concept of hundreds of members of the Bowdoin community working together to help local causes offers a great way to contribute to the larger Maine community while connecting with people inside and outside of Bowdoin.”