Mack Gives Back
Honoring those who serve by serving others
Reverend Raymond Dlugos, O.S.A., and the Division of Mission and Student Affairs established a day of service called Mack Gives Back Day. This community-wide event takes place each November as a way to commemorate two days of great importance in the College’s history: Veterans Day and St. Augustine’s birthday. Merrimack was founded in 1947 by the Order of St. Augustine to provide educational opportunities to local soldiers returning home from World War II so it is a fitting tradition that Mack Gives Back Day is “honoring those who have served by serving others.”
This year Mack Gives Back Day will reach farther and wider than ever before as our buses full of Warriors will go to service locations such as IMEC in North Andover, Bread and Roses in Lawrence, Food for Children in Manchester, the Animal Rescue League in Salem, The Wish Project in Lowell, Emmaus House in Haverhill, Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm in Andover, as well as the YMCA of Lowell, Bellevue Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, and Project Home Again in Lawrence. The Boston, Andover, North Andover, Lawrence, Middleton, Haverhill, North Reading, Salem, and Manchester Departments of Public Works also enlist the help of MGB volunteers on that day to make our communities more livable and enjoyable for all.
Here’s a recap of Mack Gives Back day in 2015: