Community Service Days

Mack Gives Back is a community-wide series of service events commemorating two days of significance in Merrimack’s history - Veterans Day and St. Augustine’s birthday.

2019 Save the Date

Mack Gives Back will run from Friday, Nov. 1 - Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. 

We will post a sign-up form for the event this fall. 

About Mack Gives Back

Mack Gives Back was founded in 2012 by Merrimack’s vice president for mission and ministry, Father Raymond Dlugos, O.S.A. 

More than a thousand faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends fan out across the Merrimack Valley and beyond to lend a helping hand to nonprofits and municipal agencies in need of assistance. Volunteers perform a number of services, including raking leaves, picking up trash, stocking food pantries and more.

Archive of Past Events


Nine Days of Service

Instead of having everyone volunteering at the same time on the same day, last year’s 2018 event had students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteering throughout a nine-day period: Thursday, Nov. 1 through Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. 

The theme of our 2018 event was “Honoring Those Who Have Served by Serving Others.” This ties in with Merrimack’s founding mission to provide educational opportunities for local soldiers returning home from World War II and the Augustinian tradition of service.


Read News: Mack Gives Back Day Honors Those Who Serve


Read News: Merrimack Volunteers Give Back to Community

Contact Us

Rosana Urbaez
Director, Hands to Help