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.

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

2019: Nov. 1 - 8

Read News: Mack Gives Back Blazes New Trails, Honors Veterans


2018: Nov. 1 - 9 

Instead of having everyone volunteering at the same time on the same day, our 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.

2017: Nov. 4

Read News: Mack Gives Back Day Honors Those Who Serve

2016: Nov. 5

Read News: Merrimack Volunteers Give Back to Community


Contact Us

Rosana Urbaez
Director, Hands to Help
978-837-5822
mackgivesback@merrimack.edu