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.
2020 Mack Gives Back
There will be three Mack Gives Back events this fall:
- Saturday, September 19, 2020
- Saturday, October 17, 2020
- Saturday, November 14, 2020
Due to COVID-19, participants will be serving right from campus. Students enrolled virtually can also participate by coordinating a service opportunity near them. Those who choose to participate will be sent a t-shirt via mail. Merrimack students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in packing meals together, following all safety protocols, wearing face coverings and social distancing. Packed meals will be distributed to a local food pantry. With over 21 meal packing hours, this initiative is set to produce over 63,000 meals.
Registration information will be released via email two weeks before each event is set to take place. As always, volunteers may serve in groups or as individuals. Each group/individual will be scheduled for a time block for meal packing. Remember, registration for the first date may fill up quickly, in which case we will schedule groups/individuals to participate in the following MGB date. Groups of 18+ will be split up to adhere to safety guidelines.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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 - 8Read 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
2016: Nov. 5
Director, Hands to Help