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Mission & Student Affairs

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.”

Mack Gives Back 2016 reached farther and wider than ever before as our buses full of Warriors went to service locations such as IMEC in North Andover, Food for Children in Manchester, 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 enlisted the help of MGB volunteers to make our local and nearby communities more livable and enjoyable for all.

Here’s a recap of Mack Gives Back day in 2015:


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Be a part of the tradition!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

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