Scarlet Day of Service is a day-long event held semesterly for students to give back to their community by engaging in meaningful service, and it is also the largest community service event in all of New Jersey. Get the inside scoop from two of our assistants directors who were in charge of the site leaders and community partners for this past Scarlet Day of Service!
“We partner with local organizations in need of assistance for Scarlet Day of Service. Students visit these sites for service, and each time we send volunteers to a site, we strengthen our relationship with that site. Many of our community partners are organizations we’ve been working with for years, including homeless shelters, food pantries, and assisted living facilities.”
– Madhura Khandekar, Assistant Director of Community Service and Site Leader Lead for Spring 2017 Scarlet Day of Service
“We work to assess the community’s needs and gauge students interests when determining our community partners. Throughout the years, we have been fortunate enough to be able to build many long term relationships with members of the community. This Scarlet Day of Service, we partnered with 17 total organizations, allowing students to prepare hygiene kits for a men’s shelter, expand a food pantry with additional shelving and supplies, yard work and landscaping, and various painting projects to help maintain facilities. Overall, Rutgers students provided a total of 1,300 hours of service this Saturday, which is simply amazing to see and would not be possible without our wonderful community partners.”
-Annie Zhang, Assistant Director of Community Service and Community Partner Lead for Spring 2017 Scarlet Day of Service