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Mu Chapter Service Projects

Below is a list of various recurring service projects that Mu Chapter is involved in along with the times, chair, and description of the project.
Name Description Link
Hoosier Hills Food Bank Hoosier Hills Food Bank is a local food distribution center. It provides food to other food banks and shelters in Monroe and surrounding counties. Normal tasks include preparing racks, repacking food, and preparing pallets for distribution. Link
The Rise The Rise is a part of Middle Way House. It serves as a daycare and after-school center for the children of the families seeking shelter at the Middle Way House. Participants will entertain and form relationships with the children in the program. Link
Pages to Prisoners Pages to Prisoners seeks to provide free books and reading material to encourage self-education among the incarcerated in the United States. Participants will package materials to be sent to requestors. Link
Highway Cleanup Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega sponsors a portion of SR45/46 (also known as " The Bypass " ) from 10th Street to McDonald's in Bloomington. Once a semester, as part of our agreement with INDOT, members gather to pick up trash along the highway. Link
Boy Scouts of America Boy Scouts of America strives to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. Mu Chapter works with the local Bloomington troops in different events, such as the Pinewood Derby and service projects at Camp Ransburg. Link
My Sisters Closet   Link
Teachers Warehouse Teachers Warehouse provides surplus items from businesses and individuals at no cost to public school teachers from South Central Indiana. Typical work includes stocking shelves and doing inventory. Link
Bloomington Parks and Recreation Bloomington Parks and Recreation sponsors various events throughout the year such as Pumpkins in the Park, Trick-or-Treat Trail, and Historic Homes tours which Mu Chapter members can volunteer and participate in. Link
Nursing Homes Bell Trace and Meadowood are senior living communities in Bloomington. At Bell Trace volunteers serve drinks and a light meal for seniors at one of the numerous socials. Meadowood requires training and would prefer volunteers to attend on a weekly basis. Opportunities include helping with event setup and teardown, exercise classes, and art therapy classes. Link

SRSC Family Fun Night Once monthly the Indiana University SRSC opens its doors to the Bloomington community to provide a fun environment for families to participate in physical activities. Many nights are themed. Volunteers are needed to help staff different aspects of the event and provide logistical support. Link
Improving Lives Improving Lives is an organization that motivates people of all ages to commit simple acts of kindness for people in their time of need. Example acts include coloring a decoration for Valentine's Day to be sent to children at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Link
Bloomington Animal Shelter Bloomington Animal Shelter provides refuge for homeless animals around Bloomington. Normal tasks include cleaning cages, working with the weekly Adoption Showcase, and working directly with the animals. To work with the animals, a training orientation is required. Link
Boys and Girls Club The Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington strives to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Volunteers build relationships and mentor the kids. A training session is required as well as at least two visits a semester. Link

Last Updated: November 15, 2009
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