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The Wolf Pack comes alive for national day of service

November 19, 2010

Students painting at the Odyssey House.

More than 380 Loyola University New Orleans students, alumni, faculty and staff participated in the 10th annual Wolves on the Prowl national day of service on Nov. 6.

Planned and led by Loyola’s Office of Alumni Relations and Student Government Association, Wolves on the Prowl pairs volunteers from the Loyola community with programs throughout the country that need help.

In New Orleans, Loyola students and alumni participated in the following:

  • Chateau de Notre Dame – leading arts and crafts activities with residents
  • The ARC – sorting Mardi Gras beads and throws
  • Bridge House – assisting with mailings and clerical duties
  • The Good Shepherd School – assisting in a field day with students
  • Odyssey House – painting and landscaping at the Women and Children’s Home
  • Success Prep Academy – refurbishing stairwells and bathrooms
  • Kinglsey House – cleaning its warehouse and grounds
  • St. John Community Center – interior beautification project
  • Bright School – painting
  • Parkway Partners – planting trees and working in the community garden and school
  • Euterpe Recycling Center – painting signs, repairing a fence and cleaning the grounds
  • Boys and Girls Clubs – working with kids on a photography project in Audubon Park
  • Batiste Cultural Arts Academy – painting, cleaning and organizing

“The day was quite successful and the Loyola community engaged in meaningful service throughout the city of New Orleans,” said Monique Gardner, director of Alumni Relations. “We definitely showed our love in deeds more than words.”

This year, 109 alumni from 17 alumni chapters across the nation participated in the day of service. Some of their projects included restoring and maintaining Chastain Memorial Park Conservancy in Atlanta, sorting food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository, walking in Orlando, Fla.’s, American Diabetes Association's Step Out event, and cleaning up Loyola Catholic School in Denver. Other cities with involved alumni included Baton Rouge, La.; Boston; Dallas; Houston; Las Vegas; New York; Raleigh, N.C.; San Diego; St. Louis; Tampa, Fla.; and Washington, D.C.

For more information on Wolves on the Prowl, contact Loyola’s Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@loyno.edu or 504-861-5454.

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