Community Service Initiatives

Alternative Breaks at IC

Alternative Fall BreakAlternative Fall Break
occurs during IC's October break

October 19 - October 21, 2017 


Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue (MABCR)

The Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue is a haven for Border Collies and dogs of the herding group that have been misplaced, neglected, or abandoned. Many of these dogs are turned into animal shelters because their previous owners discovered they were not up to the challenges that raising a border collie demands, or because changes in their lives left them unable to properly care for the pet. Located in Chestertown, Maryland, this organization strives to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home border collies in need, and to educate & prevent future over-breeding and poor care of the dogs. Students will assist the staff with a variety of projects at the facility that make a huge different in providing a quality environment for the dogs, as well as engage in some animal care. 6 spaces available, $100.00 per student covers all costs of the trip. Learn more about MABCR HERE.

The Food Bank of Western NY

Located in Buffalo, NY, the Food Bank of WNY was founded in 1979 to fight hunger in the upper western NY region. Today, Food Bank WNY assists as many as 135,000 individuals during any given month through their 341 member agencies, such as food pantries, community kitchens, shelters, youth programs, group homes and senior centers. Food Bank WNY operates a mobile food pantry, several nutrition programs, and a community garden. Students will have the opportunity to serve the Food Bank of WNY directly with volunteer activities taking place at their main facility in Buffalo. In addition, students will have the chance to learn more about how a Food Bank is central to fighting hunger in any given region. In addition, the group will have time in the evenings to explore what the area has to offer! 6 spaces available, $75 per student covers all costs of the trip. Learn more about the Food Bank of WNY HERE.


*Application will open Monday, August 28, 2017. Students who submit an application before Friday, September 15, at 11:59pm are guaranteed to have their applications reviewed. All other submissions will be reviewed until the trips are full. 


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