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Community and Recreation Center Hosts MLK Day of Service

USC Recreation - Monday, January 21, 2019
It was a heartwarming experience on a frigid Martin Luther King Day for more than 70 students. Volunteers gathered at the Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park to perform a variety of service projects. Coast Guard veteran Carly Beer helped kids make care packages and valentines for veterans at the VA Hospital. "These cards are very, very special to the veterans. It reminds them of their own kids and grandkids when they were little," said Ms. Beer. "I've gone to patients' rooms and they still have their valentines on display from last year. That's how much it means to them." Upper St. Clair resident Regina Zelik led a project to make blankets and pillowcases for Clairton Head Start, Family Services program, Ms. Cheryl's Daycare, Ms. Georgia Ford's Daycare and Little People Family Daycare Center. "They will just love them," said Ms. Zelik. The Pie Place owner Jessica Gombar managed a project to make 600 cookies for Pittsburgh homeless shelters. The students also made snuffle mats, dog toys and cat toys for Senior Pet and Animal Rescue (SPARR). Volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh, along with other older students from the area, helped all the service projects run smoothly. The children volunteers also had some time off enjoying cooperative games in the gym and some swim time in the indoor pool. Community Programs Coordinator Lynn Walcoff and other Community & Recreation Center employees organize the MLK Day of Service in Upper St. Clair each year. Thank you to the organizers and all of the volunteers! Your work for our community is sincerely appreciated.


Community & Recreation Center Gives Back

USC Recreation - Thursday, January 17, 2019

















The Community & Recreation Center at Boyce Mayview Park is dedicated to the community. Its members and guests donated a total of 950 pounds of non-perishable food items to the South Hills Interfaith Movement Food Pantry (SHIM) and dozens of hats and mittens to local shelters during the 2018 holiday season.

The food was donated by participants of the Thanksgiving Spin-a-Thon, Jingle Jam, Coming Om for the Holidays, Merry Mix: Christmas Eve, and Merry Mix: New Year’s Eve 
fitness events. Pictured left is the Jingle Jam. 

Hats and mittens were collected in the lobby during the month of December. The donations help keep families warm at Ms. Cheryl's Daycare; Ms. Georgia Ford's Daycare; Little People Family Daycare Center; Clairton Head Start Preschool Program; and Family Services Program (AIU).

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated! 


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