Alumni Lend-A-Hand

Nebraska Wesleyan first year students have been volunteering their time to Lend-a-Hand to Lincoln for 15+ years. We want to extend that tradition to you as an alum by offering an opportunity to gather with other Nebraska Wesleyan alumni in your area to serve communities where you live!

Lend-a-Hand is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors with a common mission of addressing the nation’s needs.

Join the national NWU Lend-a-Hand event to become an active, engaged citizen in your community. By donating your time, you can connect with old friends and make new ones! By lending a hand, you have the power to do something to improve the lives of others.

To hold a Lend-a-Hand event in your community:

  1. Find a non-profit organization where you would like to volunteer. Here are some sites to help get you started.
  2. Contact rhadley [at] nebrwesleyan.edu to request a list of alumni in your area and to provide your information and volunteer site so that we can share it on social media.
  3. Provide rhadley [at] nebrwesleyan.edu a list of alumni/families that will be volunteering along with their shirt sizes so that we can provide t-shirts for volunteers.
  4. After your event, post pictures to the NWU Alumni Facebook page.
  5. Contact rhadley [at] nebrwesleyan.edu with a list of everyone who participated.

 

Cities that signed up to participate this year:

Chicago

Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Service Project: Humboldt Park 5K Community Run with proceeds supporting Turkey Chop’s Free Hot Meal Site.
Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners game at 6:10 p.m., U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35 Street, Chicago, IL 60616. Game ticket, hot dog and a drink are complimentary!
Your local coordinators are: Travis Benesch ’10, travis.benesch [at] gmail.com and Kaycie Rupp ’11, kaycie.rupp [at] gmail.com
Please RSVP by August 21 to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAHChicago

 

Denver

Saturday, August 29, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Denver area NWU alumni will meet at The Salvation Army Centennial Corps Community Gardens, 3900 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80122.
After the service project, enjoy a complimentary lunch and beverage at Jackson’s All-American Sports Grill, 15755 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80016.
Your local coordinator is: Kelsy Reynoldson ’13, Kelsy.reynoldson [at] gmail.com
Please RSVP by August 21 to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAHDenver

 

Kansas City

Saturday, August 29, 8 a.m.-noon
Kansas City area NWU alumni will meet at Sleepyhead Beds, 1519 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO. Check-in and continental breakfast at 8 a.m.
After the service project, enjoy a complimentary lunch at Westport Flea Market Bar & Grill, 817 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111.
Your local coordinator is: Jenna Rhodes ’11, jenna.rhodes [at] sbdinc.com
Please RSVP by August 21 to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAHKC

 

Lincoln

Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lincoln NWU alumni will meet at Southwood Lutheran Community Garden, 4301 Wilderness Hill Blvd. Lincoln, NE--1 mile south of 40th & Yankee Hill Road
After the service project, enjoy a complimentary lunch at Tanner’s Bar & Grill located at 30 & Yankee Hill Road, Lincoln, NE.
Your alumni coordinator is Terry Reynoldson ’12, treynoldson [at] madonna.org
Please RSVP on or before Friday, August 21 to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAHLincoln

 

Milwaukee

Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Milwaukee area NWU alumni will serve “Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful” organization along the Bradford Beach area on the Lake.
After the service project, enjoy a complimentary lunch at Cafe Hollander located at 2608 N. Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI.
Your alumni coordinator is Dan Benischek ’97, 262.832.0218
RSVP on or before Friday, August 21 to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAHMilwaukee

 

New York City, NY

Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
New York City NWU alumni will serve at Stenberg Park on Leonard Street, half way between Montrose Avenue and Boerum Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
After the service project, enjoy a complimentary lunch at Radegast Hall & Biergarten, 113 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211.
Your local coordinator is: Nikki Spry ’09, nspry1 [at] gmail.com
Please RSVP by August 21 to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAHNYC

 

Omaha

Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Omaha area NWU alumni will serve at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street
Enjoy a complimentary lunch at Local Beer Patio and Kitchen, 902 Dodge St., Omaha, NE.
Your alumni coordinator is Emalee Barto ’12, 308.627.8449 or emaleebarto [at] gmail.com
RSVP on or before Friday, August 21 to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAHOmaha

 

St. Louis

Saturday, August 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
St. Louis area NWU alumni will serve at St. Louis Food Outreach, 3117 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.
After the service project, enjoy complimentary food and drink at Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.
Your local coordinator is Cara Egan ’11, cara.aolson [at] gmail.com
Please RSVP by August 21 to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAHStLouis

 

Washington, DC

Sunday, August 30, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
DC area NWU alumni will serve at Capitol Hill UMC, 421 Seward Square SE, Washington, DC on Sunday at 9 a.m. Following the service project, enjoy a complimentary lunch at the BoxCar Tavern, 224 7th St. SE, Washington, DC.
Your alumni coordinator is Jacob Dowd ’07, dowd.jacob [at] gmail.com
RSVP on or before Friday, August 21 to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAHDC