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Seminole Service Day 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013 marked our second annual Seminole Service Day as more than two dozen Seminole Clubs and Chapters from coast to coast spent the day giving back to their communities. On this single day, Florida State alumni and friends volunteered more than 860 hours for local charities and community projects. We couldn't be more proud of how our Seminole Clubs and Chapters represent Florida State University in their home towns.

Want more information on your local club, including special events in your area? Find a Seminole Club near you.

 

 

See details for last year's events hosted in:

 

California

Los Angeles

Beach Cleanup with Surfrider Foundation
Sunset Beach

Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Enter at Beach Blvd / PCH and turn left into the south parking area

Saturday, March 23 | 9 a.m.

  • In an effort to send less trash to the landfill, please bring your own reusable bucket or bag(s), and if possible, please bring work or garden gloves to use rather than latex/disposable gloves.
  • It's recommended to wear FSU attire, comfortable beach shoes, and sunscreen and bring a hat and bottle of water.
  • All volunteers are welcome to participate and must sign a Liability Waiver that will be available at the beach.
  • For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Katie Seymour at 424.625.5734 or via email at kathryn.seymour@gmail.com, or visit the club's website, Facebook page or on Twitter.

San Diego

Beach Cleanup with Coastkeeper
Meeting Point is at the end of G Avenue

Coronado Beach, CA 92118

Saturday, March 23 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • It's recommended to wear FSU attire, comfortable beach shoes, and sunscreen and bring a hat and bottle of water.
  • Coastkeeper will provide bags and gloves for the trash collection. 
  • All volunteers are welcome to participate and must sign a Liability Waiver (available online). 
  • For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Jeanette Jungreis at 760.583.8675 or via email at jeanettejungreis@yahoo.com, or visit the club's website or Facebook page.
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Florida

Bradenton

Tree Planting in Bennett Park
400 Cypress Creek Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34208

Saturday, March 23 | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Manatee Seminole Club will help plant 1000 bare foot cabbage palms as a part of the overall restoration plan for Bennett Park.
  • Volunteers should arrive by 8:00am for orientation.
  • Sneakers and long pants are recommended; please bring your own sunscreen, hat and a bag lunch.
  • Drinks will be provided.
  • For more information, contact Donnie Melendy at 941.504.4853 or cmr7085@yahoo.com, or visit the club at ManateeSeminoleClub.com or on Facebook.

Clearwater

Home Makeover with Habitat for Humanity
Location TBA
Clearwater, FL 33765

Saturday, March 23 | 8 a.m.

  • Pinellas Seminole Club will be working on an extreme home makeover for Habitat For Humanity in Clearwater.
  • For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Debbie Turner at 727.674.3746 or godsnole@gmail.com, or visit the club website at www.pinellasnoles.com.

Fort Lauderdale

Beach Clean up at Fort Lauderdale Beach
1100 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Saturday, March 23 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Fort Myers

Home Renovation with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Inc.
1288 N Tamiami Tr.
North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Saturday, March 23 | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Inc.'s current focus is on rehabs of purchased homes to reduce the number of empty houses in Lee County and make a positive impact on our community.
  • Southwest Florida Seminole Club will find out one week in advance where the job site is located. 
  • To R.S.V.P. and receive a Release and Waiver of Liability (required to participate), contact Jennifer Hartley at jenniferhartley@swflseminoles.com
  • For more information visit the club's website or Facebook page.

Gainesville

Spring Cleaning at Ronald McDonald House
1600 SW 14th St.
Gainesville, FL 32608

Saturday, March 23 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Join Gainesville Seminole Club as they help the Ronald McDonald House Charities with some spring cleaning.
  • For more information, contact Stephanie Brod at GainesvilleNoles@gmail.com or visit the club's website or Facebook page.

Jacksonville

Beach Cleanup at Jacksonville Beach
Meeting point is the lifeguard station at 2 Ocean Front N
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Saturday, March 23 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Miami

Volunteering at the Miami Children's Museum
980 Macarthur Causeway
Miami, Florida 33132

Saturday, March 23 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • The Miami Seminole Club will be volunteeing at the Miami Children's Museum and helping with activities such as: Duplo Block Play, Weebles World Sandbox, Musical Story Time, and more.
  • Participants are asked to arrive dressed in FSU colors.

Naples

Painting at Children's Health Clinic
Immokalee Health Education Site, FSU College of Medicine
1441 Heritage Blvd.,
Immokalee, FL 34142

Saturday, March 23 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • The Seminole Club of Naples will assist in painting the children's health area at the Immokalee clinic.
  • Wear FSU clothing but appropriate for painting.
  • R.S.V.P. to Jennifer Guy at 850.264.3066 or seminoleservicedaynaples@gmail.com.
  • For more information, visit the club's website or Facebook page.

Orlando

Donation Sorting at Harvest Time International
225 N Kennel Rd.
Sanford, FL 32771

Saturday, March 23 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • The Seminole Club of Greater Orlando is partnering with Hands on Orlando to benefit Harvest Time International to help victims of disasters by sorting blankets, towels, clothing and other household items.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. 
  • To register to volunteer, visit the Hands on Orlando website. Register as a member (free to do), then click on March 23 and select the "Sort and Awe" project. At the bottom of the project select "sign up with a team" choosing Seminole Club of Greater Orlando Service Team.
  • For more infomation contact, Jessica Lodispoto at 407.592.1494 or community-service@orlandoseminoles.com or visit the club's website, Facebook page, or on Twitter.

Orange Park

Donation Sorting at Orange Park High School
2300 Kingsley Ave.
Orange Park, FL 32073

Saturday, March 23 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • The Seminole Club of Clay County is partnering with Orange Park Outfitters to benefit Orange Park High School by sorting school supplies, clothing and other household items.
  • Donations of school supplies such as: pens, pencils, paper, pads, folders, and notebooks and any warm clothing such as sweatshirts and hoodies are needed.
  • Donations of any new or gently used items can be dropped off at the club's table in the main parking lot.
  • For more infomation contact, Sandra Crowley at 904.349.2296 or crowley.fsusccc.sandra@gmail.com or visit the club's website, or Facebook page.

Palm Beach

Painting with Paint Your Heart Out Palm Beach County
1016 Lincoln Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Saturday, March 23 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • The Palm Beach County Seminole Club is partnering with Paint Your Heart Out Palm Beach County, to spend the morning painting a house for a low-income senior citizen.
  • Participants are asked to arrive dressed in FSU colors.
  • All materials will be provided on site.
  • For more information, contact Stephanie Waldrop at 561.358.2770 or vicepresident@pbnoles.com or visit the club's website, or Facebook page.

Tallahassee

Care Packages for Soldiers Serving Overseas
Beef O'Brady's

1830 Thomasville Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Saturday, March 23 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • The Tallahassee Seminole Club will be assembling for our troops overseas, demonstrating our thanks and appreciation for their service.
  • Packages will include items of necessity, as well as, items crafted by volunteers the day of the event.
  • Items to donate for the care packages, can be dropped off at the FSU Alumni Center or brought with you on the day of the event.
  • TO R.S.V.P. or for more information, contact Carlie Brown at 863.604.2960 or carlie@tallahasseeseminoleclub.com or visit the club's website, or Facebook page.

Tampa

Food Service with Metropolitan Ministries
2001 N Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602

Saturday, March 23 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • The Tampa Bay Seminole Club will be helping Metropolitan Ministries cook and serve food to those in need.
  • To register to volunteer or for more information, email Max Oligario at max@tampanoles.com.
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Georgia

Atlanta

Community Distribution at Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless
1035 Donnelly Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Saturday, March 23 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • The Atlanta Seminole Club will be working with Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless during their Community Distribution Outreach event, where food, fresh organic produce, clothing and other items are provide to those in need.
  • Minimum age for volunteers is 12 years old.
  • R.S.V.P. to Community-outreach@atlantaseminoles.com with full name, phone number and shift preference: 9 a.m. -12 p.m. or 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • For more information, contact Whitney Buckmon at community-outreach@atlantaseminoles.com, or visit the club's website or Facebook page.
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Kentucky

Louisville

Dinner at Gilda's Club of Louisville
633 Baxter Ave.
Louisville, KY 40204

Tuesday, April 2 | 4:30 p.m.

  • Join the Kentucky Seminole Club to prepare and serve dinner for cancer patients, survivors and their friends and family.
  • R.S.V.P. to John Torsky at 502.797.8457 or kentuckyseminoles@ymail.com.
  • For more information, visit the club's website or Facebook page.

Louisville

Highway Cleanup with Kentucky Adopt-A-Highway
Meet at the home of Gary and Susan Kreps
10814 Taylor Lake Rd.
Goshen, KY 40026

Sunday, April 7 | 3 p.m.

  • The Kentucky Seminole Club will pick up trash along a three-mile stretch of U.S. 42 in Goshen as part of on-going support for the Kentucky Adopt-a-Highway program. 
  • After the clean-up, the Kreps will provide food and drinks for volunteers.
  • R.S.V.P. to Susan Kreps at 502.228.9879 or kentuckyseminoles@ymail.com.
  • For more information, visit the club's website or Facebook page.
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Massachusetts

Boston

Afternoon BBQ at The Yawkey Family Inn
Yawkey Family Inn at Boston Children's Hospital
241 Kent St.
Brookline, MA 02446

Saturday, March 23 | 12 p.m.

  • Join the Boston Seminole Club for a BBQ at the Yawkey Family Inn and help provide the parents and families of children receiving medical care at Boston Children’s Hospital with an afternoon of relaxation, socialization, and good food.
  • For more details or to R.S.V.P., contact Nicole Visyak at nvisyak@gmail.com or 904.472.4095, or visit the club's Facebook page.
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Nevada

Las Vegas

Lunch Service at City Rescue Mission
480 W Bonanza Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Saturday, March 23 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Join the Las Vegas Seminole Club at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and serve lunch to those in need.
  • For more information, contact Chad Fuss at chadfuss@gmail.com or 727.424.1000, or visit the club's Facebook page.
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North Carolina

Charlotte

Cleanup with Hands on Charlotte

Blythe Elementary School
12202 Hambright Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078

Saturday, March 23 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • The Charlotte Seminole Club will be volunteering with Hands on Charlotte during The BIG Project to help with the beautification of Blythe Elementary School.
  • Volunteers are asked to wear FSU colors and to prepare to get dirty.
  • Refreshments will be provided by the club.
  • All volunteers are asked to register by emailing charlotteseminoleclub@gmail.com.
  • For more information, contact Bryan Neil at charlotteseminoleclub@gmail.com or 704.287.2311 or visit the club's website, or Facebook page.
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South Carolina

Columbia

Cleanup at Palmetto Place Children's Shelter
Columbia, SC 29210

Saturday, March 23 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Midlands Seminole Club will be volunteering with Palmetto Place Children's Shelter, a temporary, safe and caring haven for abused, abandoned and neglected children in the Midlands.
  • Volunteers will helping with basic landscaping, pressure washing the exterior of the home, and showing some love and kindness in a child's life when they need it most.
  • Donations of supplies are needed.
  • All volunteers are required to register at www.scseminoleclub.org/ssd.
  • For more information, contact Derek Scott at dscotty5fsu@gmail.com or 803.351.2540 or visit the club's website, Facebook page, or Twitter.
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Tennessee

Chattanooga

Donations Sorting at the Salvation Army Thrift Store
4104 Ringgold Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37412

Saturday, March 23 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • The Chattanooga Seminole Chapter will be helping the thrift store with sorting and hanging donations.
  • After the event, chapter founder Natalie Blackwell will provide a pizza & salad lunch for volunteers at her home nearby. 
  • To R.S.V.P., or for more information, contact Natalie Blackwell at 423.315.0228 or ChattaNoles@seminoles.com, or visit the club's Facebook page.
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Texas

Austin

Cleanup at Pease Park Conservancy
Meeting point: South End of Park, near the picnic tables
1100 Kingsbury Rd.
Austin, TX 78701

Saturday, March 23 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • The Austin Seminole Club will be helping with clean up along Shoal Creek Greenbelt Trail and the dog park.
  • Wear clothes appropriate for outdoor labor.
  • Tools and refreshments will be provided.  
  • Parking is available near the south end of the park, along the Kingsbury or Parkway. 
  • To R.S.V.P. or for more information, contact Katy Zamesnik at 757.553.7715 or kzamesnik@gmail.com or visit the club's website, Facebook page or on Twitter.

Dallas

Children's Park Build at Hope Park Frisco
8000 McKinney Rd.
Frisco, Texas 75034

Sunday, April 7 | 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • Seminole Club of North Texas volunteers will be helping build Hope Park Frisco, a special project to build a park that accommodates all children, including those with special needs.
  • All ages can participate, so bring out your whole Noles family for a fun day of giving back!
  • Volunteers are invited to a celebration at Manny's Tex-Mex, where the club will provide appetizers volunteers
  • For more information, contact Tina Cleveland at 972.213.8191 or cmc2378@yahoo.com or visit the club's Facebook page or Twitter.

San Antonio

Cleanup at St. PJ's Children's Home
919 Mission Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78217

Saturday, March 23 | 9 a.m.

  • Alamo Seminole Chapter volunteers will be helping St. PJ's Children's Home with clean-up detail.
  • Volunteers will also be helping with the preparation for the afternoon's Easter Egg Hunt.
  • Please enter at the first gate.
  • For more information, contact Eric Price at 210.323.5880 or alamoseminoles@yahoo.com or visit the club on Twitter.
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Virginia

Richmond

Cleanup at James River Park System
Manchester Wall

Richmond, VA 23224

Saturday, March 23 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Richmond Seminole Club will be sprucing up the park by painting a large set of steps and cleaning up flood-born trash near the Manchester Wall.
  • Bring water, gloves and appropriate clothing for the weather - and wear garnet and gold!
  • Snacks will be provided by the club.
  • All volunteers are invited to meet at Legend Brewery for lunch after the project is completed. 
  • To R.S.V.P., or for more information, contact Tara Lehan at richmondseminoleclub@gmail.com or visit the club's website, Facebook page or Twitter.

Roanoke

Outdoor Cleanup at Ronald McDonald House
2224 S Jefferson St.

Roanoke, VA 24014

Saturday, March 23 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Volunteers with the Seminole Club of Southwest Virginia will do outside cleanup and yard work at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia.
  • In the event of inclement weather, volunteers will assist with deep spring cleaning on guest rooms.
  • For more information, contact Jeremy Barker at 540.293.9543 or swvanoles@gmail.com, or visit the club on Facebook or Twitter.
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Washington

Seattle

Building Gardens with The Just Garden Project
Neighborhood House

6400 Sylvan Way
Seattle, WA 98126

Saturday, March 23 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Food Packages with Food For All DC
Universalist National Memorial Church

1810 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 98126

Saturday, March 23 | 8:45 a.m.

  • Seminole Club of Greater Washington, D.C. will be volunteering with Food For All DC, a non-profit charity that strives to provide food to low income home-bound residents in real need.
  • Volunteers will then begin packing boxes at 9:00 a.m., and begin delivering around 9:30 a.m.; most delivery routes take about 2 hours.
  • Volunteers are paired together so feel free to bring a friend or family member.
  • Volunteer spots are limited; to R.S.V.P., email Sam Sanchez at ssanchez2010@dcnoles.org with your name, phone number, and names of volunteers that will be coming.
  • For more information, contact Sam Sanchez at ssanchez2010@dcnoles.org or visit the club's website, Facebook page, or on Twitter.
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