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WABASH Day | Alumni

While we are all still battling the global COVID-19 pandemic, we understand the need for volunteers by thousands of organizations throughout the country. The NAWM Affinity and Engagement Committee, working in conjunction with the Alumni and Parent Relations Office will work with any regional club or area to host a service project using volunteers from the local Wabash community. The target weekend is October 2-3, but we understand each project must fit into the timetable desired by the various organizations.

A list of cities/areas and corresponding project information is outlined below. Please use the approriate response method to volunteer or contact the Alumni and Parent Relations Office at or (765) 361-6360 with questions.

Crawfordsville, IN

October 2
8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Volunteer Here

Project Description: Several projects have been planned at organizations throughout the community and volunteers are needed. Alumni, family, friends, and students will work together to complete these various projects.

Please contact Herm Haffner (volunteer button above) if you are available to help on October 2. Everyone will meet at the Chapel on campus first and then groups will disperse to the project locations. 

Dallas, TX

October 2
9:00 a.m. - Noon

Dallas Heritage Village
1800 Gano Street
Dallas, TX 75215

VOLUNTEER Via the Evite Announcement

The Wabash Club of DFW has once again chosen Dallas Heritage Village for our service project. 

Project Description: Specific project details are not yet finalized, but will likely be outdoor/yard work

Who Can Volunteer: Any Wabash alumni, spouse, partner, family member, or friend

Tools Needed/Special Instructions: When you arrive, park in the main lot at the corner of Gano St and St. Paul (map).

Post Event Gathering: We'll head to a nearby watering hole for nourishment, refreshment, and revelry. We'll pick the place on the day of the event.

Remember to wear some Wabash gear!

Evansville, IN

October 2
Time: TBA

Tri-State Food Bank
2504 Lynch Road
Evansville, IN 47711

Full Details TBD

Indianapolis, IN

Project #1
Saturday, October 2
Crooked Creek Food Pantry
6940 N. Michigan Road
Steve Claffey ’67, President and Executive Director

Project #2
Date TBD
Gleaners Food Bank

Volunteer Here

Given the ever changing COVID situation, the Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men wants to provide alumni and friends with different options for serving our community. As such, we are scheduling two events this fall. Details for the first (Crooked Creek Food Pantry - October 2) are shown below and the other, at Gleaners Food Bank, will be scheduled during the upcoming holiday season. Please consider volunteering at one of these two events.

Project Description: We will be cleaning equipment, shelving and food storage containers – essentially a top to bottom fall clean-out. Cleaning will include: power washing of shelving units, trash equipment, grocery carts, and misc.; deep cleaning of concrete floor and tiled floors; cleaning and polishing of all stainless steel equipment; cleaning of interiors of refrigerators; moving and consolidating food inventory palleted stacks; and cleaning of our separate check-in/registration building (which we call the Coop). 

Time: Check-In starts at 8:30 a.m.; we will be working from approximately 8:45 a.m. until we finish (Estimated at Noon). This will depend on the number of volunteers we have. You can work for whatever time you can commit. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

Tools Needed/Special Instructions: Wear clothes that can get dirty; please wear sturdy shoes and you may want to bring gloves. All cleaning supplies will be provided. This will be a rain or shine event as we can work both indoors and outside.  If the weather cooperates, most of the work will be done outside. Masks will not be required but feel free to bring one for indoor work if you like.

Remember to wear Wabash when you are volunteering!

New York, NY
October 16
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
(Working in Support of Education)

Virtual Mock Interviews


The Wabash Club of Metro New York will celebrate Wabash Day 2021 supporting W!SE (Working in Support of Education) with a program designed to help NYC high school students build their interviewing skills for college interviews, job interviews, etc.

Project Description: Volunteers will perform virtual mock interviews with student participants in the program

Who Can Volunteer: Any Wabash alumni, spouse, partner, family member, or friend

Tools Needed/Special Instructions: A quiet location and internet access to Zoom (Link to be provided) is all that is needed.

Post Event Gathering: Volunteers will be encouraged to stick around for 30 minutes after the event, to catch up with their fellow alumni and friends over coffee or their favorite brunch drink.

NW Indiana

October 9
12:30 p.m. to ?

The Caring Place, Inc.
Valparaiso, IN
Volunteer Here

The Wabash Club of NW Indiana will celebrate Wabash Day 2021 by supporting The Caring Place, Valparaiso. Volunteers will host a cookout and pumpkin carving for the current residents.

Project Description: Alumni and friends that volunteer will be grilling lunch for anyone currently at the shelter, and providing pumpkins for carving.

Who Can Volunteer: Any Wabash alumni, spouse, partner, family member, or friend 18 years of age or older.

Tools Needed/Special Instructions: Volunteers must RSVP in advance and will need to sign a confidentiality agreement as to the location of the facility and the identity of any residents. Additional safety protocols may apply.

All Volunteers will meet at:
El Salto
3304 Calumet Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Remember to wear Wabash when you are volunteering!

Washington, DC

October 3
6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington DC 
11th Annual  Red Shoe 5k Run & Walk

Bull Run Special Events Center
7700 Bull Run Dr.
Centreville, VA 20121
(free parking) 


The Wabash Club of the Greater DMV will celebrate Wabash Day 2021 by supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities' of Greater Washington DC only fundraiser of the year, the 11th Annual  Red Shoe 5k Run & Walk. 

Project Description: Volunteers will help out at the registration tent, water stations, be a course marshal, or help out at the finish line. The event will also need people along the course to cheer on and help our runners. It may also be possible to volunteer the afternoon before to help set up the course.

Who Can Volunteer: Any Wabash alumni, spouse, partner, family member, or friend
Tools Needed/Special Instructions: Use the link above to volunteer through the Ronald McDonald House Charities website. Please let Peter Wright '81 ( know that you have register as a volunteer.

Car Pool: Please let Peter Wright or Charles Hintz ( know if you would be interested in car pooling to the race.
Post Event Gathering: Wabash volunteers who are interested may gather together for a post-event lunch/brunch (location TBD).
Remember to wear Wabash when you are volunteering!