Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a restful winter break and is now ready and enthusiastic to volunteer. Thanks to your help, we ended 2010 on a great note with our annual Brown Bag Food Drive and Giving Tree Program. We collected 68 bags from six UCSC student organizations on the Base of Campus Day for our Brown Bag event that benefited the Second Harvest Food Bank. 79 children from the Walnut Avenue Women’s Center and from the Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Home, benefited from our Giving Tree Program. We received 1,103 donations that included 134 pairs of pants, 123 jackets and sweatshirts, 129 shirts, 254 socks, 51 shoes, 94 undergarments, 34 hats, 13 scarves, 22 gloves, 22 books, 34 miscellaneous toys, 129 toiletries, 20 art supplies, 7 diaper packages, 1 car seat, 17 sports gears, 14 onesies, and 5 baby blankets. Thank you to everyone who participated and made our accomplishments possible! SVC is currently preparing for Alternative Spring Break. You can find more information on ASB and other upcoming volunteer opportunities here.

We are also happy to introduce our new interns:
Brittany Lawrence
Chris Silva
Clarissa Zhang

Have a stress-free quarter!
-Brenda Beltran
SVC Intern