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Mission & Student Affairs

Mack Gives Back

Honoring those who serve by serving others

Reverend Raymond Dlugos, O.S.A., and the Division of Mission and Student Affairs established a day of service called Mack Gives Back Day. This community-wide event takes place each November as a way to commemorate two days of great importance in the College’s history: Veterans Day and St. Augustine’s birthday. Merrimack was founded in 1947 by the Order of St. Augustine to provide educational opportunities to local soldiers returning home from World War II so it is a fitting tradition that Mack Gives Back Day is “honoring those who have served by serving others.”

Members of the College community—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—are invited to spend Saturday morning at service sites throughout Massachusetts. The Division of Mission & Student Affairs arranged for students to serve at sites including the Lawrence Public Schools, North Andover Veterans Services, Ironstone Farm in Andover, the Wish Project in Lowell, Strongwater Farm in Tewksbury, Methuen Housing Authority, North Reading Fire Department, and Emmaus House in Haverhill.

Here’s a recap of Mack Gives Back day in 2015:







Be a part of the tradition!

Saturday, November 5, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Share your day of service by using #mackgivesback on all your favorite social media sites! 

If you have any questions regarding Mack Gives Back, please contact: