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Mission & Student Affairs


Mack Gives Back

Honoring those who served 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.”

During the week leading up to the event, walls on Merrimack ’s Main Street are used to share stories of community members’ acts of generosity, honor, sacrifice, and courage. For its inaugural launch, members of the College community—students, faculty, staff, and alumni—were invited to spend Saturday afternoon at service sites throughout the Merrimack Valley. Campus Ministry and the Stevens Service Learning Center arranged for students to serve at sites including the Lawrence, Fire Department; the Atria Senior Living Facility; the Lazarus House in Lawrence and the Bellevue Cemetery.


Here’s a recap of Mack Gives Back day of service inaugural launch:



Be a part of the tradition!

Register to volunteer and give back

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:

Bev Lavallee

and join us, for this day of community service.