Family Weekend Day of Service

This year The LEAD Office partners with the New Student and Family Programs to support their annual Mason Family Weekend. Each year our office helps to coordinate a variety of service projects for families to participate in. This year's Mason Families Give Back program will take place on Saturday, October 14th from 1:00pm-3:00pm in The Hub, Side Pocket, and Patio. This program is open to all students, faculty, staff, Mason families, and alumni.  To RSVP, visit:

Featured Service Projects include: 

  • Making fleece chew toys and blankets to be donated to local area animal shelters
  • Collecting food and personal hygiene items for Mason's very own Patriot Pantry
    • Food items needed:
      • pasta
      • pasta sauce
      • rice (instant or regular)
      • cans of tuna/salmon or chicken
      • mac n cheese,
      • Hormel Completes
      • mixed vegetables
      • soups
      • vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free food options
      • healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, crackers)
      • peanut butter
      • jelly
      • instant oatmeal
      • cereal and other breakfast items (pancake mix, muffins, etc.)
    • Toiletry items needed:
      • Body wash
      • Shampoo
      • Conditioner
      • Deodorant
      • Bars of soap
      • Lotion
      • Period products
      • Shaving cream/razors
      • Toothpaste/toothbrush
      • Floss
      • Laundry detergent
      • Paper towels
      • Toilet paper
  • Mason Chooses Kindness Rocks: Paint rocks with inspiriting messages of hope, encouragement, or fun designs to share with others.  Painted rocks can be placed in various locations around campus to inspire others

Sponsored by: The Leadership Education And Development Office and New Student and Family Programs