Becoming a global citizen is a lifelong learning process that begins with one’s self. Sarah Porter, upon the foundation of Miss Porter’s School, recognized the value and importance of service to others and believed that women must be prepared to shape the future for a changing world. We know our Ancients are actively engaged in meaningful work by profession and/or passion. To celebrate, the Alumnae Board of Directors is proud to introduce the International Day of Service.

You can help shape a changing world through the first-ever Miss Porter's School International Day of Service! On October 19, 2019, join Ancients at efforts in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. to complete service opportunities. 

Not close to a host city? You are encouraged to organize your own community service event and share your efforts on social media. Please contact us if you are iterestedin organizing a project.

For questions or to join a service group in one of the host cities, please contact Co-Chairs Maggie Johndrow ’06 or Caroline Udelhofen ’07. Mark your calendar for October 19 and check back here for additional details as they become available.


Completed Service Projects

• Relay for Life - American Cancer Society - Vermont

• Knitting hats for The Girls Center - Tanzania

• Girls on the Run - Boston, MA

• Girls on the Run - Washington DC

• Girls on The Run - NYC

• Goodwin Conservation Center, Hampton, CT

• Brown-Bag Lunch and Well-Being Session, San Francisco, CA

• So Others Might Eat, Washington, D.C.

• Chefs Needed! - Volunteer for the Clemente Course Community Dinner - Worcester, MA 

• Jackson Food Cupboard Food Drive, Host: Petria Horner Fossel '69

• Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, Mount Kisco, NY

• Book Drive for The Little Library at The Girls Center 
 - Cape Elizabeth, ME

• Petit Family Foundation 5K, Plainville, CT

• Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

• Shredding Event  and Food Drive, Farmington, CT  

• Forest Park Preservation and Gardening - Lake Forest, IL  



Service Projects

Please contact the host directly for location and event details and to confirm participation.
Ancients interested in hosting a service opportunity can complete the form below or contact Sarah Blanchard, Director of Alumnae Relations at MPS:

Upcoming Service Opportunities

List of 9 items.

  • International Day of Service - BOSTON

     October 19, 2019 
  • International Day of Service - CHICAGO

    October 19, 2019
  • International Day of Service - LONDON, UK

    October 19, 2019
  • International Day of Service - LOS ANGELES

    October 19, 2019
  • International Day of Service - NEW YORK CITY

    October 19, 2019
  • International Day of Service - SAN FRANCISCO

    October 19, 2019
  • International Day of Service - WASHINGTON, DC

    October 19, 2019
  • Project Love

    May - November 2019 (Worldwide)
  • The Tanzanian Children's Fund, Rift Valley Children's Village

    Ongoing opportunity:

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