WOW! Thank you so much to our generous donors who helped us reach our goal of $3,000. Since we still have time remaining in our fundraising campaign, we are increasing our goal to $3,500!
BG Alternative Breaks (bGAB) is a student-led program within the Center for Community and Civic Engagement that prepares groups of students to collaborate with communities experiencing social injustices by learning about, providing direct service for and reflecting on a specific social issue. bGAB provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culture of service and allows students to create positive change on trips during fall and spring breaks. Since 2013, when bGAB was founded by Maddi Georgoff '15, the program has sent out 429 students on 35 trips, dedicating 10,771 hours of direct service to community partners.
bGAB is raising funds for our upcoming spring break trips this March to lower the total cost of the trip for students. bGAB believes that every student should have the opportunity to participate in an alternative break experience no matter their financial situation. With your support, bGAB can continue to provide these immersive and impactful opportunities while empowering all students to become active global citizens.
Check Out Our Spring Break 2019 Trips:
Heartland Alliance- Chicago, IL Focus: Health and Urban Farming
For many low-income communities, good jobs and healthy food are in short supply. Participants on this trip will work with Heartland Alliance’s Chicago FarmWorks Program, which grows and distributes local produce to those we need it the most, while supporting people overcoming barriers to employment.
Woodland Harvest Mountain Farm – Boone, NC Focus: Sustainability and Environment
Woodland Harvest Farm is a farmstead that focuses on growing and sustaining all of their own food and energy located in the Appalachian Mountains. Participants will connect with nature and explore how environmental stewardship strengthens communities.
Mid Atlantic Border Collie Rescue – Chestertown, MD Focus: Animal Welfare
Participants will work with Mid Atlantic Border Collie Rescue (MABCR), a haven for dogs that have been discarded, neglected, abandoned or were strays. This nonprofit organization cares for, trains and rehabilitates dogs with the goal of placing them into loving and caring homes.
Renewing Homes or Greater Augusta – Staunton, VA Focus: Affordable Housing
Participants will assist Renewing Homes in their mission to accomplish, at no cost to the homeowner, critical home repairs and modifications for elderly, disadvantaged and disabled homeowners so they can live in their own home with dignity in a safe, warm, dry and accessible environment.
At this level, your support could provide a bGAB student's food for a day while on an alternative break trip
This support level helps provide us with resources to purchase miscellaneous items for our trips including first-aid kits, materials for the service projects and cooking utensils.
Your gift can provide meals for a bGAB student for an entire alternative break trip.
Your support could provide lodging and service fees for a bGAB student for an entire alternative break trip
Your support at this level can sponsor a student by covering their trip fees on their alternative break
Your contribution at this level could support a full group of students on a weekend alternative break experience.
Through your generous support at this level, you will help provide scholarships for students for an entire year to allow students to participate in alternative break experiences. This level is named after Maddi Georgoff, the founder of bGAB to honor her legacy of inspiring and supporting students as social change agents in their communities