Giving Back to Community Through Appreciation and Service Day

Kate Martin | May 25, 2012

Appreciation and Service Day Slated for July 19, 2012

Community involvement is an important element of the Northwestern mission. The annual Appreciation and Service Day offers Northwestern students, staff and faculty an opportunity to give to the community by volunteering at local organizations. The service opportunities are offered during the morning hours and followed by an all-campus appreciation barbecue. Appreciation and Service Day is scheduled for Thursday, July 19.

The entire Northwestern community is encouraged to participate in the service activities. Classes will be canceled for the day and clinics will be closed, allowing students and clinic employees the opportunity to take part in the opportunity and attend the barbecue. Employees who choose not to participate in a service activity may work that day until noon (or take the morning as PTO) at which time offices will close. 

Sign-ups for the service opportunities will be held in the auditorium foyer on June 12 and June 14. Committee members will be on hand to answer questions. Most service opportunities are done off campus, but some are held here. The list of organizations includes:  

  • Aliveness Project
  • Animal Humane Society
  • Arc (Value Village Store
  • Bridging
  • Building a Labyrinth on Campus
  • Can Do Canines
  • Cornerstone
  • Creekside Senior Center
  • Diapers for Babies in Tanzania, Honduras, etc.
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Goodwill
  • H.O.M.E.
  • Marian Center
  • Meals on Wheels - Bloomington
  • Pillsbury House
  • Salvation Army/Harbor Light Center
  • Second Harvest
  • Washburn Elementary
  • Woodwinds campus

For more information contact Lori Hanegraaf, chair of the Appreciation and Service Day Committee, ext. 388.

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