Students, Faculty and Staff To Participate in "Make A Difference Day"

April 13, 2010

Mount Union College students, faculty and staff will be involved in the 13th annual "Make a Difference Day," on Saturday, October 25 in Alliance, where they will be involved in various service projects. "Make a Difference Day" is sponsored by the office of service learning and community service.


Participants in Mount Union College's "Make a Difference Day" will be cleaning up the Alliance Neighborhood Center; assisting in construction of Habitat houses; clearing trails and working on a boardwalk at the John T. Huston - Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center; raking leaves for area retired Mount Union professors; painting pumpkins with residents at Alterra Sterling House, Community Care Center and McCrea Manor; working with "Keep Alliance Beautiful" to clean up litter and cleaning the YMCA.

Thorne's IGA has donated 100 paper bags for the "Make a Difference Day" food drive. The students began leaving the bags throughout the community on October 20. At the end of the week, donated food will be taken to the food pantry at First Christian Church, located on Main Street in Alliance.

"Make a Difference Day" is a national event that provides an opportunity for individuals to volunteer and make a difference in their local communities. For more information or suggestions for service projects, please call Jennifer Broome, director of service learning and community service at (330) 829-8168.

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