Day of Service - March 31, 2023
Elizabethtown College's annual Day of Service was held on Friday, March 31 in Thompson Gym. A total of 230 volunteers came together to assemble 1,500 school kits, which will be distributed to local agencies Unto, Church World Service (CWS), Bethesda Mission, and The Joshua Group, and made 201 blankets that will be donated to the James Biever Police-Community Alliance to comfort children being transported in police cars.
Thank you to all Etown campus community members who participated!
Day of Service calls for individuals and groups to spend the day volunteering in their communities to provide solutions to the nation's most pressing issues. The Center for Community and Civic Engagement coordinates the volunteer work for this meaningful day of community engagement. Students spend time in the local community giving back.
Last year, Elizabethtown College students, faculty, and staff came together to pack more than 46,000 rice and lentil meals that will be sent to refugee families experiencing food insecurity. The College partnered with Unto, a local humanitarian organization, to coordinate the project. With a total of 232 participants, each person’s involvement provided over 198 meals from a 75-minute packing session. Each box of 144 meals will feed a family of five a meal a day for a month, which means roughly 68 families will be provided with one meal a day for a month because of the work done by the campus community. You can read more about the event here or watch this video to see what it was like!