Over 1100 Gannon Volunteers To GIVE Back to Community

Posted: September 18, 2014

Three hours. 51 projects. 1100 faculty, staff, student and community volunteers: the numbers are large, but the motivating principle behind Gannon University's GIVE Day is even larger:

"GIVE Day provides us the opportunity to serve, build community and live our mission with our neighbors," says Laura Goble, director of the University's Center for Social Concerns.

Over 300 volunteers are expected at Presque Isle State Park beaches 1-6 as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. All volunteers will work at their respective sites from approximately 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Some other projects include:

  • Gridley Park (heart of the new Our West Bayfront Initiative): the men's basketball team, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Eta Sigma, and Carolynn Masters, Ph.D., RN, will be cleaning and beautifying the park.

  • Gannon Goodwill Garden: Beta Beta Beta, the national biological honor society, will help prepare the garden for winter. Goodwill Garden supplies produce to local food banks.

  • Erie VA Medical Center: Students Behind Our Troops and Alpha Sigma Alpha will be cleaning vans used to transport veterans to medical appointments.

  • Sisters of Saint Joseph Neighborhood Network-East: Tau Kappa Epsilon and Alpha Tau Delta will support the expansion of the SSJ mission by performing a neighborhood survey in the new service area.

For more information on these or any of the 50-plus projects to be part of GIVE Day, please contact Sara Nesbitt at 856-701-1109.