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Tomorrow, Sept. 14, Andrews University is hosting its first annual Change Day. Change Day, created by the Office of the Provost, gives students the opportunity to serve their community and help fulfill Andrews’s mission to “change the world” starting at home.
All classes and offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accommodate this campus-wide initiative. Breakfast will be provided to participants. After spending time at their chosen sites of service, volunteers will return to campus for lunch and an opportunity to share experiences. Volunteers will meet at the flagpole, where they will be given a Change Day 2017 t-shirt and can sign up to serve at one of many locations. Those planning to serve are advised to wear clothes they do not mind getting dirty and closed-toe shoes. Long pants are recommended.
There are a plethora of opportunities to volunteer on campus, in Berrien County, St. Joseph, Benton Harbor and surrounding areas. Love the lake? Silver Beach and Rocky Gap are just a couple of beaches seeking help with site cleanup. Are you an artist? The Arts and Communication Academy in Benton Harbor needs help painting a mural on campus. Still others may feel at home on a farm or around horses. The Therapeutic Equestrian Center is requesting volunteers who can help clean the barn, pastures, or paint and repair fences. Several other organizations seek volunteers to help clean their grounds or aid in other cosmetic lifts such as painting and various repairs. These are only a few choices out of the numerous opportunities. A complete list of project sites and details regarding each volunteer opportunity can be found on the Change Hub webpage: http://www.andrews.edu/changehub.
The Change Hub also provides the main goal of Change Day: “Change Day is our way of giving back to the community through acts of service. Our mission at Andrews University is to Seek Knowledge, Affirm Faith and Change the World. What better place to start change than at home?”