From Greensburg to Ellis, to pancakes and a Halloween Boo Bash, students from Fort Hays State University will volunteer at the annual Make a Difference Day. The most recognized day of helping others, events for Make a Difference Day will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, in the Memorial Union on the university campus and will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Hays Public Library.
A variety of student organizations will be sponsoring the day, including Diversity Affairs, Tigers in Service, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the University Police.
"No matter what a student's academic background may be, volunteering is always a valuable asset to any field of study and future career endeavors." said Adrienne Heroneme, Ellis junior, diversity student ambassador, "Not to mention -- volunteering is a wonderful way to network with others, help those in need and feel good about oneself."
Tigers in Service is starting Make a Difference Day in Greensburg, on Saturday, Oct. 27, with a clean-up event called Super Green, continuing construction on the Habitat for Humanity House in Ellis, and continuing Project Supporting Our Soldiers in Hays. On Sunday, Oct. 28, Tigers in Service is sponsoring a pancake feed and a Boo Bash in the Children's Room of the Hays Public Library. The organization is also involved with volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Alterra Sterling House and the Ellis County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
The Diversity Affairs office at FHSU offers more opportunities for student volunteers by working with Community Connections. The program sponsors a wide variety of activities including the Hispanic American Leadership Organization's celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the Chinese Student Association's celebration of the Chinese New Year.
FHSU students have many service opportunities open to them for Make a Difference Day. Local schools and nursing homes are always looking for volunteers to help touch a life in any way they can.
For more information about Make a Difference Day contact Kelsey Colglazier, Director of Tigers in Service by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Diversity Ambassador Adrienne Heroneme at email@example.com.