600 students lend a hand for TU Service Day

Friday, March 05, 2010

More than 600 student-volunteers will participate in The University of Tulsa Student Association's third annual Service Day on March 6.

The event starts at 9:00 a.m. with breakfast at Collins Fitness Center before student-volunteers are bused to their service assignments throughout the Tulsa metro area. After they've completed their work, volunteers are invited to a celebration on campus with free food, concerts and giveaways.

A sampling of Service Day activities include planting trees for Up With Trees and Catholic Charities, visiting elderly residents at Oklahoma Methodist Manor and Lakewood Care, painting rooms and playground equipment at various locations, demolishing and recycling used bicycles for Tulsa Hub and playing with animals for the SPCA.

Other Service Day opportunities include Habitat for Humanity, Kendall Whittier Food Pantry, Tulsa Zoo, Dress for Success, Little Lighthouse, Family and Children's Services, Rebuilding Together Tulsa, Safari Animal Sanctuary, Gilcrease Museum, Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Tulsa Women and Children's Center, YWCA, Community Food and Garden Center, Emergency Infant Services, Special Kids Care, San Miguel School and City of Tulsa cleanup of Woodward Park.

The following Tulsa businesses have contributed their resources to make the TU Service Day event a success: Chipotle, Domino's, Freckles Frozen Custard, Krispy Kreme, Reasor’s, Sam's Club and Taco Bell.

For more information about the service event, contact Steve Denton, coordinator of student activities, at (918) 631-2585 or steven-denton@utulsa.edu.

Amethyst Cavallaro

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