WSU Students Encouraging All to ‘Make a Difference’

October 20, 2009

OGDEN, Utah – From building beds for the homeless to partnering with a local junior high school charitable drive to playing basketball with Special Olympics athletes, a group of Weber State University students plans to spend Saturday helping others.

In connection with national Make A Difference Day, Oct. 24, WSU’s Community Involvement Center is partnering with local agencies and organizations to coordinate several service projects in the greater Ogden region.

The center has nine activities planned for Oct. 23, 24 and 26, including service projects with Habitat for Humanity, the Ogden Nature Center, and Special Olympics, as well as a blood drive with the American Red Cross.

WSU students are partnering with Mount Ogden Junior High School students to hold a donation drive-and-drop event Oct. 24 to collect items for Catholic Community Services.

Students will be collecting food, hygiene products, baby items and educational games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mount Ogden Junior High School (3260 Harrison Blvd., Ogden).

Another group will be assembling beds for the homeless at St. Anne’s Center (137 W. Binford St., Ogden). Volunteers will be welcome Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help construct 65 beds that will increase the shelter’s capacity.

The public is encouraged to join in these efforts to lend a hand to those in need.
Visit weber.edu/communityinvolvement for a complete list of the projects that are scheduled and for more information about Make A Difference Day.

Visit weber.edu/wsutoday for more news about Weber State University.
Contact:
Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, co-director Community Involvement Center
801-626-7737 • bkowalewski@weber.edu
Author:
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
801-626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu

Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah 84408

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