Hundreds of Marietta College students and employees will be providing community service during the annual Make a Difference Day program from 9:00 a.m.-noon., Saturday, September 28th. Sign in for the day takes place in the Andrews Hall Great Room (or in the amphitheater, if weather is nice) at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers will register, be assigned to a project, and enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts from 8:30-9:00 a.m. All of the projects are organized by teams of first-year students from the LEAD 101 classes as a service-learning project, so the projects will all be student-led.
Projects this year include:
Friends of the Lower Muskingum: Organize a river clean-up with volunteers on the west side of Devols Dam.
Humane Society of the Ohio Valley: Support membership drive for HSMOV by hand-delivering our membership application door to door to provide much-needed funding to support operations.
Marietta Community Food Pantry: The MCFP is in progress of moving to a new location by the beginning of October; group will help assist with the moving process.
Ely Chapman: Project would involve either emptying the truck of new books for the Fall Book Giveaway, or removing from the closet and arranging what they currently have in storage. The Book Giveaway is Saturday, November 2nd.
Marietta Family YMCA: Sprucing up the new YMCA building. Cleaning and painting inside walls, outside weeding and flower bed work.
Marietta Trading Post/Ohio Wilderness Boys Camp: Assist with sorting and cleaning items at the Marietta Trading Post, a non-profit thrift store on Pike Street in Marietta, supporting Ohio Wilderness Boys Camp.
Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley: Site preparation for a future build.