Fifth annual Day of Service brings record number of volunteers
(May 4, 2018) The fifth annual Kennesaw State University Day of Service was held on Saturday, April 14 and brought a record number of volunteers. Approximately 450 KSU students, faculty, staff and alumni, along with community members served at 21 different sites in the area.
An initiative of the Office of Community Engagement, the KSU Day of Service started in 2014 with a little more than 100 volunteers. It was designed as an opportunity for Kennesaw State to thank the local community that has supported the university throughout its history. Volunteers take part in a variety of projects that meet specific needs of community organizations throughout Cobb County and metropolitan Atlanta.
Kimberly Henghold, assistant director of community engagement at KSU, has been a member of the Day of Service Planning Committee since its inception. She served as co-chair of the 2018 committee.
“I have had the privilege of watching the students be transformed by these experiences, witnessing community members and alumni developing relationships with each other and our students while volunteering beside each other and seeing the difference that is made once the day is completed,” Henghold said. “I have been humbled by the kind words that the agencies and non-profits say to the committee after the day is over, which typically is that we helped them with projects in one day that sometimes takes them a month to tackle.
“This event allows all of us, both on campus and off campus to come together as a community and assist those in need.”
The 2018 Day of Service began at 7:45 a.m. at KSU’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Participants worked all morning at agencies, nonprofit organizations and areas both off campus and on the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses.
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