Wednesday, March 21, 2018

UTSA community gives back during Day of Service on March 24

UTSA community gives back during Day of Service on March 24

The UTSA community will participate in community service projects throughout San Antonio.

(March 1, 2018) -- In honor of President Taylor Eighmy's inauguration, students, faculty, staff and alumni from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will begin a greater focus on community service this month. During UTSA's Day of Service, Roadrunners will give back to San Antonio, advancing President Eighmy’s vision for UTSA as an urban serving university.

UTSA's Day of Service will kick off at 8:30 a.m. in Bill Miller Plaza at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Service projects will begin at 9:30 a.m. and offered throughout the day.

>> Register online to participate in UTSA's Day of Service.

>> Watch President Eighmy and Peggy Eighmy’s message about UTSA's Day of Service.

“As Roadrunners, it’s important that we give back to our city,” said President Eighmy. “Putting our time and talents toward the betterment of San Antonio is central to being civically engaged as students, faculty, staff and alumni of this great urban serving university.”  

UTSA's Day of Service begins at the Downtown Campus with remarks from President Eighmy, First Lady Peggy Eighmy and San Antonio District 5 City Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales. Following a breakfast, volunteers will travel to one of many participating service agencies to participate in community service projects throughout San Antonio.

Participants should dress comfortably and come ready to work. Those who register online will receive a Day of Service t-shirt, which can be picked up at the Main or Downtown Campus before the event. Once registration closes at 5 p.m. on March 20 and prior to the Day of Service on March 24, volunteers will be assigned a service project.

Participating service agencies and projects include:

  • Animal Defense League (project TBD)
  • Artpace San Antonio: Artpace's Annual The Happening: La Primavera
  • Boys and Girls Club: BGCSA Bus Wash
  • Chromosome 18: Starfish Dash event signage and poster distribution
  • Disability SA (project TBD)
  • Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Program: gardening and painting
  • Good Shepherd Hospice (project TBD)
  • Guide Dogs of Texas, Co.: Stride for Sight 5K volunteers
  • Habitat for Humanity San Antonio: helping with a home build
  • Meals on Wheels: pack, snack and craft
  • Paws Ranch Rescue and Animal Sanctuary: shelter pet enrichment
  • SA Youth Literacy: book sorting
  • SAMMinistries: sorting through and organizing donations
  • San Anto Cultural Arts: painting for the San Antonio 300 mural
  • San Antonio Food Bank: sorting and stocking shelves
  • San Antonio State Hospital: SASH Mt. Calm cemetery beautification project
  • The DoSeum: gallery attendant and workshop/materials prep day
  • Visit San Antonio: (project TBD)

Members of Roadrunner Community who want to attend the Cesar E. Chavez March For Justice or March for Our Lives San Antonio, which are also scheduled on March 24, have many options to participate in those civic events in addition to UTSA's Day of Service. Volunteer opportunities to assist with the marches are available, as are volunteer opportunities following the marches that afternoon and evening.

- Brandi Raschke

Learn more and register for UTSA's Day of Service.

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