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UTSA community to give back during March 24 Day of Service

UTSA community to give back during March 24 Day of Service

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

(March 21, 2018) -- More than 1,400 students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) will make a difference in the community on Saturday, March 24 during UTSA’s Day of Service. The annual tradition, which will kick off a Year of Service by the university community, honors the inauguration of UTSA’s sixth president, Taylor Eighmy, and advances his vision for UTSA as an urban serving university.

>> Watch a video on the importance of getting involved in UTSA's Day of Service.

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

“I’m excited to see so many Roadrunners coming together to give back to our city,” said President Eighmy. “We are all a part of this great community. Spending a few hours lending a helping hand is a big investment to the betterment of San Antonio and key to being civically engaged as students, faculty, staff and alumni of this great urban serving university.”  

UTSA's Day of Service will begin 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 various service agencies to participate in one of 30 community service projects throughout San Antonio.

Participating service agencies and projects include:

  • Animal Defense League: P-20 project
  • Artpace San Antonio: Artpace's Annual The Happening: La Primavera
  • Boys and Girls Club: Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio Bus Wash
  • Cessar Chavez March for Justice: participants will carry a bag of bottled water or a small trash bag
  • Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society: Starfish Dash Run/Walk & Martini Fundraiser
  • City of San Antonio, Office of Historic Preservation: prep work for Rehabarama (repair and maintenance on historic and aging houses in Highland Park)
  • City of San Antonio, Department of Human Services, Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership Program: planting seeds and painting garden beds at Inman Christian Center, campus clean-up at Seton Home and playground beautification at Ella Austin
  • disABILITYsa: Fiesta preparations
  • Good Shepherd Hospice: cleaning facility
  • Guide Dogs of Texas: Stride for Sight 5K volunteers
  • Habitat for Humanity San Antonio: build day
  • March for our Lives: participants will carry a bag of bottled water or a small trash bag
  • Meals on Wheels: pack, snack and craft
  • National Park Service, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park: Piedras Creek clean-up
  • Office of City Councilman Manny Pelaez, District 8: Phil Hardberger Park and Walker Ranch Park greenway trail clean-up
  • Office of City Councilman Roberto C. Treviño, District 1: San Pedro Creek clean-up
  • 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: warehouse sorting and packing and working in the urban farm
  • San Antonio River Authority: non-native vegetation removal around Confluence Park
  • San Antonio State Hospital: SASH Mt. Calm cemetery beautification project
  • The DoSeum: gallery attendant and workshop/materials prep day
  • UTSA Volunteer Services Projects: making dog chew toys for the Humane Society and blanket making to donate to Project Linus

Courtney Clevenger

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