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Community Outreach Week

March 24-30, 2018

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Community Outreach Week truly demonstrates what it means to be a Laker for a Lifetime. No matter where Lakers are in their Grand Valley journey — student, alumni, or faculty or staff member – they can participate. 2018 was record setting: a record number of regional alumni clubs hosted events and more students volunteered than ever before.

During the week of March 24-30, more than 700 volunteers participated. The largest event, hosted by the Young Alumni Council on the Allendale Campus, had 50 alumni and students working together on projects benefiting six local nonprofits.

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50 student and alumni volunteers worked on projects for six local organizations on March 27.
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Nine alumni and students completed outdoor projects at the Highlands Nature Area on March 24.
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11 volunteers helped with spring cleaning at Steepletown Neighborhood Services on March 24.
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Five alumni volunteers helped with cleaning and organization on March 29.
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13 volunteers helped bake 15 dozen cookies for residents of the Renucci Hospitality House on March 27.
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Washington, D.C.: Seven alumni sorted donations at A Wider Circle on March 31.
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24 volunteers helped at Blandford Nature Center’s Sugarbush Festival on March 24.

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