One Day, All The Difference
Written by: Leah Erben
Spread the Laker Effect on October 27. Join a legion of Lakers in working with several local nonprofit agencies right here in West Michigan.
On that day, GVSU’s Community Service Learning Center will be participating in Make a Difference Day, a national day of service now in its 26th year where people from around the country take the initiative and volunteer. Join 350+ Lakers in helping local, nonprofit agencies throughout the Grand Rapids and Allendale area.
I know what you’re thinking, you can’t possibly make a commitment, you don’t have time. The best part about Make a Difference Day is that it is one day; you show up, get a free t-shirt, free lunch, and free transportation that will take you where you need to be to serve a community partner.
It may seem intimidating, but take it from past participant, Natalie Loewengruber: “...I enjoyed the experience overall of coming together with eight strangers, and I felt like I left with eight friends.”
You go in, get lunch, a t-shirt, learn about the community around you, and even make a few new friends - that’s a win-win-win. Students from Grand Valley have been participating in Make a Difference Day for over 15 years, and this year is your opportunity to spread the Laker Effect to the local community.