SLU Make A Difference Day Registration Now Open
All members of the University community are encouraged to take part in the annual day of service, taking place this year on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Participants in the 2012 Make a Difference Day sit in the stands of Robert R. Hermann Stadium for the annual Kick-Off program. File photo
Students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni are encouraged to participate in the 16th annual SLU Make A Difference Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 26. Volunteers may sign-up individually or as a group by visiting the Make a Difference Day website.
The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a Kick-Off Program, then groups will be dispersed to more than 130 sites across St. Louis for a day of service, which will conclude at 3 p.m. Volunteers are provided with lunch, water and a t-shirt. Transportation can also be provided.
Last year, 3,376 volunteers served at 136 sites. SLU's Make A Difference Day is consistently recognized as the largest collegiate day of service in Missouri and one of the largest in the entire nation.
"Make A Difference Day is a chance for our whole campus to come together and celebrate what makes us all Billikens: The desire to serve others," said Bobby Wassel, assistant director of the Center for Service and Community Engagement.
"Not only is it a celebration, it is also meant to be a springboard for members of the SLU community to become engaged in ongoing service, and to make every day 'Make A Difference Day,'" Wassel added.