SSU Holds 'Day of Caring' on Oct. 6

Students to give back to the community.

Sonoma State University students will be giving back to the community during the Day of Caring on Oct. 6.

More than 30 volunteer projects are planned in support of local nonprofit agencies including rebuilding Together Petaluma and Rohnert Park, the Northern California Center for Well-Being and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Santa Rosa.

Last year, more than 500 SSU students volunteered in the community. This is the third year SSU and the United Way teamed up on the large-scale community service effort.

The Day of Caring is sponsored by Join Us in Making Progress, or JUMP, the hub of volunteerism and community service on the SSU Campus.

Registration for the program is at 8 a.m. in the main quad followed by a rally at 8:30 a.m.

Students will then head to their volunteer projects that could include landscaping an elderly person's home, cleaning local waterways or sorting through clothes at a thrift store.

The Day of Caring was established in 1992 by the United Way to promote volunteerism, increase awareness of the local human service agencies and schools and demonstrate what volunteers can accomplish for the good of the community.

By Bay City News Service.

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