Community service day is an annual event at Globe University-Eau Claire, where faculty and staff go out into the community to volunteer. This year, the staff decided to take a different approach and bring the volunteerism to campus. The result was a day spent with kids from the Chippewa Falls Boys and Girls Club. And it turned into the kick-off event of the summer.
The kids had a full day of fun and activities, which were designed to engage their teamwork and creativity skills. There were relay and team-based activities along with art and gardening projects.
The Eau Claire Police Department and Fire Department also joined in for the day and gave tours of a fire truck and talked to kids about safety. Community partners helped with donations for the kids. The community partners included: Taco Johns, Hardees, ConAgra, and Fired Up Pizza Company.
Globe University staff raised money to help buy backpacks and school supplies for every kid and even added a few fun toys for the summer to the packs.
The day was fun for both the kids and staff. Activity planning, fundraising, and supply lists were worked on all quarter.
“It was great to see everyone on the campus come together for this event. It was an all campus initiative from the beginning,” Associate Dean, Gretchen Johnson, said.
Overall, the day was a great success, and everyone enjoyed spending time together.
“The day was phenomenal as we were able to make a positive impact for the kids. We are looking forward to making this a yearly event. Thank you to all of the business and individuals who made today great,” Kent Davis, campus director, said.
Local news station WEAU stopped by and did a story on the event, check it out here!