UNT students participating in community service event

Friday, October 14, 2011
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What: The University of North Texas Center for Leadership and Service is sponsoring the annual Make a Difference Day.

When: 8 a.m. - noon Oct. 29 (Saturday)

Where: There will be a kick off on UNT's Library Mall outside Willis Library; one block east of Highland Street and Avenue C. Students will then travel to Denton and Lewisville locations to participate in community service projects.

Contact:  Amy Simon, director of Center for Leadership and Service, at 940-565-3694 or amy.simon@unt.edu .

DENTON (UNT), Texas--More than 700 students will come together for the University of North Texas' annual Make a Difference Day. The national day is recognized on Oct. 22 or the fourth Saturday of every October, but due to Homecoming, UNT will participate a week later. UNT has participated in this day of service since 2000. Students will be reaching out to the community through programs such as Habitat for Humanity, Keep Denton Beautiful, and several local nursing homes.

"Make a Difference Day is a wonderful way to connect students with the community," said Amy Simon, director of the Center for Leadership and Service. "It is our hope that this day of service leads to ongoing volunteering and truly has an impact on the students and the community." 

Students are encouraged to register online before the event so that they can be matched with a specific service project, but there will be onsite registration available for students who would still like to participate.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108