MC students will ‘Make a Difference' on Nov. 1

October 28, 2003
Karen B. Eldridge, Director of News and Public Information
865.981.8207; karen.eldridge@maryvillecollege.edu

Nationally, “Make a Difference Day” was observed Oct. 25, but because Maryville College’s Homecoming interfered with the national celebration, the College’s students decided to sponsor their own “Make a Difference Day” one week later.

Several Maryville College students will be out in the community on Saturday, volunteering at various places and with various causes.

WHO: Maryville College students, accompanied by some faculty and staff members.

WHAT: Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others – a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October. Millions have participated. For more information, visit www.makeadifferenceday.com

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 1. All projects begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon.

WHERE:

  • Alcoa, Habitat for Humanity houses. Students will be assisting with the construction of two homes – Location: 245 and 249 Bell Street.
  • Maryville, Habitat for Humanity Restore. Students will be helping to organize and price merchandise and display Christmas decorations at the store’s location at 108 McCammon Avenue.
  • Maryville, Court Street. Students will be volunteering with Keep Blount Beautiful. Participants will be cleaning up litter along the Maryville College Adopt-A-Mile section of Court Street.
  • Maryville, Asbury Acres. Participants will be working in the gardens at the retirement community.

CONTACT: For more information on the College’s “Make a Difference Day,” contact Raven McMillian, the Center for Campus Ministry’s Intern for Service and Mission, at 865.981.8297 or e-mail her at raven.mcmillian@maryvillecollege.edu.