Join the Cause: Fifth Annual Service Saturday

Published: August 20, 2012 | Read Time: 1 minutes

The Southern Utah University Community Engagement Center will sponsor its fifth annual Service Saturday on Saturday, August 25, as part of the University’s welcome activities for incoming students. Service Saturday is one of the largest, one-day service events in the state, involving nearly 1,700 people in voluntary community service.

Service Saturday introduces new SUU students the Cedar City community, helping them meet fellow students and citizens alike and providing needed service to local non-profit and government organizations. It also introduces these students to community engagement as part of their college education.

One of the larger service activities this year will be a door-to-door food drive to benefit the Iron County Care and Share. Local residents are encouraged to give generously when students come knocking the morning of August 25. Residents who wish to donate and are not visited by students that morning can drop off donations at the Care and Share, 244 W. 900 N., or call the SUU Community Engagement Center at 435-865-8335 to request that donations be picked up.

Other planned service to be provided by students this year includes assembling literacy packets, working with Special Olympic athletes and their families, landscaping projects at area non-profit organizations, cleanup at the Parowan Gap and Three Peaks Recreation Area, habitat reclamation projects and many other community service activities.

Students will also provide carwashes at the IFA parking lot on south Main Street and the bowling alley on Minersville Highway. A carwash donation is encouraged. All car wash donations will go to support the Iron County Holiday Assistance Program.

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