Service Day sends more than 750 students and employees to 57 sites around Nashville
By Kim Chaudoin on 4/13/2012
On Wednesday, April 11, instead of studying in classes, 875 students, faculty and staff volunteered a 3,000 service hours at more than 61 sites in Nashville to serve the community.
Every year in the spring, Lipscomb University cancels afternoon classes so students can participate in Service Day. From sorting food to doing yard work, from painting to clerical work, groups of Lipscomb students travel all over town to make a difference in the community.
Among the locations students served in 2012 were local public schools, the American Cancer Society, the Nashville Humane Association, Second Harvest Food Bank, the American Red Cross, local churches, the Nashville Rescue Mission, Room in the Inn, the Nashville Zoo and Radnor Lake State Natural Area.
Service Day is one of numerous coordinated volunteer opportunities that students are encouraged to participate in throughout the school year.
Lipscomb’s commitment to service has been recognized nationally by the U.S. News & World Report’s best colleges guide, by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and by Washington Monthly magazine’s list of the top universities in the nation in giving back to its community.