Into the Streets: McKendree University Students’ Volunteer Day on Aug. 27

(LEBANON, Ill., July 27, 2016) - McKendree University will participate in a volunteer day called “Into the Streets” on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Approximately 450 incoming students will participate in service to local communities.

Students will be assigned to one of about 30 sites in Lebanon, Highland, Germantown, Breese, East St. Louis and St. Louis. Activities will include working with the elderly, people with disabilities, or homeless, as well as providing physical labor for community beautification and restoration projects. Organizations that will benefit include the Lebanon Food Pantry, HIS Kids, Catholic Urban Programs, Christian Activity Center, Gateway Greening, Leu Civic Center in Mascoutah, and the Lebanon Garden Club.

“Into the Streets” is part of the New Student Orientation program for incoming McKendree University students. It is coordinated by the Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service (LHCCS) on campus.

“We hope that the students will build relationships though their service, and learn about the help they can provide to the community and opportunities for continued service,” said Jessica Trout, LHCCS program coordinator.