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Penn State DuBois Students Spend MLK Day in Service

Penn State DuBois Freshman Sichen Li
Penn State DuBois Freshman Sichen Li applies fresh paint to the interior of the Children's Center of Mercer County during the MLK Day of Service.
1/21/2014 —

 

One dozen Penn State DuBois students spent this Martin Luther King Junior Day serving community organizations that needed a few helping hands.  They joined fellow Penn Staters from five other campuses for the MLK Day of Service.  Each year, the community of one of the campuses is chosen for the MLK Day of Service, and students volunteer at various organizations in that community in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his dedication to serving others. Last year, Penn State DuBois was selected to host the group of volunteers who offered their service to organizations around DuBois and the surrounding area.  This year, Penn State Shenango hosted the MLK Day of Service, putting the students to work in Sharon, PA.    

 

Students from Penn State campuses at DuBois, New Kensington, Greater Allegheny, Shenango, Fayette, and Beaver spent the day in service at community-centered and charitable organizations such as the YMCA, the Salvation Army, the Children's Center of Mercer County, AWARE victim services agency, and the Buhl Community Recreational Center.  They completed any and all volunteer services in areas where each organization has a need for help.  These tasks included painting, cleaning, organizing supplies, sorting donations, and more. 

 

"I think it is inspiring to see students from six different campuses together, putting their feelings and thoughts aside to help another Penn State community," said Penn State DuBois Student Emily Delaney. 

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