Hunger Clean-Up Service Program Celebrates
15 Years with Community Wide Service Day
Marquette University will celebrate the 15 th anniversary of
Hunger Clean-Up, its largest one-day community service project
on Saturday, April 17, 2004 . Marquette students will gather on
West Town Square next to the Alumni Memorial Union ( 1442 W. Wisconsin
Ave. ) at 8 a.m . for a kick-off event. They will then leave to
work at various sites throughout the city.
The annual spring event that combines community service, awareness
and fundraising has significantly impacted Milwaukee . One day
every year, for the past 15 years has certainly made a difference.
Since the program's creation in 1990,
- Volunteers have raised and donated more than $235,000 to
various local organizations.
- More than 17,550 students have volunteered with this program.
- Hunger Clean Up volunteers have served at more than 650
sites in the city.
Hunger Clean Up has greatly expanded since the program's inception
in terms of number of volunteers, fundraising totals and service
sites throughout the community. This year, about 1,500 Marquette
students are participating in Hunger Clean Up and will be visiting
over 100 service sites. These students have raised approximately
$15,000 to be donated to three local organizations that work to
help women and children who have been victims of abuse as well
as women who are pregnant but do not have the resources necessary
to raise a child. This year's fund recipients are Advocates of
Ozaukee, Christ Child Society and St. Catherine's Residence.
Some of the best visuals can be found at the following sites:
1. Delphi House: 1113 N 21 st Street , Milwaukee
Students will be repairing a rock garden, dry walling, and playing
with children there.
2. Walker 's Point Center for the Arts: 911 W. National Ave
, Milwaukee .
Students will work with neighborhood children to clean up the
urban garden by pulling weeds, planting seeds and bulbs, replacing
wood chips and repairing planting beds.
3. Metcalfe Park Resident's Association: 2474 N. 37 th Street
Working with residents to clean up Metcalfe Park Neighborhood
and painting porches for elderly residents.
4. Mount Carmel Nursing Home: 4059 S. 99 th Street . Greenfield
, WI .
Students will help complete a wheelchair path in the nursing home's
flower garden. They will also set up the garden for summertime
In addition to volunteering the day of the event, student volunteers
are also asked to obtain monetary pledges for the community service
work they perform. The event is coordinated entirely by students
through Marquette University 's Center for Community Service.
The Center provides Marquette students the unique opportunity
to enhance, expand and enrich their total educational experience
through community service. The programs and services offered through
the Center for Community Service allow students various opportunities
to reflect on their educational and life-long goals beyond Marquette
Each year, Marquette students, faculty, administrators, and alumni
perform more than 100,000 hours of community service all over
the world. Nearly 80 percent of Marquette undergraduate students
participate in some form of service during their college experience.
Marquette University 's long and proud history of community engagement
is rooted in the university's Jesuit mission to develop leaders
through service to others.