Marquette to Hold Annual Hunger Clean-Up
April 14, 2005
MILWAUKEE –Marquette University students, faculty,
staff, and alumni will participate in the 16 th annual Hunger
Clean-Up on April 16, 2005. The event begins at 8:30
a.m. at the West Town Square, next to the Alumni Memorial
Union ( 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. ), with team check-in and an
invocation by Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., president of Marquette
The annual 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 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's campus. In addition
to volunteering on the day of the event, students raise over
$20,000 through pledges to support the work of community agencies
in the greater Milwaukee area. This year, the pledges
raised will be donated to Delphi House, Gingerbread Land and
Marquette students, faculty, staff and alumni will be working
throughout the city at more than 65 sites, including:
1. Children's Outing Association
( 909 E. North Ave. )
Teams serving at this site will be involved in spring clean-up.
COA helps Milwaukee children, teens and families reach their
greatest potential through a continuum of recreational, social
work, and educational programs offered through its Riverwest
community center and rural camp facility.
The Dominican Women's Center
(2470 W. Locust St.)
Teams will help first-time homeowners fix up their homes.
Keep greater Milwaukee
beautiful (1701 N. Lincoln
Teams will help clean up our downtown parks and lakefront
around the area of the Marina.
Catholic Charities Adult Day
Care (1919 N. 60 Street)
Teams will wash windows and do yard work.
The annual spring event that combines community service,
awareness and fundraising has made a significant impact on
More than 20,000 students, faculty, staff
and alumni have volunteered and their efforts have raised
more than $255,000 various local organizations.
- Hunger Clean Up volunteers have served at more
than 650 sites throughout the city.
The “Service Shovel Award” will be awarded to the team raising
the most money in each of several categories: Greek, athletics,
residence halls, student organizations, and overall.
The individual who raises the most money will also be recognized.
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.
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