Fifth annual Bulldogs in Service day
April 3, 2012—On Saturday, April 14, 2012 University of Redlands Bulldogs will prove their commitment to service as Redlands students, alumni, faculty, family and friends will unite to serve their local communities across the United States for the fifth annual Bulldogs in Service Day.
This year, Bulldogs will participate in 30 different services projects in 11 American cities, including a project in which students studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria will paint and refurbish an old animal shelter. Participants of Bulldogs in Service Day will serve communities across the nation stretching from Honolulu to New York City. Other major American cities with community service locations include: Los Angeles, Denver, Washington D.C., Seattle, and Austin, Texas.
The idea for an annual service day began in 2007 after a group of University alumni journeyed to New Orleans to help with clean-up efforts after Hurricane Katrina. Bulldogs in Service started with 14 different projects in April 2008. For the past four years since its creation, Bulldogs in Service day gathers nearly 500 participants who help to clean beaches and parks, pack food for the hungry and serve their local community in many other ways.
This year, notable projects will include packaging food for the hungry in Redlands, Calif. volunteering at a horse riding center for developmentally disabled children in Norco, Calif. cleaning the Potomac River in Washington D.C., and preparing an elementary school’s garden for spring planting in Denver.
University of Redlands students, parents, faculty and alumni are encouraged to sign up for the projects and events in their area or, engage in independent service in their own community in the spirit of the day.
To register for a service project in your area please call 909-748-8011 or visit the Bulldogs in Service site.