On Friday, April 28, hundreds of Cardinal Stritch University students, alumni, faculty and staff rolled up their sleeves and joined together in service at more than 20 Milwaukee nonprofit sites for Stritch Service Day 2017.
The university canceled classes for the day to allow students, faculty and staff to participate.
“It is important for our students to see that service learning is a part of their Stritch education,” said Dr. Carl Mueller, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and co-chair of the Stritch Service Day committee. “I hope they develop an appreciation for the commitment Stritch has to their growth – not just intellectually, but as members of society who have the desire to contribute their time and resources to help wherever help is needed.”
The Pack with a Mission volunteers performed a wide variety of service activities including:
- sorting supplies at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission
- removing invasive species at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
- cleaning educational materials and classrooms at Jo’s Learning Academy
- weeding and planting at Alice’s Garden
- boxing more than 20,000 pounds of food at Feeding America
- and more!
Stritch senior Brittany Hawley served at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, organizing supplies for women and children.
“The best part of Stritch Service Day was being able to see the good in the community,” said Hawley. “The Milwaukee Rescue Mission, for example, provides a safe space for women and children. Anything they might need, the Rescue Mission could provide.”
To learn more about Stritch Service Day, visit www.stritch.edu/serviceday.