Posts Tagged With: Free Wheelchair Mission

20th Annual Make a Difference Day!

 Free Food! Free Fun! Free wheelchair Mission! This past Saturday WJU first year students offered free food to raise awareness for Free Wheelchair Mission as part of the 20th annual Make a Difference Day! Here 235 first year students set out to serve the Wheeling Community. Students worked with community partners like Sandscrest Boy Scout Camp, The Children’s Museum, Faith in Action Caregivers, Welty Home, Holy Family Childcare Center, Mt Saint Joseph, Schrader Environmental Center, Vineyard Hill Green Wheeling Initiative, East Wheeling Community Garden, Appalachian Outreach, Marshall County Animal Shelter, and Laughlin Memorial Chapel. What a great way to introduce new Students to what being a WJU student is all about!

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Make a Difference Day Kicks Off the New School Year

Welcome to the new school year!  It is incredibly  exciting to see classes starting up and people back on campus.  Things really kicked off with Make a Difference Day this past Saturday where over 250 First Year students volunteered in the Wheeling area at organizations like  Appalachian Outreach, Catholic Neighborhood Center, Children’s Museum, Free Wheelchair Mission, Holy Family, House of the Carpenter, Juvenile Detention Center, King’s Daughters, Marshall Co. Animal Shelter, Rails to Trails, Sandscrest Boy Scout Camp, Welty Home, Youth Services System, and the YWCA.  We think these kinds of projects give new students a chance to improve the city, connect to a new environment, and allow individual learning and growth.  We hope the friendships started and service begun will continue throughout the year!

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Spanish Students Serve

There is certainly less hustle and bustle with  most students gone for the summer, but there is no lack of  updates.  We have been excited to match the visiting high school students from Spain with service projects in the area and anticipate the group to complete over 150 volunteer hours.  Their placements range from assembling wheelchairs at the Free Wheelchair Mission to selling root beer floats and many other projects. 	The SSAC was happy to attend some special events, such as the dedication/renaming of Stone Blvd to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, the 50 year anniversary of the Wheeling Human Rights Commission and the very special wedding of the SSAC Coordinator, Adrienne Tharp!   	We hope you have a safe and enjoyable remainder of the summer!

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