Service Day

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October 2, 2019

SERVICE DAY – Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 8:30 a.m., Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7700 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912

What is it?

Washington Adventist University dedicates one day a semester to service-learning. It is a time when the campus community engages in volunteerism through local environmental, health, food, and human services organizations.  Students are provided the opportunity to participate in projects directly related to their course of study or any particular cause that seems most meaningful to them. The day’s purpose is to build awareness and facilitate responsiveness to issues that align with the greater community needs and moral competent leadership.

How to get involved?

Read the descriptions below and choose a project that aligns with your interest and/or major. Links will forward you to the event page. Please fill in the fields and wait to receive confirmation. You will see your name added to participants on the left corner of your screen.

Genesis Rehabilitation Center

Provide an inspirational program for residents
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels

Friends of Sligo Creek

Removing trash, weeds and invasive plants species around Sligo Creek
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels

Langley Park Shopping Center – Nursing Students Only 

Free Health Screening for pedestrians
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels

Wider Circle – Nursing Students Only

Help sort donations, restock showrooms and assist clients as they are selecting items to take home
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels

Capital Area Food Bank

Sorting donations and preparing meals for the homeless
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels

10 Second Testimony

Participants will create inspirational signs to encourage drivers and pedestrians as they commute through Downtown Silver Spring
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels

Adventist Community Services

Processing Donations, Office Cleaning, and Ground Work
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels

Beltway Plaza Mall – Nursing & Health & Wellness Students Only

Provide free physical, fitness and health assessments
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels

Victory Towers

Cleaning, help with technology, e.g. phones, computers, etc. Spend time with residents.
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels

Refugee Families Project – International Students Only

Putting together care packages for refugee families
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels

Red Cross – Blood Drive at the Activity Center

Register online at www.redcrossblood.org  or call 1800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment
and enter sponsor ID: Washington Adventist University

MOMI senior Living – Nursing Students Only

Free Health Assessments for the residents
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels

Food and Friends

Food Preparation, packaging and sorting donations
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels

New Hampshire States Elementary School

Landscape and beautification of school grounds – Helping with rearranging books
Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, no shorts, no sandals or high heels