Campus Connection (C2) has already dedicated over 3,500 hours to impacting Midland County.
To date, more than 40 projects have been completed with a volunteer value of nearly $77,000. Students kicked off the initiative with a back-to-school project, packing more than 10,000 meal kits for Kids Against Hunger. The men’s basketball teams boarded a bus to Camp Neyati, and invested 150 hours to prepare the camp for winter. The athletes raked, cleaned and hauled so that area children will be able to enjoy a wholesome camp experience next summer. Additionally, more than sixty volunteers erected a fence and helped with fall clean-up at the new 1016 Recovery Residence on Isabella Road.
“Students are engaging in volunteerism for the traditional reasons of strengthening their resumes, developing leadership skills and networking, “ shared Bill Bateman, President of Northwood University’s Michigan Campus. “But they come away from the experience with an understanding of community issues and the good feeling that comes from helping a stranger.”
The goal of C2 is to engage students, staff and faculty at Northwood in building a stronger community through volunteerism. To learn more about Campus Connection, contact United Way Campus Volunteer Manager, Rebecca Rekeweg, at (989)631-3670 or Rekeweg@unitedwaymidland.org.