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More than 140 students, staff members and alumni took part in the annual beautification day on campus on April 6, 2013. The day, sponsored by the P.R.I.D.E program, is filled with several volunteer clean-up, planting and other projects that help make campus shine!
A picture perfect, sunny spring day welcomed more than 130 students, staff members and friends to campus for the PRIDE Program Volunteer Day—doubling last year’s turnout. After a kick-off breakfast, volunteers broke into small groups and dispersed across campus to weed, rake, plant and pick up litter, while others remained inside, assembling crafts and cards for the nonprofit Caitlin’s Smiles.
After an afternoon of hard work, participants gathered for lunch and were recognized with certificates of appreciation. Partnerships with the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania and Keep Lancaster County Beautiful—both made possible by Barbara Baker ’89—spawned donations of bottled water, gloves and safety vests. According to Baker, the going rate for a volunteer giving two and half hours of time is $22.18; this means that, collectively, PRIDE volunteers donated more than $6,800 in time-valued gifts to Elizabethtown College.
The next volunteer day is April 5, 2014.
The College’s social media street team, The E-team, were roaming around campus, even participating themselves, capturing the moments of the day. Check out the Storify feed below – be sure to click on “read more” to show more pictures and tweets from the day: