UWGB Make a Difference Day

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UWGB’s 300-plus donate 1,000 hours of service

As part of UW-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary celebration, more than 300 students, faculty and staff participated in Make a Difference Day activities, Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24. The UWGB contingent volunteered 1,000 hours of service Friday, October 23 at a number of sites in the community between 1 and 4 p.m. including Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Baird Creek, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Green Bay Botanical Garden. A large number of students also took part in the Volunteer Center’s “Neighborhood Volunteer Connection” — hand-delivering 5,000 letters throughout Green Bay in an effort to recruit volunteers who will in turn assist seniors and people with disabilities in their own neighborhoods remain independent.

UWGB Make a Difference Day Statistics

  • 5,000 bulbs planted at the Green Bay Botanical Garden
  • 300+ UWGB Volunteers
  • 5,000+ Homes received letters encouraging them to volunteer
  • 1,700 Plants planted at Baird Creek
  • 1,000 Volunteer hours
  • 7 Buses filled with volunteers

Follow-up coverage

Volunteers loading buses for UWGB Make a Difference DayVisit Difference Makers: UWGB volunteers spend 1,000 hours in community for photos and follow-up coverage of UWGB Make a Difference Day in UW-Green Bay Inside News.

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