Baylor Students to 'Step Out' Into the Community Nov. 15

Nov. 5, 1997

Students of Baylor University will dedicate their time to community service on Saturday, Nov. 15, as part of "Steppin' Out." More than 2,000 students are expected to participate in the volunteer day of service projects, which will begin at 8 a.m. and will last approximately four hours.

During this day of service, students will paint houses, play with kids, help the elderly, clean up neighborhoods and participate in numerous other activities.

Tool pick-up will be held from 8-9 a.m. in front of the Bill Daniel Student Center. Those needing shovels, paint brushes, trash bags and other supplies will collect them before going to their assigned worksites.

Students will be sent to one of approximately 80 locations throughout the Waco area. More than 60 organizations such as honor societies, fraternities and sororities, student associations and residence halls have signed up to participate.

As an extra incentive, students will gather when they have completed their work at the SUB Bowl for a "Celebration of Service." Door prizes will be awarded.

"Steppin' Out" is held once every semester and is currently in its 11th year. Since its inception in 1985, "Steppin' Out" has grown to be one of the largest university service programs in the nation and has served as a model for other universities' service projects.

"For organizations, it's a great way to serve others outside of the bubble," said Roxanne Wilson, external recruitment co-chair for "Steppin' Out." "For freshman and those not involved in organizations, it's a great way to meet people while serving the community."

For more information, contact the "Steppin' Out" office at 710-1111 ext. 3199.

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