Baylor Students Steppin’ Out to Help the CommunityNov. 11, 2016
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WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2016) — In 1985, the first ever Steppin’ Out was held at Baylor University with a week of events leading up to the big day of service to the community. Four years later, the event became one day full of service activities occurring in both the fall and spring — a tradition that has continued to this very day.
Fall 2016 Steppin’ Out will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. More than 2,000 students will volunteer at a variety of sites, which include helping homeowners with projects, such as painting houses and yard clean-up, and working with local nonprofits such as Caritas and Keep Waco Beautiful.
“Our Steppin’ Out Executive Committee, comprised entirely of students, has worked incredibly hard to prepare for this semester’s event to build new partnerships and figure out ways in which we can best serve the Greater Waco area on the day of Steppin’ Out and beyond,” said Macy Warburton, coordinator for community service at Baylor University.
Steppin’ Out is one of the largest community service projects on an American college campus and is nationally recognized for its commitment to service.
This event is a time for students to come together and serve the local community. “I’m just really excited that so many different organizations in the engineering community are going as one group to promote collaboration,” said Richa Sirohi, a junior studying mechanical engineering.
Sponsors for this fall include: W Promotions, Office of Community Engagement and Service, Freddy’s, Baylor Student Government, Brothers Management, International Fraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Sherwin Williams, Baylor Campus Dining, Home Depot and CVS Health.
“Our hope is that even after the day of Steppin’ Out is over, students will want to continue serving their community,” Warburton said.
For more information and to sign up to volunteer, visit the Community Engagement & Service website.
by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805
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