Eastern Illinois University students will work side by side with members of the community during the annual Panther Service Day on Saturday.
Organizers expect at least 200 volunteers to work on this year’s community service projects, which include painting four houses, picking up trash and performing other cleanup activities.
Work is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Panther Service Day is an excellent event that helps strengthen the bond between EIU students and members of the Charleston community,” said Dan Nadler, vice president for student affairs at EIU. “While performing service in Charleston, students learn the value of making significant contributions to Charleston and gain new insights and appreciation for our neighborhoods from the meaningful conversations they have with members of our community.”
Panther Service Day began in 2003 under the name “Bucket Brigade.” In 2004, the project received a Governor's Hometown Service Award.
For more information, please contact EIU Student Government at 217-581-5522.