First KCC Bruins Give Back volunteer event of Fall 2016 semester is Sept. 30

Bruins Give Back participants pose for a group photo while working outside.

The first Bruins Give Back volunteer service event of Kellogg Community College’s Fall 2016 semester will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 30, at four locations in Battle Creek.

A collaborative, campus-wide service program involving the College’s Service-Learning area, Student Life office and HandsOn Battle Creek, Bruins Gives Back brings KCC students and employees together in service through volunteering at locations in and around Battle Creek.

Bruins Give Back is held from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays up to three times per semester, and past events have been located at elementary schools, community gardens and at various locations on campus at KCC, to name a few. Service locations for the Sept. 30 event include:

  • Gracious Homes, Inc., where volunteers will assist with yard work and sorting donations
  • Sprout Urban Farms, where volunteers will assist with various tasks in one of Sprout’s community gardens
  • The YES-KCC Community Garden on KCC’s North Avenue campus, where volunteers will harvest food and prepare the garden for the fall

KCC’s Physical Therapist Assistant students also will be serving as a group at the Charitable Union, sorting clothes and organizing donations in the organization’s store.

All KCC students and employees are invited to serve at this and future Bruins Give Back events, and can sign up online via the form available at Future Fall 2016 Bruins Give Back dates include:

  • Friday, Oct. 28
  • Friday, Nov. 18

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