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More than 300 Marquette students to help older adults stay safe, independent and warm this winter

Marquette students will travel throughout Milwaukee, particularly the Near West Side, to assist older adults in raking leaves and cleaning yards at more than 50 homes.

By - Nov 4th, 2015 03:32 pm

MILWAUKEE – More than 300 Marquette University students will travel to homes of older adults and help them get ready for Wisconsin’s winter during the 25th annual “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, November 7.

One third of older adults live alone, and many cannot complete the outdoor tasks required as the winter months approach.

“Make a Difference Day” focuses on helping older adults remain independent and in their homes. Some volunteers have maintained relationships with the adults and continue their service throughout the year.

During the 2014-15 academic year, Marquette students performed an estimated 445,000 hours of service work.

Marquette’s Center for Community Service and Greek Life community participate in the event in collaboration with Volunteer Milwaukee, a service of the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, and Interfaith Older Adult Programs. Students are encouraged to get to know their older adult match and after volunteering, students come together to reflect on the importance of hearing each other’s stories.

Marquette’s Center for Community Service helps students develop an understanding of community needs, especially through personal experiences with communities outside of campus. It is part of Marquette’s Office of Student Development.

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