INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College will celebrate its 5th annual Ivy Tech Days of Service, which will take place February 14 through February 20 at all campuses statewide, in conjunction with National Random Acts of Kindness Week.
Service projects will be occurring across the state and involve more than 1,000 Ivy Tech faculty, staff and students. Each campus will partner with a not-for-profit or service organization in their community to provide hands-on projects for students, faculty and staff to complete together.
The learning outcomes for students include an increased understanding of the needs of others, community awareness, self-awareness, cultural awareness and a feeling of connection to Ivy Tech.
“We are pleased to be in our fifth year of service and are excited to continue this wonderful opportunity for students, faculty and staff to come together to serve others, support community organizations, and to learn more about the resources available in their local communities,” said Dr. Carey Treager Huber, Assistant Vice President for Student and Career Development at Ivy Tech.
Although some service projects have already been completed this week, below is a list of service projects that will occur later in the week at Ivy Tech campuses throughout the state. A full list of activities is available at www.ivytech.edu/daysofservice.
Northwest will host a Hunger Project at each campus, provided by Feeding Children
Everywhere. The campus will be packing meals for children and families around the world.
Gary Campus – February 17 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
East Chicago Campus – February 17 – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Valparaiso Campus – February 18 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Michigan City Campus – February 18 – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
North Central will be hosting a donation drive by collecting items for the Humane Society of St. Joseph Count, Humane Society of Elkhart County, and the Animal Welfare League Warsaw to help them continue to fulfill their goals of connecting animals to loving families.
South Bend Campus
February 17 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
February 18 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
February 17-19 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 18 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
February 17 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
February 18 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
February 17 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Northeast will be sponsoring a volunteer fair with several local non-profit organizations will be on campus ready to talk about volunteer opportunities in their organization. Participants are encouraged to bring $1 or a shelf-stable food donation. All donations will benefit the Ivy Community Cupboard.
February 18 – Ivy Tech students will spend the morning cleaning at Natalie’s Second Chance animal shelter
February 19 – Early Childhood Education students will sponsor a Project Linus blanket making day on the Lafayette campus. Students, faculty, and staff can make blankets that will be donated to Project Linus, an organization that provides handmade blankets to children in crisis.
February 19 – Students for Nursing Excellence are sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive on campus.
February 20 – Students for Nursing Excellence is conducting their annual shoes for water drive during Week of Service. Members of the community can drop shoes off during this time.
February 20 – Members of the Energy Club will be participating in the Polar Plunge held at Purdue University. The Plunge will benefit the Special Olympics.
Kokomo will support the Kokomo Humane Society and Cass County Human Society by encouraging Ivy Tech students to stop by one of two events to make dogs toys to be donated.
February 16 – Kokomo Campus – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
February 17 – Logansport Campus – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
February 17 – 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Phi Theta Kappa (Kokomo) will be visiting Wellbrooke of Kokomo and servicing residents through individual visitations and the game room.
February 20 – Phi Theta Kappa (Logansport) will be assisting Cass County Humane Society with day to day operations or other tasks that need addressed.
February 19 – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Volunteers will clean, organize and attend to animals as needed in partnership with ARF (Animal Rescue Fund).
February 17 – 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Volunteers groups will volunteer with Gleaners Food Bank.
February 17 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – The Richmond campus will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
February 17 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Richmond campus Volunteers will prep trails, paint, clean, landscape, and remove invasive plants for Cope Environmental Center.
February 17 – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Volunteers will help with painting, cleaning, and assisting with the food pantry at Gateway Ministries.
February 19 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Ivy Tech volunteers will be assisting with a spring clean-up of the house, removing unwanted items, and other ways to improve the living conditions at Horizon House Homeless Shelter.
February 19 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Ivy Tech volunteers will be sorting through donations, hanging clothes, stocking, and helping with various retail store duties at Sans Souci.
February 14-20 – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Southeast will be partnering with Safe Passages of Indiana and the Department of Natural Resources for this year’s regional projects. Safe Passages of Indiana will be presenting on Dating Violence that will be open to all Ivy Tech students. Southeast region campuses, will be hosting a needs drive for Safe Passages Shelter and the local food pantry.
February 17 – 11:00 am – 5:30 pm – Ivy Tech student will volunteer to clean cages, wash laundry and/or dishes, walk dogs, and play with cats at the Ogle Animal Shelter.
February 18 – 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Ivy Tech students will volunteer to help school age children with homework, gym time, and food preparation at the local Boys & Girls Club.
February 19 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Southern Indiana Ivy Tech students will volunteer at Goodwill Services.
February 18 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Ivy Tech will be pairing with Stop Hunger Now to host a meal packaging event where volunteers will aim to package 10,152 bags of food to be sent across the world to those in need.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.