Service Saturday 2014
Saturday, November 8
Consistent with the institution's Wesleyan tradition and John Wesley's commitment
to understanding "the world is our parish," LaGrange College sponsors a campus-wide
Service Saturday each semester. The Fall 2014 Service Saturday event will focus
on "Serving Children" as the College's students, faculty, and staff dedicate a
morning to assisting our local Boys and Girls Clubs of West Georgia in LaGrange
At 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014, the campus community will gather on
the College's residential quad for a prayer and brief introduction to the day's
activities. If inclement weather occurs that morning, we will meet in Mariotti
Gym. You will receive an e-mail if the meeting location is changed.
From there, we will separate into groups who will each then go to one of the Boys
and Girls Club locations. A liaison from Student Engagement has worked with each
location to determine their needs. At each facility, LaGrange College students,
faculty, and staff will spend time planting flowers, painting, laying mulch, cleaning,
and decorating. Each club's teen members will also be present to work alongside
of LC students, staff, and faculty in order to learn more about LaGrange College.
Following our morning of service to the outside community, the LaGrange College
community will meet at 2pm on the Plaza for its 1st Annual Canned Food Drive Sculpture
Contest "Pounce Out Hunger" hosted by Our Daily Bread. If you or your organization
is interested in participating in the sculpture contest, please register here.
While some transportation to the club locations will be available through the
College, the majority of Service Saturday participants will be expected to use
personal vehicles to carpool. Additionally, should our number of registered volunteers
exceed the number that can be supported at the club locations, the College will
have a project on campus to insure that all can participate in this campus-wide
day of service.
In the event of rain, please check your e-mail for an update that morning.
Because most of the activities are outside projects, it is possible the day could
be rained out. If this happens, Service Saturday will be rescheduled.
You will receive an e-mail with this information and further details.
Please feel free to contact Katie Mosley at
if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. Based on weather, you
are encouraged to bring a coat.
Where should I meet?
Meet on the residential quad at 8:45 a.m. (grassy area behind Candler Hall and
How long will this last?
The service project will last from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Our Daily Bread is hosting
a Canned Food Drive Sculpture Contest from 2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the Plaza.
Student organizations are encouraged to participate.
Where am I going?
The vast majority of the group will be going to one of the two participating Boys
and Girls Clubs. The addresses are listed below:
Boys and Girls Club of LaGrange - 115 E Cannon Street, LaGrange, Ga 30241
Boys and Girls Club of Hogansville - 301 Pine Street, Hogansville, GA 30230
What about transportation?
Due to the number of participants, the College will only have limited availability
to transport students to the service locations. Students will need to carpool.
As such, you are encouraged to bring your car keys with you on the morning of the
project. Decisions about who will drive will be made when the groups are split
on Saturday morning.
What if I have a physical condition that will not allow me to work outside?
Those that are unable to perform any service-related work outside should be able
to spend time with the teen club members inside. If you have any concerns about
your ability to participate in any part of the project, you should communicate
this concern to your College site coordinator who you will meet when we divide
groups on Saturday morning.