Service Saturday 2016Saturday, October 15
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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 2016 event will focus on "increasing knowledge about housing and homelessness" as the College's students, faculty and staff dedicate a morning to assist our local Habitat for Humanity locations. The mission of the Troup/Chambers/Randolph County Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness through grassroots efforts to provide simple, decent housing in Southwest Georgia and Eastern Alabama. Habitat for Humanity affiliates coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in the local area – fund raising, building site selection, partner family selection and support, house construction and mortgage servicing.
The LaGrange Habitat ReStore directly supports the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate through the resale of new and gently used furnishings, appliances and materials.
At 10 a.m. Oct. 15th, 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 email if the meeting location is changed. From there, we will separate into groups who will each then go to one of the work site locations (a building site and the ReStore). A liaison from Student Engagement has worked with each location to determine their needs. At the building site, LaGrange College students, faculty and staff will spend time building and erecting all walls to a home. At the ReStore, we will help sort and organize donations.
Transportation will be provided by the college to each location. You are encouraged to ride the bus because parking at each location is limited; however, you are allowed to drive yourself and/or carpool with a signed waiver. Additionally, should our number of registered volunteers exceed the number that can be supported at the community locations, the college will have a project on campus to ensure that all can participate in this campus-wide day of service.
In the event of rain, please check your email for an update that morning. Because one of these activities is an outside project, it is possible the day could be rained out. If this happens, Service Saturday will be rescheduled. You will receive an email with this information and further details.
Please feel free to contact Katie Mosley at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you.
Frequently Asked QuestionWhat should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. No flip flops or sandals. Based on weather, you are encouraged to bring a light jacket.Where should I meet?
Meet on the residential quad at 9:45 a.m. (grassy area behind Candler Hall and Hawkins Hall).How long will this last?
The service project will last from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.Where am I going?
You will go to one of the two locations in West Point and LaGrange.What about transportation?
The college will provide transportation for participants to the service locations, and you are encouraged to ride the bus because parking is limited at each location. However, you can drive yourself and/or carpool with a signed waiver.
What if I have a physical condition that will not allow me to work outside?
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 into groups on Saturday morning.