Service Saturday 2016
Saturday, March 12
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 Spring 2016 event will focus on "Neighborhood Revitalization" as the college's students, faculty and staff dedicate a morning to assist our local DASH (Dependable, Affordable, Sustainable Housing) Community locations. The mission of DASH is to be a catalyst for community revitalization that transforms the lives of families and individuals by providing opportunities that focus on dependable, affordable, sustainable housing and active community leadership.
DASH was formed in 2002 to address growing concerns of inadequate, unsafe housing in LaGrange and the decline of its once-thriving mill villages. Today, DASH provides a holistic array of housing services including homeownership opportunities, safe and affordable rental options, financial education, credit repair counseling, home improvement loan programs, community building programs and neighborhood leadership development.
At 10 a.m. March 12, 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 liaison from Student Engagement has worked with each location to determine their needs. At each place, LaGrange College students, faculty and staff will spend time painting trim, siding and front porches, staining decks and doing light yard work and landscaping.
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 these 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 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 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 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 four locations in LaGrange and Hogansville.
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.