Fill the Bus 2014!
Now in its sixth year, the annual Fill the Bus giving event is designed to help instill in new students – and reinforce with all in the MSU community – the notion that Spartans give. Through this campus-wide collection of school supplies, MSU students, faculty, and staff provide much-needed goods to greater-Lansing schools and nonprofit partners. This event has become one that our recipient partners embrace and eagerly anticipate each year.
This year’s collection dates are August 24-29, and more information is available at http://www.servicelearning.msu.edu
The need for contributions has grown, and we need your help in two important ways. First, promotion of the 2014 Fill the Bus activity to students in your colleges and programs is absolutely essential! You are often a student’s first/strongest connection to their academic college, and by including Fill the Bus in your start-of-semester emails, you can help drive donations significantly.
Secondarily, we invite you to serve as a team captain! New this year, team captains will be responsible for registering their department as a donation location on our website, coordinating local collection efforts, and leading colleagues and students in the spirit of giving. Winning teams will receive great prizes donated by numerous area sponsors, and this can serve as a perfect end-of-summer team development activity! To register as a team captain and serve as a Fill the Bus donation location, please visit http://www.servicelearning.msu.edu/news/19
Remember: small donations contributed by many make big impacts!
Renee Miller Zientek, MA
Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement