Hundreds Helped During Maryville University’s Annual Day of Service


St. Louis — Hundreds of volunteers representing Maryville University fanned out across the St. Louis region on Sept. 17 for the sixth annual Maryville Reaches Out program—an annual day of community service that integrates civic engagement with academic pursuits.

The event features more than 80 projects ranging from painting classrooms at a children’s center to bathing puppies and cleaning kennels at an animal rescue facility. A complete list of projects is available here.

This initiative exemplifies Maryville’s commitment to integrating civic engagement with academic pursuits and promoting social responsibility and community service as a way of life. Maryville encourages all students, faculty and staff to participate during this special day when day-time classes don’t meet.

Some notable projects of the day, included:

• Wildlife Rescue Center in Ballwin, where volunteers helped with tend to 12 acres of natural Missouri wildlife habitat in preparation for an annual Walk for Wildlife event on Sept. 12.

• Animal Protective Association of Missouri, where volunteers helped with preparations for the APA’s Canine Carnival, set for Oct. 7, including bathing dogs and puppies ahead of their big day.

• Landscaping and garden clean-up on the Shrewsbury campus of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services.

• Visiting and interacting with senior residents at Delmar Gardens West

• Sorting and boxing non-perishable food items at Operation Food Search.


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