Daemen College students, faculty, and staff will take part in community service efforts at local organizations for the inaugural Daemen Day of Service scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21.
“We are excited to have the Daemen community come together on the Day of Service to support our neighbors and highlight our commitment to service, civic responsibility, and compassion,” said Kristen Luppino-Gholston, director of the Paul A. Saffrin Center for Sustainability and Civic Engagement.
More than 40 Daemen volunteers will pitch in for the Day of Service at Buffalo-based organizations 716 Ministries at 301 14th St., where they will assist with painting and other basic construction projects; Family Promise of Western New York at 75 Hickory St., where they will do maintenance, cleaning, and gardening; and The Teachers Desk at 22 Northampton St., where they will work as store and warehouse assistants.
On Daemen’s campus, participants will help with maintenance around the college’s labyrinth, located near Curtis Hall, and other projects on campus grounds. Volunteers will also make reusable bags for the campus food pantry available to students in need.
The Daemen Day of Service is among other events planned for the college’s Founders Celebration taking place from Sept. 19 to 21. On Saturday, the celebration will close out with the Daemen Volleyball Classic presented by Millennium Buffalo at 1 p.m. in the Lumsden Gymnasium.