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UT to give back to community through Big Event April 14

Nearly 1,700 students, faculty, staff and alumni from the University are expected to participate in this year’s Big Event, UT’s largest, student-run service project.

Volunteers will spend the day in the communities raking, picking up garbage, painting and more at Toledo parks, businesses, neighborhoods and UT campuses.

Students will begin gathering at the Student Recreation Center on Main Campus at 9:30 a.m. to receive their job assignments for the service event that will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz will speak to the group of volunteers at 10 a.m. to thank them for their work and to get them excited for the service they will be doing to benefit the community.

The annual event is meant to show students’ appreciation and give back to the surrounding communities by completing service projects.

“It is a great way to give back to the city that has done so much for us as students and growing professionals,” said Gabrielle Latreille, the director of this year’s Big Event. “Also, providing service alongside friends and others is a great way to grow closer together and make a larger impact.”

This year, students from more than 70 different organizations will work at around 60 sites in the community providing an estimated 7,000 hours of community service.

To sign up for the event, visit orgsync.com/104109/forms/304469.