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NIU seeks sites for community service projects

March 1, 2019 GMT

Northern Illinois University students are lined up and ready to give back to the DeKalb-Sycamore community. Do you have a site where they should donate their time?

Every year, students give back during NIU Cares Day, working in- and outdoors on projects for school districts, libraries clubs, and residents who simply need help upkeeping their property.

In the past, students have painted rooms and buildings for schools and other public organizations, cleaned out basements and atticks for elderly residents, cleaned up vacant lots and done yard work and planted gardens for folks who can no longer do so, according to an NIU news release.

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Last year, students tackled more than 60 job sites. Most of those students are members of NIU’s fraternities and sororities, but students from across campus chipped in, the release says.

To register a site where work needs to be done, visit http://go.niu.edu.niucaresday by March 15, or call Jen Van Ewyk, assistant director for volunteerism in student involvement and leadership development, at 815-753-6511 or niucaresday@niu.edu.