Community Service Fair

By: Michelle Reilly
Benedictine University held a community service fair on Thursday, February 4, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Goodwin Hall. There were around ten organizations at the fair and tables set up on the fourth floor, with representatives from each group present to give students an idea of what their work is all about.
Some of the groups that were at the fair include Glen Ellyn’s Children’s Resource Center, Loaves and Fishes, DuPage Pads Homeless Shelter and Habitat for Humanity. Students talked to as many of the representatives from as many tables as they could. They were then encouraged to leave their names and email addresses for each organization they were interested in.
“Everyone was very nice and you could tell they were very passionate about their work,” said junior Chris Rafacz.
Aside from getting to talk with service organizations, students were treated to free pizza for lunch. As students made their way out, they were also handed gift cards to be used at Starbucks or Coal Ben on campus.
“I really enjoyed the service fair because I got a broader idea of the service opportunities in the communities surrounding Benedictine which will in turn help me with my Humanities 250 service project,” said junior Aliya Murray.
This fair was helpful for all students, especially those in Humanities 250. As Murray stated, there is a service project for the course that requires students to get at least ten hours of community service from an organization of their choosing. Whether in Humanities 250 or not, the fair was a great opportunity for students who want to donate their time for a good cause.