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Students to volunteer at Opportunity House

Penn State Berks has a number of service events planned with the Opportunity House of Reading during the fall semester. There are three dates in which students will volunteer their time to prepare and serve a meal at Opportunity House: August 29, October 17, and November 14, 2010. The group will leave campus at 9:00 a.m. and will return to campus at 1:00 p.m.

Additionally, two new projects are planned for this fall. On September 21, students will volunteer their time during a book-making event at the Opportunity House's Second Street Learning Center.  The second new project is an "everyone's birthday" party, and it is scheduled for October 13.

Students who have participated in community service projects report the service as being one of the most rewarding experiences of their college careers.  Participating in community service is an educational and social exchange in which students are gaining an equally valuable experience as those who they wish to help.

Andrea Pfaff, Student Activities Coordinator, commented, “I am always impressed by our students' dedication to making a difference in our community, and these projects are evidence of the wonderful things we can accomplish when our faculty, staff, students, and community come together for a great cause.”

All the Opportunity House projects are funded by the Penn State Berks Beaver Community Service Endowment Fund.

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