Stevenson Engages in Numerous Community Service Projects on Mustangs Make a Difference Day

October 26, 2015 7 AM

Three hundred coupons clipped for the Maryland Food Bank and 325 PB&J sandwiches for Our Daily Bread. Those were just a two of the around 20 community service projects executed by Stevenson University students, faculty, and staff during Mustangs Make a Difference Day earlier this month.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, around 20 various campus organizations, clubs, and classes—a total of 342 combined students, faculty, and staff—rallied to spend a portion of the day completing a diverse range of projects on campus. Each project was aimed at providing support for a specific non-profit organization in the community. Some examples include:

  • Lambda Pi Eta partnered with the Cool Kids Campaign to make 155 “get well” cards for child cancer patients.
  • Human Services Club partnered with Hugs for Our Soldiers to make 40 “welcome home” signs for veterans returning from abroad.
  • SU Mission: I’m Home built 75 bird feeders and seven birdhouses for Irvine Nature Center.
  • Students from Stevenson’s Psychology215 course compiled 45 care kits for the homeless.

Stevenson created Mustangs Make a Difference Day in conjunction with “Day to Serve,” a movement started in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to motivate people to get involved in service events each year.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.