Penn State students are set to spend MLK Day in service to others

Penn State DuBois students will host dozens of students from other Penn State campuses in Western Pennsylvania for the MLK Day of Service on Jan. 21. Each year, the community of one of the campuses is chosen for the MLK Day of Service, and students volunteer at various organizations in that community. This year, Penn State DuBois has been selected to host the group of volunteers.

Students who will participate in the MLK Day of Service hail from campuses including DuBois, New Kensington, Greater Allegheny, Shenango, Fayette and Beaver. They'll perform volunteer work at charitable and community-centered organizations, such as local pre-schools, animal shelters, and more.

"This is a great way for students to spend a day on, not a day off," said student coordinator of the service day, Louise Whyte. "This really teaches you something. You're giving up your time to help strangers in the community, or in another community, and the students have the chance to meet and bond with fellow Penn State Students."

The students will be on-site, volunteering at locations in DuBois and the surrounding area throughout the day on Jan. 21.

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Last Updated January 14, 2013