UWM students to help in Make a Difference Day

More than 800 student volunteers from UWM, Marquette University and Milwaukee Area Technical College will come together Saturday, Nov. 9, to help older adults across Milwaukee County get ready for Wisconsin’s winter.

The event, coordinated by UWM and cohosted by all three institutions, is part of “Make a Difference Day,” an annual nationwide event in which organizations join forces to elevate community service.

This year, student volunteers will visit more than 150 homes throughout Milwaukee County to assist older adults with raking leaves, cleaning yards and providing a friendly visitor, ensuring they are able to stay safe, warm and independent in their homes this winter.

Make a Difference Day is a collaboration among UWM’s Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research; Marquette’s Sorority and Fraternity Life and the Center for Community Service; and MATC’s Center for Engaged and Service-Learning. The Make a Difference Day event is also in partnership with Eras Senior Network Inc., a nonprofit organization aimed at engaging and supporting seniors in leading meaningful lives.

For more information, contact Zack Garrity, the program manager, at zgarrity@uwm.edu.

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