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Students 'Into the Streets' For Community Service
August 16, 2004


WHO:  Mercer University's new undergraduate students.
WHAT:  725 new freshmen and transfer students will go "into the streets" to serve the Macon community as part of their orientation to college life at the University. Students will give an afternoon of service to a number of non-profit and community organizations.
WHEN:  From 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16
WHERE: In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mercer students will perform innovative literacy projects with third graders at King Elementary School, 1307 Shurling Dr. in Macon.
 Mercer students will assist with the senior Olympics at Carlyle Place, 5300 Zebulon Rd. in Macon.
 Mercer students will sort books, clothing and computers at Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, 2171 Eisenhower Parkway in Macon.
Other sites where students will be serving include: BeaconPointe, Bolingreen Nursing Center, Boys and Girls Club (at Burghard Elementary), Central Georgia Adult Literacy Center, Central Georgia Alzheimer's Association, Dempsey Apartments, Eastview Nursing Home, Elam Alexander Academy, First Street Arts Center, Georgia Academy for the Blind, Georgia Industrial Children's Home, Habitat for Humanity, John Wesley Villas, Loaves and Fishes Ministry, Macon Northside Hospital, Meals on Wheels of Macon-Bibb, Methodist Children's Home, Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Nazareth Home, Pinegate, Power House Youth Center, Salvation Army, Smith Day Care Center, Villas at College Hill, and VistaCare Hospice.
Note: Media interested in covering the events should contact Jenny Butkus at (478) 731-3668 (cell) or (478) 301-4037 (office).