HATTIESBURG - The
University of Southern Mississippi Office of Community Service Learning
and AmeriCorps VISTA will sponsor Make a Difference Week Oct. 25-30
on the university campus and in the Hattiesburg community.
Southern Miss students will have opportunities to
make a difference through volunteerism with activities such as clothing
and canned food drives, a 'Paint Southern Miss Pink' ceremony and
sponsoring a daily information table about breast cancer awareness,
as well as volunteering at two area after-school programs.
Make a Difference Week is associated with the Points
of Light Foundation and is an annual event that takes place every
October. Last year, 3 million people cared enough about their communities
to volunteer on that day, accomplishing thousands of projects in
hundreds of communities across the country.
For more information on Make a Difference Week, contact
Heather Wells of the Southern Miss Office of Community Service Learning/AmeriCorps
VISTA at (601) 266-5074.