Released - Oct. 1, 2009
Eureka College students to trick-or-Treat to raise money for Habitat for Humanity
EC freshman seminar class
Sixteen Eureka College freshmen will participate in a service project that they are calling Trick-or-Treat for Change. The students in the freshman seminar class led by Coordinator of Student Programs Sarah Melton will go door to door in some Eureka neighborhoods on Halloween to ask for donations to support the college’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The chapter is raising money to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge this spring in which students from around the nation will construct affordable housing for underprivileged families in various communities.
“We wanted our service project to represent what we all believe in as a class,” said class member Blake Baxter of Eureka. “Habitat for Humanity shares the class’ sentiment that everyone in the world should be able to have a decent, secure and affordable place to live.”
Each of the college’s 10 freshmen seminar classes is required to complete a service project, according to Director of Applied Learning Shari Rich. The goal of the seminar is to help students make a successful transition to all aspects of their educational experience at Eureka College, Rich said.
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