Christian University In Oregon Closes For Day So 1 800 Students Staff Can Serve Communities
Christian University circles in Oregon Closes for Day so 1,800 Students, Stick Can Give up Communities

George Fox University's 12th annual report Give up Day on Sept. 8 will put up to organizations, churches and older in Yamhill, Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah counties.

Newberg, OR (Vocus) Noble 26, 2010

For a 12th just meeting, George Fox University circles will bring to an end its doors for one day to allow students and overstress to put up to nonprofits, situation agencies, churches, retirement homes and decorous association stylish a day of service on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Voice 1,550 students and 300 overstress are proper to be incorporated in the 12th annual report Give up Day (http://www. georgefox. edu/serveday/index. html). Teams will do a stretch of projects - along with scaffold, sculpture, weeding and crackdown - for 75 sites in Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas and Yamhill counties. Stops will take in the Oregon Zoo and the Portland Get well Job in Portland; the YMCA and Cat Taking up Society in Sherwood; the MacLaren Teen Correctional Glibness in Woodburn; Curative Teams Corporation in Tigard; and the McMinnville Constituency To your house for Humanity.

New sites to be visited this meeting take in Innercity Sports Ministries of Portland, Women of Handling of Newberg, the Tied Way of the Mid-Willamette Flat, Marquis Fastidiousness of Newberg and the Beaverton Speculative Field Things Underhanded.

Previous locations to be served take in churches and nonprofits in Tigard, Sherwood, McMinnville, Dayton and Beaverton.

Volunteers will heap on the Newberg institution of higher education ask for at 8:20 a. m. and jump for a record distribution of sites at 9 a. m. The groups will return to institution of higher education by 4 p. m. The day concludes with a tender fair, church fair and campus-wide celebration with a influence 'n excursion topic.

The topic of the opening is "In Word and Decree" and is based on Colossians 3:17: "And at all you do, whether in word or trophy, do it all in the name of the Peer of the realm."

"The volunteers from George Fox are life savers," rumored Kathleen Ris from the De Paul Service Kindness of Portland, a recipient of Give up Day final meeting. "Interpret other nonprofits, De Paul is habitually curt on staff and substantiate. Having a group of this significance not in simple terms accomplishes a seamless treaty of work, but it helps stir up our staff the side of community."

George Fox began its Give up Day tradition in 1999. According to Academe Muggy, a kingdom federation that promotes community service in condescending coaching, it was the new indictment of an huge college circles shutting down for a day of such vigor.

"I had the authorization of weeding a garden for Allie (the female we served)," rumored Gavin Bennett, a first-year supporter who served at Worship INC of Newberg final fall. "This garden hypothetical the world to her as the birds came from her ended father's garden, but it was competently overgrown with weeds. Recounting us about it she started upset, so the two guys I worked with and I knew this job was special."

In 11 days, leader than 11,500 students and overstress accommodate volunteered about 120,000 hours for Give up Day projects, and about 200 organizations or churches accommodate been assisted, according to Brad Lau, vice top for Student Natural world.

"This special day has become a completely fixed tradition in the life of the George Fox University circles community as we hear to accomplishment the love of Christ by sitting Newberg, Portland, Salem, and the encompassing local office," Lau rumored. "Our be interested in is that Give up Day will try associates focus and external George Fox to make a swap in their communities by sitting others as a way of life."

George Fox University circles is ranked by Forbes as the top Christian college in the Placatory Northwest and flanked by the top Christian colleges in the mess. George Fox is the in simple terms Christian college circles in the Placatory Northwest top secret by U. S. Information & Concept Show as a kingdom college circles. Bonus than 3,300 students hand out classes on the university's institution of higher education in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor's degrees in leader than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five academy (http://www. georgefox. edu/seminary/) degrees, and 12 master's and doctoral degrees.


Kendra Phillips & Rachel Lee

Give up Day Coordinators


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