Brock University wore its heart on its sleeve Saturday, showing Niagara some love during the 10th annual Brock Cares Day of Service.
About 160 students and Brock employees spent Sept. 8 volunteering their time at 26 locations across the region.
They collectively contributed more than 1,000 volunteer hours while working with a variety of organizations in St. Catharines, Thorold, Wainfleet, Welland, Port Colborne, West Lincoln, Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Volunteers spent time sorting donations at Community Care’s food bank, freshening up facilities for the Alzheimer Society of Niagara and Lincoln County Humane Society, and pitching in at the annual St. Catharines community cleanup, among other initiatives.
The craftier helping hands also spent time sewing 60 hygiene kits for Days for Girls, with plans to donate the creations to those in need. Some of the kits will make the trip to Peru in February alongside members of the Brock community, who will travel to the South American nation to volunteer as part of the University’s Alternative Reading Week program.
Brock Cares Day of Service was made possible not only through the many volunteers who offered their time, but also through partnerships with 19 campus and community organizations. The event is run by Student Life and Community Experience in partnership with the Brock University Students’ Union.