Volunteer UCF receives funding for new 24-hour event
With the thumbs up and funding from SGA, Volunteer UCF will host its first 24-hour long community service event in February 2015.
The "Day and Knight of Service" will offer a variety of service activities around the clock, such as pillow-making for children at Give Kids the World, a letter-writing campaign for veterans and environmental restoration projects with the UCF Arboretum. Volunteers will rotate through the projects.
"I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out overall, and just seeing the impact we're able to make through the project," said Todd Currie, Volunteer UCF's student director. "We definitely have a lot of opportunity to make an impact through it."
Currie said he is expecting between 250 and 300 total volunteers at the Day and Knight of Service. The organization hopes to keep the energy up throughout the night with music and dance performances, and activities such as tie-dyeing.
Per last week's budget hearing, the Activity & Service Fee Business Office will fund $1,000 for the event.
In total, Volunteer UCF will be funded $87,165 for the upcoming year, about $500 more than last year, according to A&SF budget documents.
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