Mary Baldwin University students recently participated in “Make a Difference Day,” a project coordinated by the United Way. The project matches the interest of volunteers from local businesses and the community with non-profit organizations who are continually growing in need of such support.
Mary Baldwin’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), a group of students who wish to create an awareness of business through education on free enterprise and by performing community service, organized volunteers from the college, the Virginia Military Institute’s SIFE, and local high schools. The approximately 100 volunteers were then placed at sites by the United Way offices in Staunton and Waynesboro.
“All of our planning paid off,” said, Becky Worrell, a junior at Mary Baldwin and SIFE member, who said the students’ efforts were utilized in Augusta County by a number of organizations, including the Waynesboro YMCA, Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, SPCA, and ShenanArts. They worked on such projects as general clean up, painting, landscaping and other grounds work.