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September 13, 2011

A Golden Opportunity to Give Back

Hi Gophers! Hope you're having a great start to the fall semester! With October just around the corner, are you looking for a way to give back to the community during Homecoming? We have many opportunities for you to engage in service throughout the week. The following are some events we have been working on for you:

Golden 5k, 10/15: Support Habitat for Humanity's University of Minnesota, TC chapter by joining us in this 5k Run/Walk! Race starts at 3:00p, and we will have great food & prizes for participants.

"One Community, Building Common-Unity" Night, 10/15: In partnership with Gophers After Dark, we are celebrating the service work people are doing in the Twin Cities. Come listen to Brother Ali and representatives from Students Today, Leaders Forever talk about their experiences engaging in the community. There will be free food and the chance to make fleece scarves (for yourself, or to donate!)

Thank U, 10/16: Volunteer alongside students, alumni, staff/faculty, family, and friends during our campus-wide service day! Participants will work in small groups on various projects - such as raking leaves, picking up trash, sorting canned goods, etc.

Blood Drive, 10/17 & 10/19: We are offering a blood drive TWO separate times during Homecoming week. First on 10/17 in Minneapolis, and later on 10/19 in St. Paul. Sign-up online, or just show up on either day!

Food Drive, 10/15 - 10/22: Throughout Homecoming week, we will be collecting canned good items. Bins will be stationed at Coffman and the St. Paul Student Center. We will also be at Gopherfest - keep an eye out for possible rewards for donating :)

Registration for the Golden 5k and Thank U are currently open. Be sure to visit the website again as Homecoming gets closer to read up on more details about our other community service events. We're getting very excited - October 14th will be here before you know it!