Twice a year the Center for Civic Engagement holds a day of service. For the spring semester I was able to return to the site I was at in the fall. This location now has a special place in my heart. For both days I painted. In the fall I painted the inside of the location and this past Saturday I painted to shelving units that are being installed now. In the city of Barre there is a small building with an attic space that is going to serve many people. The Rotary in Barre is partnering with a few other organizations to turn this attic into a space to store clothing, hygiene items and anything else that may be needed in order to get homeless back on their feet and to give foster children the basic things they need.
Every time I participate in an event like this I am reminded of the importance of service. Service to others before self. I love the opportunities Norwich gives students to become involved in the community that they are spending their college career in. Events like the day of service gives students an opportunity to get off campus and see the world from a different perspective than what you have on campus.