BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 16, 2009 – Virginia Tech's VT-ENGAGE and the Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships (CSECP) have received a $1,000 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service that will help with a childcare facelift service project planned for Monday, Jan. 19.
Organized by VT-ENGAGE, a group designed to help foster university involvement in community service volunteer activities, and CSECP, the childcare facelift project has received response from over 200 student volunteers. Additionally, 25 students from Concord University in Athens, W.Va., individuals from Montgomery and Radford County’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and Virginia Tech faculty and staff members, will be volunteering as well.
Teams participating in the project will also include individuals from Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Delta Rho, Chi Delta Alpha, Sigma Beta Rho, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Lamda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Omega Epsilon, the LGBTA Alliance, the Green Team, interior design students, and the Society of Engineering and Sciences.
Thanks to the grant, funds from CSECP, and donors, each volunteer team will have $100 in seed money for supplies and sack lunches.
Participating facilities are located in Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford. For specific facility locations and scope of project, e-mail VT-ENGAGE.