Students have productive day of service at Abington

Penn State Abington students celebrated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21. Together, the group benefited the community by:

-- Making 1,171 sandwiches to be distributed to organizations serving the homeless
-- Crafting 118 fleece scarves and 10 blankets for the needy
-- Designing 60 cards for THON and for residents of Sunrise Senior Living near campus
-- Constructing 16 bowls to distribute at the Empty Bowls Dinner on Feb. 8
-- Serving 42 hours visiting residents at Sunrise Senior Living
-- Serving 150 hours of community service on campus

Tracy Reed, assistant director of Student Life at Abington, praised their efforts.

“For those of you who served, I hope you enjoyed your day and I thank you for giving your time to help others,” she said. “Remember this day happens every year and we hope that you join our students as they spend a day on, not a day off. Pencil the date in for Jan. 20, 2014.”