Project GIVE hosts first Make a Difference Week
By Deanna Burrell
The first annual Make a Difference Week, hosted by Project GIVE to raise money for Flagstaff Promoting Assets With Sculpture (PAWS) to complete their community art project, kicks off Oct. 19. The funds will allow for 40 sculptures to be displayed through Flagstaff.
“The goal is to have seven lion [statues] here on campus,” Project GIVE program coordinator Elisabeth Sims said. “Student artists would work on them.”
The full week of events is a collaborative effort between Project GIVE, NAU departments, student organizations and local community agencies.
Oct. 19: Alternative transportation day. Ride a bike, skateboard, scooter, rollerblades or walk. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
Oct: 20: Project GIVE will join the Green Jacks to promote a “zero-waste tailgate” before the Homecoming game. “[We’re] helping collect recyclables and playing some recycling games,” Sims said.
Oct. 22: A volunteer organization fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University Union pedway. An estimated 25 organizations will be present to inform and educate the NAU population about what volunteer services Flagstaff offers locally.
Oct. 23: The global village classes will be educating people on campus about World Vision with a bake-donate table.
Oct. 24: The global village classes will participate in a 30-hour famine for World Vision. Students not taking the classes are encouraged to participate as well.
Oct. 25: A world hunger dinner banquet will be held by the psychology of food class. Participants in the dinner pay for their ticket before entering the eating area and, once they have entered the eating area, will receive a ticket. A lucky 10 percent will receive a feast while the others eat a plate of rice for dinner. This dinner serves to mock world famine and hunger.
Oct. 27: National Make a Difference Day. More than 20 organizations will be putting on projects ranging from painting and planting to recycling and helping with Halloween activities.
To volunteer, visit the ASNAU office.