Make A Difference Day

UW/TRCC Make A Difference Day Sept. 27

Eleven years ago with a special collaboration between Tri-Rivers and United Way of Marion an event where our students give back was created—with an annual Make A Difference Day.

“Tri-Rivers students continually give back to the community through numerous service projects, including today’s special event,” said Tad Douce, Director of Innovation and Technology for Tri-Rivers.

More than 250 Tri-Rivers Seniors and staff members will participate in the this annual tradition, today, Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.

Douce continued, “This is an excellent opportunity for our community to observe all of the many talented and giving young people who attend Tri-Rivers. The students’ goal is to make an immediate and positive impact in the area.”

Tri-Rivers gives special thanks to the United Way Team for all of their coordination in making this event happen.

“United Way is proud to partner with Tri-Rivers again this year for Make a Difference Day,” said Leslie Schneider, Resource Development Director. “We believe volunteering is crucial for the betterment of our community. United Way’s connection with local non-profit and civic organizations allows to us to help identify volunteer needs and link students at Tri-Rivers with those opportunities.”

Tri-Rivers students and staff volunteer services will include:
• Ag & Industrial Power will be at the Farmers Coop in Green Camp cleaning and painting
• Advanced Machining, Cosmetology and Esthetics will be at the Marion Senior Center
• Auto Technologies will painting at the Marion County Fairgrounds
• Criminal Justice will be downtown with Lt. Gruber doing beautification projects
• CNET will be downtown working on Flower Pots
• Cosmetology will be hold a spa day for Turning Point clients in their lab at Tri-Rivers
• Culinary Arts will be prepping for the Heifer Festival
• Construction Trades Academy and Welding will be at the Women’s Club
• Interactive Media will be working with Morrow County’s United Way creating a commercial
• Engineering Tech students will be at the Center Street Health Clinic in downtown
• Health Careers Academy 1 and 2 will be at Kingston and Primrose working with residents there
• Health Careers Academy will also be at Primrose
• Vet Science will be at Providence Therapy Horse Farm in Morral cleaning stalls and doing barn work