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Fontbonne Lends St. Louis 250 Extra Pairs of Hands

More than 250 Fontbonne University faculty, staff and students will trade their day jobs and homework for a day of community service on Friday, April 12. The event, dubbed Fontbonne Day, is the university’s 6th annual campus-wide service effort. Participants will work in teams at 26 different sites around the city and county.

“As a whole, the Fontbonne community really aspires to live out the university’s mission to serve a world in need,” said Sarah Boul, Fontbonne’s director of campus ministries. “Fontbonne Day gives us an opportunity to walk the walk.”

Fontbonne Day began in 2008, and nearly all faculty and staff participate. Students are encouraged to get involved, and other members of the Fontbonne community, including alumni and members of the board of trustees, are invited as well.

This year, volunteer sites include Operation Food Search, North Grand Neighborhood Services, Pony Bird Inc., Project Backpack and Operation Brightside St. Louis. The day begins at 8 a.m. on Fontbonne’s campus, and participants depart for service sites at 10 a.m.

PHOTO: Fontbonne Day 2012