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5D.2: Service to the Community
Sauk is engaged with a variety of activities designed to serve the local community. In some cases, service activities are a vital part of the purpose of an organization; in others, they simply arise from a desire by a group of college community members to make a difference in the lives of others. Below is a partial list of volunteer activities that the college undertakes for the benefit of the community:
- Blood Drive: An annual service project sponsored by SGA for the American Red Cross. As of 2009, the project has been expanded to one each semester. In fall 2010, 51 pints of blood were collected from 52 donors.
- Job Fair: This community event is co-sponsored with Sauk Valley Newspapers and allows area employers to set up booths and provide employment information to job seekers. There are commonly more than 25 employers and military representatives, meeting with approximately 500 job seekers.
- Child Fair: This annual spring event attracts over 45 vendors and 1500 participants who care about and for the community’s children. For 25 years, this annual event has brought families together to learn and play while area merchants, social service agencies, health-care organizations, and community groups share information on child health, welfare, learning, and advocacy.