Freshmen at the University of Illinois Springfield are getting their hands dirty to help spruce up District 186 schools.
This is the first major volunteer event of the school year. Nearly 100 students pitched in Saturday afternoon to help beautify the landscaping and entryways of eight schools before classes begin.
We are doing what we cant to help out and pitch in and make that good for the first day," said Mark Dochterman, director of UIS Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center.
The next volunteer project for UIS students will be this week's "Service-A-Thon" on August 28th.
This article appeared online on WICS Newschannel 20 on August 24, 2015.
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