|‘Bring it Back to Normal’ to promote giving back|
|Written by Katlyn Rumbold, Daily Vidette Staff Writer|
|Tuesday, 13 September 2011 19:31|
On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., willing students can participate in a morning of service to thank the local community for their support of Illinois State University.
Kyle Rindfleisch, leadership specialist in the Dean of Students office, explained that “Bring it Back to Normal,” the project’s title, is a day of service involving a wide variety of projects including painting, landscaping, cleaning, organizing and activities with the elderly at a wide array of organizations around the Bloomington-Normal community.
“This is a day when students get to make [a] direct impact on the community and see the results within hours. Bring it Back to Normal highlights that students can make a difference and that being a good neighbor is important. In addition, this program allows ISU students to thank the local community for their support,” Rindfleisch said.
Any and all ISU students are urged to participate. Interested students are encouraged to register at deanofstudents.illinoisstate.edu or by visiting the Leadership and Service office on the second floor of the Bone Student Center.
Check-in will take place in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center the day of the event.
Rindfleisch added that “Bring it Back to Normal” is an annual event usually taking place in the spring semester, but a need for this semester has risen.
“There is an ongoing need for service and volunteers in Bloomington-Normal and this day makes it known that volunteers are critical to the function of the community,” Rindfleisch said.
Several other service projects are coming up in addition to this day of service.
A Trick-or-Treat for Change is scheduled in October, which will raise funds for both ISU and Illinois Wesleyan University chapters of Habitat for Humanity.
In December, students, faculty and staff can get involved with Holiday Helper, where they can make a child’s wish come true over the holiday season.
For more information contact Rindfleisch at (309) 438-7346.