Springfield College students spend spring break helping the community

The program is part of a year-round mission at Springfield College to give back to the community

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield College students are using their spring break to do good things for the community.

Instead of spending their spring break partying, these college students are serving dinner to the homeless.

The initiative is part of the Springfield College Alternative Spring Break Program. Students will be using their spring break to help the community.

Today, these students will be providing dinner to the homeless, at the Friends of the homeless Shelter in Springfield. Students told 22News, it feels good to give back.

Alexa Devillier, a Springfield College student told 22News, “I think what’s most important is to pay attention to those directly next to you and in the community. And you know we’re taught at Springfield College to be well rounded students.”

Lisa Marie Peck said, “And especially giving back to the homeless people. And I think that’s very nice and it will show others out here how to give back as well.”

Students will be providing help to non-profit organizations all week. The program is part of a year-round mission at Springfield College to give back to the community.

These students will be volunteering:

  • Monday, March 14, 10-4pm – cleanup work at the Gray House 22 Sheldon street
  • Tuesday, March 15, 9:45-4pm – working with Revitalize CDC
  • Wednesday, March 16, 9:45-4pm – serving at the emergency food pantry 2460 Main Street
  • Thursday, March 17, 10-4pm – cleanup at the lions den youth center 40 front street, Indian orchard

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