Media Advisory: UB students to participate in community service projects Oct. 27 in Buffalo

Students weed a garden as part of UB's Community Day.

By Melissa Wood

Release Date: October 26, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Dozens of student volunteers from the University at Buffalo will participate in UB’s Fall Community Day on Oct. 27. Partnering with nine different organizations, UB Community Relations organizes this service day to give students an opportunity to help out in the neighborhoods around UB.   

Students will work on a variety of service projects in locations across Buffalo. Projects include park cleanup with the Tool Library and assisting with the Say Yes to Education Harvest Festival. Other partners are None Like You/We Care, Pelion Garden, Allentown Association, Compass House, Macedonia Baptist Church, Friends of Night People and Habitat for Humanity.

UB’s biannual Community Day events provide students with a way to give back to the city of Buffalo, working hand-in-hand with community residents and building relationships with UB’s neighbors.

Student volunteers will gather at 9 a.m. in the Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall on the UB South Campus, before heading out to their designated project sites.

Best time and location for media: 10-11 a.m. in Roosevelt Park (off Roosevelt Avenue in the Bailey/Suffolk area), where UB students will be working with members of the Tool Library to prepare the park for Re-Tree Buffalo’s next round of planting.

Press arrangement, on site: Tess Morrissey, director of community relations, at 716-572-1996.

 

 

Media Contact Information

Media Relations (University Communications)
330 Crofts Hall (North Campus)
Buffalo, NY 14260-7015
Tel: 716-645-6969
Fax: 716-645-3765
ub-news@buffalo.edu