New University of Findlay freshmen helped people and non-profit organizations in the Findlay community in a number of ways this weekend. Their efforts were part of the annual tradition of Student Orientation Service Projects.
Crystal Weitz, UF’s director of service and community engagement, explained the projects included, “landscaping, painting, and cleaning service projects at local non-profit organizations, schools, and churches.” While some students cleaned up kennel areas at the Hancock County Humane Society, others wrote letters of encouragement to children from a number of local schools to wish them well and inspire them for the coming school year.
“Our 19th annual Orientation Service Day was a wonderful success!” Weitz said. “We met our goals of serving our community in direct and indirect ways, introducing our students to their new hometown, and introducing students to each other!”
In total, 53 projects were completed by 660 participants, which included 594 first-year students and 66 project leaders.