TAMIU Students Give Thanks with Community Projects
Posted: 11/21/12

TAMIU Students Give Thanks
with Community Projects

In this season of thanks, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students have organized multiple service projects designed to give back to their community.

TAMIU students at the Paseo Del Indio Nature Trail
TAMIU Students Make A Difference
Over 130 TAMIU students participated in the national community service event “Make A Difference Day” held last month at the Paseo Del Indio Nature Trail near the Laredo Community College campus. Many of TAMIU’s 50-plus student clubs and organizations were part of the “Make A Difference Day” observance. Service projects like “Make A Difference Day” provide students with an opportunity to give back.

Student members of some of TAMIU’s 50-plus student clubs have dedicated everything from art projects and food drives to toy and clothing collections as community projects.

The Student Nurses Association raised $871 in support of the Pink to Do Breast Cancer Awareness.  Sigma Delta Lambda conducted a turkey and canned food drive with all food and items donated to the Bethany House. The TAMIU Green Club provided guest presentations on recycling and going green for all freshman seminar students.

Members of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association contributed non-perishable foods, books, clothing, shoes and toiletries to Bethany House.  The Artisans are creating colorful masks for the Gateway Gatos, a group dedicated to animal protection and rights, for their upcoming Christmas Animal Posada.

The Association of International Students is hosting a Toy Drive for the non-profit program Voz de Niños to assist 46 children and teenagers.  Student volunteers from Sigma Nu Delta participated in this weekend’s HEB Annual Feast of Sharing by helping administrators manage volunteers and the event.

For more information about TAMIU Community Engagement, contact Mayra Hernandez, TAMIU associate director of Student Conduct and Community Engagement, at 326.2280, email mghernandez@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the Student Center, room 226.

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