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Saint Louis University Business Students, Faculty and Staff Aid St. Louis Organization The Bridge During 10th Annual Service Day

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Volunteers will spend the day painting and preparing meals for local homeless support organization

ST. LOUIS – The 10th annual Service Day will take place this Friday, March 27, where more than 150 students, faculty and staff from Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business will serve as volunteers at The Bridge, an area organization that provides services for the homeless and other at-risk members of the community. The volunteers will spend the afternoon, painting walls within the facility and assisting with meal preparation in the kitchen.  

The Bridge provides sanctuary for homeless and at-risk persons in St. Louis by a staff intent on eradicating homelessness.  Meals and support services for basic human needs offered by staff and volunteers help guide guests on a path to self-sufficiency.

“Service Day is a great opportunity for students, faculty and staff from the Cook School to rally behind a common project,” said Benjamin Smyth, manager of co-curricular and service learning at the John Cook School of Business.  “More than anything, it serves as a reminder of our devotion to the mission of the University and the pursuit of the common good.”

The annual day of service project is part of the Cook School’s Service Leadership Program, which provides undergraduate business students the opportunity to develop and hone their leadership skills while serving the St. Louis community.

By volunteering at service sites throughout the community, students practice critical thinking, decision making, effective communication and team building. As students develop these practical and essential skills they flourish as future business leaders.

Visit business.slu.edu/serviceday for more information about the Cook School’s annual service project and Service Leadership Program. 

Over 150 students, faculty, and staff volunteered their time to help paint, clean, and landscape the Bridge church and community center. For more information, check out Bridge Bread and The Bridge St. Louis

Posted by SLU Cook School of Business on Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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