The chapter at James Madison University is known for unique and creative service projects that bring the chapter together to help out a good cause. The members had several opportunities this semester to get involved in projects on campus and in the community.
In true JMU fashion, the chapter found a fun community service project to do together. The members visited a nearby kennel where a JMU alumnus raises golden retrievers. The kennel welcomes students to come socialize with the dogs and puppies. This helps the dogs become comfortable around different types of people and develop good personalizing skills with humans and other dogs.
Members loved this event because not only were they able to do community service work, but they were able to cuddle and play with puppies. They felt like they had done something to help the dogs and had a lot of fun doing it!
The Big Event
The Big Event is a campus-wide event where students join together to participate in a day of service. Each year, the JMU Chapter forms a team and is assigned a project for the day. This year, the chapter was assigned to the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center called Crossroads, where they gardened, cleaned the house and installed insulation.
This is a great event where students at JMU are able to give back to their community.
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