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January 14, 2013

GC GIVE Center celebrates 500,000th volunteer hour

MILLEDGEVILLE — The dedicated volunteer efforts of students at Georgia College’s GIVE Center has paid off thus far, combining their efforts with the community to reach the 500,000th volunteer hour mark to save Milledgeville-Baldwin County $7.1 million. 

To recognize the 500,000th hour milestone along with the center’s 16th-year anniversary, a celebration is slated from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in the GIVE Center lobby, located in the ground floor of Maxwell Student Union. Sonic Drive-In Milledgeville will provide corn-dogs and cherry limeades as the sponsor.

Around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, remarks will also be given by junior Graham Harwood who helped the GIVE Center reach its 500,000th hour goal.

The GIVE Center, an acronym for Georgia College & State University Involved in Volunteer Efforts, kicked off its efforts in 1997 with a red basket while housed in its previous location in the student union.

The GIVE Center serves as the volunteerism clearinghouse empowering students to make a difference by linking them to the needs of our community, states the Georgia College website. It is through this center in which Georgia College students, faculty and staff become involved in campus wide, local community, national and international volunteer efforts in a range of areas, including fine arts, health, minority issues, animals, disasters, elderly, poverty and general service.

Located in the Baldwin College & Career Academy at Baldwin High School, the Baldwin GIVEs Center is the second satellite center of Georgia College’s GIVE Center to provide high school students with various volunteer opportunities at school organizations and community nonprofits.

During 2011, volunteer work from the GIVE Center’s Hands On Milledgeville initiative, the university’s Early College, and afterschool programs Youth Enrichment Services and High Achievers earned Georgia College the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the second consecutive year — advancing the university to the President’s Honor Roll with Distinction category, states the Georgia College website.

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