Fresno State students have fun working together to raise money for Children’s Hospital Central California at a previous Kid’s Day.
It’s that time of year again; the flowers are in bloom, the birds are chirping, and the sun is driving away the chill of winter. The signs of the changing season are everywhere, including on the streets of Fresno where volunteers will be gathered in mass on Tuesday, March 5th armed with newspapers and friendly smiles in hopes of raising money for Children’s Hospital Central California.
It’s quite an inspiring sight to drive through Fresno on a Tuesday morning and see volunteers gladly giving their time and having a lot of fun in the process! I highly encourage you to join your peers next Tuesday as they sell special editions of The Fresno Bee. Join the volunteers throughout the valley who will be braving the brisk morning air to stand on street corners and sell copies of the Kid’s Day newspaper.
At Fresno State, Kid’s Day is big deal. Last year, the students, staff, and faculty of the University collectively raised over $36,000 for Children’s Hospital Central California. It is absolutely extraordinary that the Fresno State community is so willing to give of their time for this worthy cause!
Richter Center Ambassadors arrive to campus at dawn to help distribute papers to student clubs and organizations . We love seeing how excited our peers are to get started selling papers in order to raise money and awareness for Children’s Hospital Central California!
As a Richter Center Ambassador, it is my duty to convince my peers to get involved with service and I cannot think of a more fun project than Kid’s Day; trust me, if you are looking to have a lot of fun and want to have the contentment that comes with the knowledge that you are helping kids right here in the Central Valley, this is the event for you. You don’t want to miss out!
If you are interested in volunteering, please follow this link: www.fresnostate.edu/academics/cesl/about/events.html
Sign up today!
“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here are a few upcoming events where YOU can serve.
Fresno State Blood Drive
When: 02/12/13 – 02/14/13
Where: Busses located at Student Union, Education Building, Maple Mall, and Engineering East Building
Times: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Extra info: To donate you must be in good general health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old. Photo ID and Social Security Number are required at donor registration. Please eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids four hours prior to donation. Donating blood is not painful and takes less than an hour. YOUR donation could save up to three lives!
For more information on blood donation, please call the Central California Blood Center at 559.224.2900.
A Fresno State student sells Kids Day papers to raise money for Children’s Hospital Central California.
Where: Throughout the Central Valley
Times: Newspapers may be sold from 6:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m.
Extra info: Join the Fresno State community in helping Children’s Hospital Central California provide health futures for all children. Register for this annual fundraiser by visiting www.fresnostate.edu/academics/cesl/about/events.html and select the Kid’s Day link. Questions can be directed to Renee Delport (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For most Valley residents, the words “Kids Day” bring to mind images of volunteers standing on street corners, dressed in neon vests, and waving newspapers at passing cars. For Fresno State students, Kids Day means its time to scope out a prime corner and pull out the sleeping bags.
Fresno State students sell special-edition Fresno Bee newspapers for Kids Day.
A benefit for Children’s Hospital Central California, Kids Day is one of the Valley’s largest fundraising efforts. Each year, well over 1,000 Fresno State students volunteer to sell special edition Fresno State newspapers. Competition between student organizations to sell the most papers often drives students to stake out the most popular street corners as early as the evening prior to the kickoff.
With this year being the 25th anniversary of Kids Day, we hope for record breaking sales. So far, registration for the event has been a great success, but more volunteers are needed.
If you would like to register to participate on Tuesday, March 6th, or for more information, please click here.
- Ambassador Leah