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Kids Day Success! Thank you, Fresno State!

Army ROTC is top student club seller for Kids Day 2016

Fresno State volunteers raised a record $47,630.47 on March 8 for Valley Children’s Hospital Kids Day with the Army ROTC finishing as the top selling student organization. The fundraiser, held at intersections valley-wide, set a record for total funds raised with $591,559. Approximately 1,400 volunteers participated at the Fresno State sites around campus. The majority of the volunteers were students, with 56 clubs, organizations, sororities and fraternities represented. Their combined efforts exceeded last year’s total $43,479.47.

A friendly competition is held to recognize the top-selling organizations with19 members or less and the Trabajadores de la Raza won $200 in club funding from the Associated Students, Inc. Activities Committee. Overall, the Army ROTC gathered the most donations with $7,603. Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity was second with sales of $2,890.60 and Sigma Phi Epsilon was third with $2,397.38 in sales. Many campus offices also contribute to the success of Kids Day such as Auxiliary Accounting, The Collegian, Enrollment Services, Facilities Maintenance and University Police. ASI provided donuts, coffee and water to participants.

Spring into Service

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join the Richter Center SERVE Committee and Reflection Facilitators for Spring into Service - a one-day volunteer project benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley, Rotary Storyland/Playland, and the Sierra Foothill Conservancy.

Volunteers will work on a variety of beautification and trail building projects with the three agencies. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer. Registration is now open!

Don't miss out on your chance to leave your lasting mark on the Fresno community!

Questions? Contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079.

Fresno State Opportunities

Become a Peer Ambassador of Wellness!

The Health Promotion and Wellness Services Department is looking for qualified health enthusiasts of all majors and backgrounds to join the Peer Ambassadors of Wellness (PAW) for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. This group is designed to provide Fresno State students with an opportunity to help build a healthier Fresno State. To apply, complete the application here and submit it to the Student Health & Counseling Center lobby by Friday, March 18, 2016.

Upon submission of your application, you will be asked to sign up for a group interview.


Volunteer for LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Since 1950, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired has hosted thousands of blind youth and adults in summertime camp sessions at a lovely 311-acre camp, Enchanted Hills. Just minutes from the renowned wineries and world-class recreation opportunities, the wooded camp offers all the usual summertime activities from swimming to horseback riding, from sports to art.

But beyond the summertime fun is a powerful agenda: to increase the self-confidence and self-respect of campers who may often have no other time in the year to meet blind friends and role models who are successful and living an actualized life. Your job will be to make sure campers grow in their own potential while at the same time have a summer experience which is powerfully fun and engaging.

They're looking for people who know how to build camp spirit and contagiously involve all campers to try new activities, sports, and blindness techniques. So whether your background or interest is in education, psychology, rehabilitation, crafts or sports, if you think you can bring your spirit and knowledge to bear on inventing the best camp ever, they want to hear from you.

Camp counselors are part of a 20-person counseling team. You’ll be trained, fed, placed in good quarters, and you’ll finish work on July 31st with roughly $1,400 in your pocket for the six weeks of service. Most counselors have such a profound experience that they often complete the summer wondering why they need to be paid at all.

To learn more about the application process, click here.

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