March 31, 1994
Vol. 13, No. 14

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    Volunteers needed for Reachout '94

    Students, faculty, staff and neighborhood residents are invited to participate in Reachout '94 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Organized by the Student Government Community Relations Committee, Reachout is a day devoted to community awareness and service.

    "In addition to helping the needy," said David Blechman, organizer of this year's event, "we want to introduce the University community to the diverse neighborhood that surrounds us. By volunteering for one day, participants can see what is out there and perhaps decide that they want to help on a more regular basis those who are less fortunate. We hope to draw more than 400 volunteers."

    Volunteers will be asked to devote their time to one of several projects located throughout the Chicago area, including work with underprivileged children, painting and gardening. Volunteers should sign up at the Student Government office in the basement of Reynolds Club or at one of the sign-up tables set up around campus; students may also see their Resident Heads to sign up. Volunteers will meet at Ida Noyes Hall at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

    "We've had great success with this event in the past," Blechman said. "We're hoping this year will be bigger than ever. It should be both fun and rewarding for people with a common interest to get out on a spring morning to meet each other and do some good."