Just Do It day

Clark student volunteers

Clark students break from studies to help local organizations

Approximately 130 Clark students participated in the 10th annual “Just Do It Day” of service the afternoon of Saturday, April 27, and helped local non-profit organizations including the YMCA, Camp Harrington, Hadwen Arboretum, Greater Worcester Land Trust, Jeremiah’s Inn, Pernet Family Health Services, Massachusetts Audubon Society, and the Community Harvest Project with outdoor cleanup.

Micki Davis, manager of Clark’s Community Engagement Office, praised the students’ coordination of the event this year.

“We had an overwhelming response from students, especially during the last weekend of the spring semester,” said Davis. “It was a great way to end the year as a community.”

The students, who wore t-shirts with the hashtag “#ijustdidit,” worked for several hours then celebrated with an evening pizza party.

Amelia Angevine, a senior from Berlin, Mass., said, “I always look forward to Just Do It Day every year because it’s so great to see Clarkies from all different backgrounds, majors, and interests come together for one day to engage in service with community organizations.”
The annual event is organized by Clark’s Making a Difference Scholars and the Community Engagement Office. Visit Clark’s Flickr site for photos from the event.