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M.A.D.D. returns for its fifth year at FGCU

EN Illustration / Audrey Mobley
Make a difference day is an annual event in which volunteers all over the world come together to put their best foot forward in service.
Alumni, current students, faculty and staff of both the university and partnering organizations are encouraged to participate in what’s being called a “National Day of Doing Good.”
EN Illustration / Audrey Mobley

Last year, over 300 students participated in MADD. They packaged food, painted homes, planted vegetation and cleaned up litter in the Fort Myers and Estero area.
FGCU focuses on service learning through courses that help students engage with the community they live in and continues the M.A.D.D. tradition to show the school’s love for service-based learning.
There will be several organizations partnering with FGCU to make the event just as memorable as it was last year.
Partners include The Salvation Army, Valerie’s House, the Harry Chapin Food bank, and the PACE center for girls.
Partners also include FGCU’s Food Forest and FGCU’s Family and Resource Center, who are both return- ing after helping out last year.
The event takes place on Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., where participants will meet at Alico Arena to gear up for FGCU’s service learning the event and have breakfast together.

Students who would like to participate in M.A.D.D. can register in groups now on site on Facebook or contact Lisa Paige in the Office of Service-Learning at service [email protected].

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