Thursday, 03 October, 2013
The University of Tennessee VolShop will host National Student Day on October 3, 2013 from 10AM-12PM. National Student Day is an event that is sponsored by The National Association of College Stores. The event showcases and promotes service and volunteerism.
In addition, the National Association of College Stores allows students to submit their personal stories of volunteering and possibly win scholarships for their efforts. The VolShop will celebrate this day by gifting each student who donates a canned food item to the Second Hard Food Bank with a prize. With the partnership between VolShop and Center for Leadership and Service, students also have the opportunity to donate food items at select locations across campus.
In addition to the Second Harvest Food Bank donation, VolShop will further illustrate the spirit of volunteering with Jumpstart's Read for the Record. Held also on October 3, Read for the Record is a program to encourage reading in children. The VolShop has invited local kindergarten students to come and hear the reading of Otis, by Loren Long. Student athletes have volunteered to share the day to show children the benefits of reading and the delight of volunteering.