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The KSU Day of Service is designed as an opportunity to say thanks to our local community that has supported the university in many important ways throughout its history. Volunteers participate in a variety of projects that meet the specific needs of community organizations throughout Cobb County and Metro Atlanta. Please check back soon for the 2018 Day of Service date.

PLEASE NOTE: This year we will have check-in, breakfast and departure at both the Kennesaw and the Marietta campus location. Please select your service site carefully, it will be the responsibility of the volunteer to arrive at the correct campus check-in the morning of the event. The 2017 Day of Service schedule, service site locations, transportation and parking, and waiver information is listed below. 

  • 7:45am - 8:30am - Registration and Check-In @ University Rooms in the Carmichael Student Center on the Kennesaw campus or Student Center Ballroom on the Marietta campus.
    8:30am - 9:00am - Travel to Service Sites (transportation provided to some sites)
    9:00am - 12:00pm - Service Project
    12:00pm -12:30pm - Return to KSU

  • SITES LEAVING FROM KENNESAW CAMPUS

    Hayes Elementary School -SITE FULL
    Project Description: Painting inside the school, grounds beautification, installing fencing
    Location: 1501 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152
    http://www.cobbk12.org/Hayes/

    Palmer Middle School
    Project Description: Landscaping, planting, spreading mulch, painting handrails & tables
    Location: 690 North Booth Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144
    http://www.cobbk12.org/Palmer/

    Smith-Gilbert Gardens - SITE FULL
    Project Description: Seasonal planting, planting vegetables for spring, greenhouse maintenance
    Location: 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152
    http://www.smithgilbertgardens.com/

    Foster Care Support Foundation - SITE FULL
    Project Description: Sort donations, restock items, pack mail orders, help in nursery.
    Location: 115 Mansell Place, Roswell, GA 30075
    Heaven's Gait Therapeutic Riding Center
    Project Description: Ground beautification, trail restoration, fire pit re-mulching
    Location: 2471 E. Cherokee Drive, Woodstock, GA 30188
    Parent Foster Association Field Day - SITE FULL
    Project description: Assisting foster children, siblings and parents with fun field day actvities.
    Location: The Perch, 390 Big Shanty Road, Kennesaw 30144
    Simpson Middle School
    Project Description: Painting, cleaning, sanding and staining doors
    Location: 3340 Trickum Road, Marietta, GA 30066
    First United Lutheran Church
    Project Description: Painting, cleaning, organizing, exterior landscaping
    Location: 3481 Campus Loop Road, Kennesaw 30144
    Sweetwater Mission- SITE FULL
    Project Description: Assisting clients with food pantry selection, landscaping
    Location: 6289 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Bldg 12, Austell, GA 30168
    SITES LEAVING FROM MARIETTA CAMPUS

    Simple Needs GA
    Project Description: Assemble duffel bags & cleaning kits, sort donations and inventory
    Location: 991 Industrial Park Drive, Marietta, GA 30062
    http://simpleneedsgablog.com/

    Books for Africa
    Project Description: Sorting and packing books for shipment to Africa.
    Location: 3655 Atlanta Industrial Drive Bldg 250, Atlanta, GA 30331
    https://www.booksforafrica.org/atlanta.html

    MUST Ministries/Save It Forward Program
    Project Description:Sort through donations, stock shelves, pack food distributions
    Location: 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Bldg 900, Suite 904, Marietta, GA 30067
    http://www.aliveministriesinc.org/

    KSU Marietta campus - 3D Machine Shop  - SITE FULL 
    Project Description: Cleaning machine shop in state of the art 3D print/machine shop. Sweep floors, grease machines.
    Location: 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060

  • KSU will provide transportation to some sites off-campus via buses and vans. The sites that transportation will be provided are indicated on the registration form. Volunteers who would like to transport themselves are welcomed to meet at their assigned service site.

    Parking on the Kennesaw campus will be available for students and community members will be available in Lot A or the East Deck. Faculty and staff can utilize Lots B or C.

    Parking on the Marietta campus will be available in Lot 35.

  • In order to participate in the Day of Service, all volunteers are required to sign the liability waiver the day of the event. If you are a KSU student, faculty or staff member the liability waiver will be included in the registration process electronically.

    If you are a community member or KSU Almuni, the waiver is attached here, you can print it and bring it that morning or complete it at check-in.

    Please note - If you are bringing a minor child with you that you are unable to sign on their behalf as Parent/Guardian, please make sure to have the waiver form printed out and signed and ready to submit at the event.

  • The 2017 Planning Committee

    Co-Chairs:
    Kimberly Henghold, Assistant Director, Office of Community Engagement
    Brian Wooten, Executive Director, Office of Community Engagement

    Deanna Hendrickson, Subcommitee Chair
    Ron Bullock, Subcommittee Chair
    Kasey Harvill, Subcommittee Chair
    Amy Burnette
    Ryan Keesee
    Christine Zelt 
    Christina Ujj
    Jake Long
    Dawn Edwards
    Amasett Economy
    THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO THIS EVENT!
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