First-year student Kaylee Brennan and juniors Amalia Bridson and Hannah Enzinna with T-shirts that will be made into bags as part of the activities during IMPACT’s “Spring into Service” week.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Niagara University’s Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement’s IMPACT program, in collaboration with several offices on campus, is organizing a weeklong series of service opportunities and other events April 19-23, 2022.

"Spring into Service" week will feature a variety of service projects, training, activities, and more around daily themes that include Teach Me Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday, Faithful Friday, and Super Saturday. The events were made possible through a partnership between IMPACT; the Levesque Institute; Campus Ministry; the American Red Cross; the Niagara University Early Childhood Program; NU’s girls club lacrosse program; Campus Ministry; and the Model UN Club.

Events include making T-shirts into bags to be donated to area pantries, making cards for senior citizens, and making blankets and mats for the homeless; collecting donations of cans; packing items for the university’s Books, Balls, and Blocks program, packing wellness bags with hygiene products for area shelters, and packing school supplies in bags for local schools; a voter registration drive; community cleanups at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, the Rotary Club Rose Garden at Hyde Park, and in some of the neighborhoods in Niagara Falls; and a blood drive.