UR Living the Mission
UR living the mission with year-long Logan Elementary School project
By MARNY LOMBARD
Originally Published in the December 2008 Spirit, Gonzaga's Faculty and Staff Newsletter
University Relations has embarked on a year-long service project, supporting Logan Elementary School. The initial event, Logan Appreciation Day, was held in October with a surprise presentation to teachers and staff, complete with coffee and donuts donated by Sodexo and Donut Parade. Sixty-eight ZagBags, brimming with books, GU Tshirts, Be Inspired posters and other gifts were packed and presented by approximately 30 members of University Relations.
"It was an amazing morning. They were completely surprised; and obviously very touched," said Amy Walker, development assistant.
During November, University Relations held a book drive for Logan students, with a goal of collecting a book for every Logan student. Other planned events this year include a hat-coat-and-mitten drive and a Logan Night at a GU baseball game.
Last spring, University Relations took on a half-day service project at a community garden. Members of the division were enthusiastic about doing more service work.
"So often in University Relations, we're the ones who receive generous contributions for the University. We felt as a group that it would be wonderful to give back to our community, and that's why we partnered with the Logan school," said Julia Bjordahl, assistant to the vice president of University Relations.