Students finish strong serving across neighborhoods

May 31, 2022
Opportunity Northeast

This spring, Gonzaga University’s Day of Service saw more than sixty student, faculty and staff volunteers working in five non-profit organizations in Northeast Spokane. Engaging and working with our neighbors and community partners in this way stems from our commitment to place - Northeast Spokane.

Volunteers visited Gonzaga Family Haven where they cleaned and decorated ahead of the upcoming Haven official opening. Students from the GU Women’s Soccer Club sorted, organized, and labeled home goods at Global Neighborhood Thrift. Volunteers at Family Promise painted a hallway and cleaned around the facility and youth area. If You Could Save Just One, a grassroots organization that creates a safe space for youth, hosted volunteers who prepared and distributed informational flyers. Volunteers at Mission Community Outreach helped beautify the grounds around the building.

A student had the following to say about the event:

“Not only did we get to help our local neighborhood, but we were able to bond and become a closer team because of it! Thank you for providing us this super fun opportunity!” - Keely Kempt: GU Women’s Soccer Club President


13 Gonzaga Students pose for a photo at the Global Neighborhood thrift clothes sorting room.