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Gardens

Hey everyone, as you may have noticed it is getting colder out so naturally the SIUE Gardens are going to be slowing down on their projects. Come out on November 14th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm to help with one of the last volunteer days in the Gardens. Volunteers will be doing a variety of things through out the SIUE Gardens. Come spend some time working in the SIUE community.

Blood Drive

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The Red Cross hosted a blood drive at SIUE on Wednesday so students could have an opportunity to donate their time and their blood for those who need. SIUE students and staff were able to stop by a Morris University Center conference to either sign up or walk -in. Red Cross comes to SIUE a few times every semester so if you missed your chance to donate, ask around because Red Cross will most likely be back before the semester ends. If you are interested in donating more time than blood, you can join the SIUE Red Cross Club. For more information on the Red Cross CLub stop by the Kimmel Leadership office. Until then check out the slideshow and see few awesome students who saved a life on Wednesday.

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At 7:30 a.m. on a Saturday, members of Christian Student Fellowship (CSF) could have been sleeping in, but instead they spent their morning helping someone in their community. They teamed up with Restore St. Louis to help, 70-year-old, Ms. Stark. The team tore down a fence, cut brush, repaired wood on a 40-foot wheel chair ramp, and replaced ceiling tiles in her basement. After all that they went next door to her sister’s house and repaired the railing on her porch.

CSF teams up with Repair St. Louis one saturday of every month to help the elderly, the immigrant, and the widow. They have done many things to serve their community such as: raking leaves, building wheelchair ramps, ice salting, gardening, etc.

They never know what the day is going to hold form them when they show up to volunteer their Saturday but they show up anyway, take their task, and help those who need it. They do it with a smile and without complaint.

In a few weeks members of CSF will return to Ms. Starks home to power wash the wood, finish the ceiling tiles, will likely need to go back one more time to stain the deck and ramp when it dries out.IMAG0148_BURST002IMAG0122

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Children’s Miracle Network is raising money for children in our community!

Plans for the SIUE Dance Marathon are underway. Participants who sign up pledge to dance for 12 hours for children who can’t due to illness, injury or birth defect. The money raised is split between SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Last year our goal was $10,000 but we raised $10,939. Check out last year by reading the article  by the Alestle. http://www.alestlelive.com/lifestyles/article_2891972c-7f88-11e2-ae2d-001a4bcf6878.html .

The SIUE Dance Marathon for 2014 will be on March 1st. Get a team together and start raise money for the children in your community. Register at http://www.helpmakemiracles.org/index.cfmfuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1597 or follow SIUE Dance Marathon on Twitter (@SIUEDM ) or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SiueDM

Other events in the area:

All In for Miracles: Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament Saturday Sept. 14th, 2013 5:00pm-10:00pm at Syberg’s Dorsett. Register at http://www.cmn-stl.org/poker .

Miracle Jeans Day Wednesday Sept. 18th, 2013 all day. Trade your work attire for jeans and raise money children in your community! For more information got to http://www.miraclejeansday.com/

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown presented by Fort Zumwalt West High School Theatre Department. Thursday, Oct. 10th, 2013 –  Saturday, Oct. 12th, 2013. For show times go to: http://www.cmn-stl.org/take-action/events/youre-good-man-charlie-brown.

For other ways to help the Children’s Miracle network for Greater St.Louis visit http://www.cmn-stl.org/ .