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Various organizations volunteer during week

Fellows is hosting a volunteer week from Monday to Friday to benefit various non-profit organizations around the area.
“Volunteer Week allows Bradley students to stay involved in the community through activities and donations that they might not be able to participate in on a regular basis,” publicity chairwoman Rachel Smith said.
Different activities are available throughout volunteer week and each was headed by a committee that got to choose which organization their activity would help, Smith said.
Sophomore finance major Monica Bylina said she enjoys volunteering and likes the variation of Volunteer Week.
“I like how it helps several organizations instead of just one,” she said. “That way it’s more likely to get people’s attention. They might connect or have personal experience with one more than another.”
Students can tie-dye shirts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday on Olin Quad to benefit the Children’s Hospital. It is free to tie-dye children’s shirts and $1 to tie-dye a shirt of your own.
Pie Your Professor will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday on the quad for $1. The proceeds will support Paws Giving Independence, a service organization that trains and provides seeing-eye dogs for free.
On Thursday, there are more volunteer activities. Students can make cards for OSF patients from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Michel Student Center. Also during that time, vans will be available to shuttle volunteers to the Crittenton Center, a day care and crisis nursery.
“Volunteers would be playing with kids or feeding them,” Smith said. “There might be some outside work, but mostly they would be with the kids.”
There will also be Easter Seals benefit performances by On the Rocks and BBQ Kitten at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Baker B51. Tickets will be pre-sold all week and at the door.
There is no charge for the class but donations are appreciated, Smith said.
In addition to the events Fellows is hosting, volunteer week coincides with Donate Life Week, held by Alpha Phi Omega.
“We encourage people to go to their event too,” Smith said. “We don’t want to take away from theirs, we want people to go to all of these events.”
Donate Life Week provides students with the opportunity to learn about organ and tissue donation. APO will host a table from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Student Center.
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