Monday, October 28, 2013

Pitt Students Make a Difference in Sheraden

Collecting Surveys
Saturday October 26th was the University of Pittsburgh's 6th annual Pitt Make A Difference Day. The event links over 3,000 student volunteers with a day of service projects in over 70 communities across the city.

Sheraden was lucky to receive 48 volunteers arriving in the morning by school bus. The students were divided into smaller groups and led by Sheraden residents to areas of the neighborhood in need of litter cleanup. A group of 10 opted to lend a hand engaging residents and administering a survey to learn about their experiences and perceptions of the neighborhood. They performed well, knocking on nearly 100 doors and getting 20 surveys completed in about 2 hours.
Don't trash my turf!

After a sunny morning of collecting surveys and a huge heap of litter, the students were treated to pizza and refreshments provided by Councilperson Theresa Kail-Smith's office. The day's activities were organized by the Sheraden Community Council and the Sheraden Kiwanis Club.

Relaxing in front of Langley

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