University of Redlands Bulldogs Unite Across the Nation to Serve Their Local Communities

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On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, the University of Redlands family will prove their commitment to service as students, alumni, faculty, family and friends will unite to serve their local communities across the United States for the sixth annual Bulldogs in Service Day.

This year, University of Redlands Bulldogs will participate in 26 different services projects in 23 American cities. Participants of Bulldogs in Service Day will serve communities across the nation stretching from Honolulu to New York City.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, the University of Redlands family will prove their commitment to service as students, alumni, faculty, family and friends will unite to serve their local communities across the United States for the sixth annual Bulldogs in Service Day.

This year, Bulldogs will participate in 26 different services projects in 23 American cities. Participants of Bulldogs in Service Day will serve communities across the nation stretching from Honolulu to New York City. Other major American cities with community service locations include: Los Angeles, Denver, Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, New York and Washington D.C.

The idea for an annual service day began in 2007 after a group of University alumni journeyed to New Orleans to help with clean-up efforts after Hurricane Katrina. Bulldogs in Service started with 14 different projects in April 2008. For the past five years since its creation, Bulldogs in Service day gathers nearly 500 participants who help to clean beaches and parks, pack food for the hungry and serve their local community in many other ways.

This year, notable projects will include preparing and labeling books for children in Redlands, Calif., volunteering at a horse riding center for developmentally disabled children in Norco, Calif., coastal restoration in San Diego, and cleaning up the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C.

University of Redlands students, parents, faculty and alumni are encouraged to sign up for the projects and events in their area or, engage in independent service in their own community in the spirit of the day.

To register for a service project in your area please call 909-748-8011 or visit bulldogconnect.redlands.edu.

About University of Redlands
The University of Redlands is an independent, non-profit, liberal arts and sciences university consistently ranked among the best universities in the nation. Since the university's founding in 1907, Redlands has emphasized academic rigor, personal development and interdisciplinary studies. As a pioneer in the burgeoning field of spatial learning, Redlands integrates spatial learning across academic disciplines. At the innovative Johnston Center, students have the opportunity to design their own custom major. Home to one of the oldest accredited music programs in California, the conservatory-style School of Music educates the whole musician. Adults may continue their education with programs tailored for working professionals at the Schools of Business and Education.

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