Service Is At Its Height at Waldorf College
Waldorf College - Friday, October 20, 2006


As you might have noticed, purple and gold banners hang around the campus of Waldorf College. Words of the college's new tagline, Learn, Live, and Serve appear on the banners. These words are the inspiration behind Waldorf College's new campaign, 50 Days of Service. The 50 consecutive days of service will begin March 2 of next year with a kickoff event. It will end on the last day of school with a celebration. Students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Waldorf College will all contribute to the success of this event.

Josh Damm, a recent Waldorf College graduate, who is now working in Waldorf's marketing department, came up with the 50 Days idea. “Students might tend to think service is about raking leaves for a neighbor,” said Damm. “But our hope is that Waldorf students will expand their understanding of service. Each student can use his or her own talent and interest to serve in many ways that will benefit others.”

The Rev. Steve Smith, a religion professor at Waldorf, is also serving on the 50 Days committee. “Students will learn to live lives of service,” Professor Steve Smith said.

Projects in the 50 Days of Service might include collecting pop-tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, packaging food for the Save My Starving Children organization, hosting a blood drive, and gathering clothes for shelters to name a few. Along with the daily projects, Campus Pastor Charlene Cox is also planning three mission trips over spring break. “Service is bigger than what we think it is. Every single person involved discovers something about him or herself through service,” Cox said.