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Slideshow: Volunteers make Garcia’s dream come true

February 12, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

GCU News Bureau Nearly 300 volunteers from Habitat for Humanity and Grand Canyon University spread their love and spirit at Alfred F. Garcia Elementary, one of the state’s most impoverished schools. The volunteers woke up early on a Saturday to shovel mounds of sand into two playground areas, paint the exterior wall of the school, turn the outdoor basketball, four-square and hopscotch squares into splendors of color, and even refill by hand the faded school emblem at the school’s entrance with fresh color. 

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CSET staff volunteers for Habitat for Humanity

February 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Dr. Mark Wireman, assistant professor in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, said this of his team’s recent experience volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity project: “The response from the CSET staff and faculty was tremendous and I did not even have to twist any arms to get them to volunteer. The response was so great that we were able to accomplish two projects on the same day. The teams worked hard at the projects which resulted in completing the jobs one to two hours early. “This is the third year that CSET has volunteered through Habitat for Humanity and each year the number of volunteers grows. I wouldn’t be surprised if we are working on three projects on the same day next year. If someone has never volunteered for a GCU/Habitat project, I would strongly recommend it as the work you do is minimal when compared to the gratefulness of the home owner and the experiences you gain with your GCU team.”

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Talking successful Turkey Drive

December 01, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Today GCU employees not only helped to distribute turkeys and all the trimmings to more than 12,000 families at St. Mary’s Food Bank, but they also contributed funds, matched by Pono Construction, that amounted to more than 41,000 meals added to the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance menu. With every $10 contributed, employees earned a Turkey Ticket to win a chance to win courtside seats for a GCU men’s basketball game. The 2017 campaign wrapped up Nov. 28, which was Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. The lucky winner of two courtside seats was drawn by none other than Butch Glispie, a favorite turkey co-conspirator.

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GCU Turkey Drive

November 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Enrollment employees for the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at Grand Canyon University have a lot to gobble about as their turkey trail grows in Building 71. The trail extends with every $10 donation, as does the mission of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.  

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