GCU CityServe

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Campus celebration returns to in-person activities

March 03, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

An action-packed weekend is upon us as this year’s Homecoming Family Weekend draws closer. For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, events from Homecoming and Family Weekend will be restored to their in-person format. There is no shortage of ways to get involved on and off campus.

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GCU CityServe nears $750,000 of distributed goods

February 18, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

In a little more than five months, GCU CityServe’s warehouse has received an estimated $1.5 million of household items and is nearing $750,000 of goods distributed to families in need, thanks to the help of some 60 community partners, fundraisers such as the recent A Night in Support of CityServe, and countless volunteers. Just one example of the generosity shared through GCU CityServe is the almost 1,000 toys passed on to families at Christmastime. “It’s just story after story like that,” said GCU CityServe HUB Manager Nathan Cooper as the organization prepares to deliver more needed items to Habitat for Humanity families at Lopes Go Local on Feb. 26.

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Honors students give back by building bunk beds

December 13, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

All it took to make sure 70 kids in need got a bed to sleep in was a little hard work, love and the dedication of the GCU Honors College community Saturday morning. Volunteers gathered around the GCU CityServe HUB and teamed with the nonprofit organization Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build bunk beds that will be distributed to families in need. Sleep in Heavenly Peace founder and Executive Director Luke Mickelson said, “To see these college students see the joy that they feel when they know they’re giving back to something … it lasts with them the rest of their lives.”

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GCU CityServe officially opens distribution center

September 24, 2021 / by / 0 Comment

At an open house Thursday, GCU officially debuted its CityServe HUB, a 35,000 square-foot warehouse that will be the distribution site for household goods from major retailers such as Amazon and Costco. Those in-kind goods — everything from small appliances to furniture, printers and diapers, to name a few — will be disbursed to community partners that will put them in the hands of families in need. “To be able to do it on a college campus so you can mentor college kids on getting into this mindset, this worldview of helping the less fortunate? It’s fantastic. Praise God,” said Barry Meguiar of Meguiar Wax, a major CityServe supporter..

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