June 28, 2011
Two "Volunteer Days"� scheduled for July; Alumni and community invited to lend a hand on campus

At Lees-McRae College, we are serious about volunteerism! We welcome volunteers to sign up for our annual clean-up and light restoration of campus before our freshman and returning students come back for fall classes. Mark your calendar for July 28 and July 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Last summer, Volunteer Day was so successful that we are hosting volunteers for two days this year. Now volunteers can sign up to work on campus for just one day, or for two for an even more positive impact! This endeavor is perfect for any person or small group of adults who want to lend their talents and skills short-term for the beautification of campus.

After the first Volunteer Day on July 29, 2010, President Buxton declared it a great success. "Our first Volunteer Day has been a great success. It's amazing what a little paint and 'elbow grease' can do!" said Lees-McRae College President Barry M. Buxton.

With more than 150 volunteers last year, Volunteer Day turned into Volunteer Days. Projects will include painting, cleaning, landscaping, carpentry, and beautification of campus!

Volunteers will gather in the Mac Donald Dining Hall to meet with their prospective group. Each project on both days will be led by an LMC employee. Supplies and lunch will be provided in MacDonald Dining Hall. If you represent a company and your company would like to appear on our supply list of donated items, please contact Cindy Priest, Assistant to the President, at (828) 898-8785 or email her at

Register online today for one or both Volunteer Days. Click HERE to register!

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