BYU Organization Sponsors Service Night

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    By Abram Cordell

    Students will be making quilts, coloring ABC books and knitting hats all in the name of service tonight in the Wilkinson Student Center Terrace.

    BYU”s Center for Service and Learning is sponsoring the Service to the World activity with the help of LDS Humanitarian Services.

    LDS Humanitarian Services provides the materials and then ships the completed service projects throughout the world, but BYU students provide the effort necessary to make the projects.

    The service that students render benefits the world, starting here in Provo. Local residents have benefited from the service students have offered at similar events, receiving hats knitted by students.

    In addition to making the quilts, ABC books and hats, students will be sewing and stuffing mini-footballs.

    Volunteers will be standing by to show students how to make the quilts and knit the hats.

    “Knitting the hats is so easy, the same with the quilts,” Nicole Scoville said. “If anyone has any questions we”re always around.”

    Scoville, a freshmen majoring in public relations from El Dorado Hills, Calif., is the program director for Service to the World.

    The Service to the World activity is designed to help students get out of their regular school mode, Scoville said.

    “It”s nice to get out of the selfish side of college and serve,” she said. “Our goal is to run out of things for people to do.”

    Students who attend are free to trickle in and out, offering as much or as little time as they can offer.

    “It”s a non-pressure type of activity,” Jeff Hart said.

    Hart, a senior from Macomb, Ill., majoring in finance, serves as an office assistant at the Center for Service and Learning.

    “I think its one of our better projects,” Hart said. “You don”t actually see where they go but you know it”s going to go to help some aspect of someone”s life.”

    What: SERVICE TO THE WORLD

    Where: Wilkinson Student Center Terrace

    When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday

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