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2020 Virtual Global Day of Service


  • Author:

    Aimee Klevorn

  • Published:

    April 9, 2020

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When you’re a Spartan, you’re part of something far bigger than campus’ 5,200 acres. Each year, Spartans participate in the Global Day of Service to harness the power of service and demonstrate what Spartans can do in a single day.

Due to the novel coronavirus, we’re harnessing the same power, but doing things a little differently this year. On April 18, Spartans worldwide will make an extra effort to serve MSU and their communities while following social distancing recommendations and guidelines set by respective authorities.

From sharing sidewalk chalk art, to writing thank you notes to health care workers, to supporting MSU students, we know that the MSU community’s impact will be felt around the world. The Center for Community Engaged Learning's expansive list provides ways to get involved in the local community and beyond. 

There are many who could use an extra boost of encouragement and kindness right now. Let’s show the world what Spartans can do! 

Share Your Story

How did you serve your community on April 18? Show us by posting to your social media channels. Use #SpartansServe and tag the MSU Alumni Office (@msualumni) in your posts. To see how other Spartans served, scroll on! 

Here are some ideas:

Connect

  • Create a profile on MSU Connect to virtually mentor students.
  • Share your Spartan swag in the windows of your house.
  • Color and post a Spartan thank you printable thanking those who deliver to your home.
  • Create a green and white mosaic pattern or other sidewalk chalk design. 
  • Share your ideas for connecting while social distancing on your social media channels using #SpartansStayHome or #IStayHome.
  • Write thank you letters or create cards for Spartan heroes in your community

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Serve

  • Offer elderly neighbors assistance with grocery or prescription pickup.
  • Help neighbors with their lawn work or gardening.
  • Make face masks for health professionals or nursing homes.
  • Donate blood.
  • Donate paper products, personal hygiene products, diapers, etc. to a local community outreach center.

 

Invest

  • Support one of the university's emergency funds benefiting students.
  • Explore local causes in your community (e.g., food banks, non-profit organizations, etc.).
  • Find out if there are ways that you can still purchase from local small businesses.

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For more ideas, visit the Center for Community Engaged Learning's expansive list which provides ways to get involved in the local community and beyond. 

We look forward to seeing all the ways Spartans spread positivity on this year's unconventional Global Day of Service. Don't forget to use #SpartansServe and tag the MSU Alumni Office (@msualumni) in your stories.

 
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Shout out to the @NYC_Spartans for this awesome writing campaign! #SpartansServe https://t.co/G9hQ4u9zGO
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A big thank you to the amazing kitcatnyc, for inviting me to join her glamourgals zoom gathering tonight to make letters for seniors. We were joined by her awesome alumni friends of nyc_spartans. I brought my #HostraPride.
#GlamourGals is a wonderful organization comprised of teen volunteers who provide companionship and complimentary makeovers to residents in senior homes. Due to Covid-19 and restrictions to visit seniors, the organization has pivoted and have now started a #MyDearFriend letter campaign. The letters people post online will reach seniors all around the country. If you or a group you belong to are interested in writing letters, check out the glamourgals Instagram page to learn more and participate. ❤️
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Fun time participating with the @glamourgals tonight!
#GlamourGals is a wonderful organization that started a #MyDearFriend online campaign to reach out to seniors in retirement homes during this isolating time. ❤️
#MyDearFriend #GGMovement #spartanswillserve @kitcatdaniel https://t.co/WrqoakWRkr
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Hanging out with my @NYC_Spartans and #GlamourGals friends making cards for isolated seniors. #SpartansWillServe #VirtualService #MyDearFriend #GGMovement @GGFounder @kitcatnyc @ConnectWClaire https://t.co/zilqC1JlJH
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Kindness across the miles writing #mydearfriend letters for glamourgals + isolated seniors. Thanks to creative friends+ nyc_spartans for hosting and making seniors feel 💚#ggmovement #spartanswillserve #kindess #spartanwill #endseniorisolation #volunteering #givingback #glamourgals
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Kindness across the miles making #mydearfriend letters for isolated seniors + glamourgals . Thanks nyc_spartans for hosting and all our creative friends for crafting! #ggmovement #spartanswillserve #spartanswill #kindnotes #volunteering #kindness
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Virtual service events are going live! We have 3 upcoming #MyDearFriend letter writing parties; Brunch on Saturday at 11am EST, a kids letter writing party Sunday at 11am EST & a happy hour Wednesday at 6pm EST. DM us or email for the Zoom links! #SpartansWillServe
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Virtual service events are going live! We have 3 upcoming #MyDearFriend letter writing parties; Brunch on Saturday at 11am EST, a kids letter writing party Sunday at 11am EST & a happy hour Wednesday at 6pm EST. DM us or email for the Zoom links! #SpartansWillServe https://t.co/dZfGhrZY6p
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Senior isolation is now 💯 and we need your help! Tune in LIVE Friday 12pmEST with me, glamourgals & nyc_spartans to find out more! It’s free, easy, safe and helps put a smile on seniors faces! #mydearfriend #ggmovement #spartanswillserve #gogreen💚
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🎥Today begins our video series of adviser interviews! First up: Lindsay, who serves at Peck and Sandusky High Schools. .
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Join #MSUNYC & @GlamourGals to support the #MyDearFriend letter writing campaign! #spartanswillserve
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#MSUNYC is going LIVE on Instagram today at noon! Join us and glamourgals to learn more about our first virtual service opportunity. We'll be discussing the #MyDearFriend letter writing campaign and how YOU can join us in supporting isolated seniors. #SpartansWillServe
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RT @JacksonSpartans Thanks everyone, for showing how much you care! #SpartansServe @msualumni https://t.co/P35nlqytc1
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🎥 Adviser Interview: Seth Cunningham, Frederick Douglass and West Side Academies, on his favorite things about the position.
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Apply to MSUCAC to help students access their potential! Posting number 3207926 on Handshake 🤝
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🎥 Adviser Interview: Sidney Anderson, West Ottawa High School, on the incredible opportunities she’s had as an MSUCAC college adviser. .
Apply to MSUCAC today! Posting number 3207926 on Handshake.
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RT @MSUPamelaJ I'm grateful that Saturday is @msualumni virtual service day. Seeing community come together for the greater good is food for the soul. Here is a cool project you can participate in: https://t.co/gLLRjQ4JUU #SpartansServe @DetroitSpartans @MSUOakland @MSUBA_OC
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RT @msualumni We did it, Spartans. In one day, we flexed our collective muscle and made an immediate impact in communities around the globe. 💪🏼🌎

Thank you to all who participated in the 2020 Virtual Day of Service.

#SpartansServe https://t.co/o2J11gt1Xr
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RT @MSUPamelaJ Just a quick note of appreciation for ⁦@msualumni from⁩ ⁦@MSUMD⁩ ⁦@MSU_Osteopathic⁩ & @michstnursing. #SpartansServe #SpartansWill #SpartanNurses@michiganstateuhttps://t.co/xVAfPAuA0V
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RT @msualumni We did it, Spartans. In one day, we flexed our collective muscle and made an immediate impact in communities around the globe. 💪🏼🌎

Thank you to all who participated in the 2020 Virtual Day of Service.

#SpartansServe https://t.co/o2J11gt1Xr
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This past weekend, on April 18th, Tower Guard celebrated MSU’s 7th Annual Global Day of Service! Although they couldn’t physically be together, they wanted to continue to celebrate with a Virtual Day of Service! For their service project, they created thank you letters for the essential workers who continue to work through this current pandemic. Take a look at our amazing msutowerguard members and how they decided to show their appreciation. #SpartansServe #SpartansWill
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RT @msualumni We did it, Spartans. In one day, we flexed our collective muscle and made an immediate impact in communities around the globe. 💪🏼🌎

Thank you to all who participated in the 2020 Virtual Day of Service.

#SpartansServe https://t.co/o2J11gt1Xr
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RT @JacksonSpartans Thanks everyone, for showing how much you care! #SpartansServe @msualumni https://t.co/P35nlqytc1
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RT @msualumni We did it, Spartans. In one day, we flexed our collective muscle and made an immediate impact in communities around the globe. 💪🏼🌎

Thank you to all who participated in the 2020 Virtual Day of Service.

#SpartansServe https://t.co/o2J11gt1Xr
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RT @dncBrittanie For the MSU virtual day of service I donated to @nokidhungry and the local shelter here in MN, @P_S_P - helping families going through homelessness. A small way to give during this unprecedented time. #SpartansServe @msualumni #MSUglobaldayofservice #BeKind
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