TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana State University is celebrating the start of the new school year by giving back to the community.
The college hosted its annual Donaghy Day of Service on Tuesday. While the event was scaled back this year due to the pandemic, the mission remained the same.
Volunteers worked inside Federal Hall on ISU’s campus to make plastic bag yarn. The material will then be given to non-profits that can use the yarn to create sleeping mats for the homeless.
“They’ve really enjoyed the activity and I’ve had several students that have said ‘hey, how can we do this again?’, ‘is this something that’s ongoing in the semester?’ and yes, it is. I think they’ve enjoyed being able to do something,” says Jessica Starr, Program Coordinator for ISU’s Center for Community Engagement.
Classes at ISU start on Tuesday.