CLEMSON — Several groups of Clemson University students are set to take part in a second annual day of service known as The Big Event, powered by ScanSource, on Friday. The event, a joint partnership between Campus Activities and Events, Fraternity and Sorority Life and University Housing and Dining, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Students take part in community service in 2016.

Students took part in Clemson’s inaugural “The Big Event” — a day of service — in 2016.
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Twenty community partners have committed to host Clemson students for the day of service:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • Anderson Interfaith Ministries
  • The Arts Center of Clemson
  • Brutontown Community Center
  • Clemson Community Care
  • Clemson Downs
  • Crossroads Animal Rescue
  • Mental Health America of Greenville County
  • Feed a Hungry Child of Pickens County
  • Foothills Area YMCA
  • Freetown Community Center
  • Habitat for Humanity of Pickens County
  • Mt. Pleasant Community Center
  • Pendleton Historic Foundation
  • Ripple of One
  • Safe Harbor
  • Sharing Inc.
  • Sterling Community Center
  • United Way of Pickens County

“Our students and community partners really enjoyed connecting last year,” said Kate Radford, associate director for student leadership and community engagement. “This year we’ve almost doubled our number of partners, and we’re going as far as Anderson and Greenville for projects. We are excited about its growth and hope to get to a point where this is seen as a major event every year.”