100-Plus UMW Students Volunteer for Annual ‘Into the Streets’

A group of UMW students prepared nearly 10,000 meals for the organization Stop Hunger Now.

Bracing Saturday’s oddly humid October weather, more than 100 University of Mary Washington students gave up their weekend slumber to team with various community service organizations through “Into the Streets,” an annual event sponsored by Community Outreach and Resources (COAR). … [Read more...]

UMW Students Give Back During Fall Break

Junior Abbey Doherty

Fall Break offered little respite for Abbey Doherty. The junior spent the University of Mary Washington’s designated mid-semester break working to better the lives of an Eastern Shore community. Doherty was one of eight UMW students who spent four days in the town of Exmore, Va., as part of an Alternative Fall Break trip organized through the office of Community Outreach and Resources (COAR) and Habitat for Humanity. “I had such a phenomenal experience working with our group from UMW and everyone on the Habitat site,” said Doherty, who participated in an alternative break trip for the first time. “Not only were we a bonded group but we also were all there for the sole purpose of making a small yet important difference in someone else’s life. To us, an opportunity to give back was more than enough of a reason to ‘give up’ break.” The students spent seven hours a day nailing molding, painting doors, installing plumbing, cutting shelving and getting to know members of the … [Read more...]