The ninth annual LovePalos event was held on Saturday, May 1. The event gives Trinity students, faculty, and staff another opportunity to serve the community, with a focus on neighborhood clean-up and beautification.
Anna Rosas ’06, director of community partnerships and service learning, led a brief commissioning service before volunteers headed out to their designated work sites. In addition to Navajo Hills Homeowner Association participants, approximately 130 volunteers worked throughout the morning.
Some of the sites included:
Elim Christian Services
Navajo Hills Homeowners Association
Palos Heights Parks and Recreation
Pass it On Thrift Store
Providence Life Services
Trinity Christian College campus
“We would like to thank Trinity for the LovePalos crew that came to our recreation center on Saturday. They were very receptive to the work and gave it their all,” said Jane Benedict, assistant director of Palos Heights Parks & Recreation. “Areas of our agency that were neglected due to lack of time and staff were finally able to be given care. We appreciate all of the students’ efforts and all that they did here.”
LovePalos is one of many events in a spring tradition called CampusFest. CampusFest is coordinated by the Office of Student Activities and is a collaborative event between Residence Life and the Office of Community Partnerships.