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WCSU hosts fourth Western Day of Service

Image of Day of Service participants in 2016
Day of Service participants in 2016

DANBURY, CONN.—Western Connecticut State University will host the fourth Western Day of Service (WDS) as it encourages students, faculty, staff and alumni to commit to some form of volunteer work on Friday, April 20, 2018.

The opening ceremony featuring WCSU President Dr. John Clark and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton will be streamed online.

During last year’s WDS, close to 500 volunteers fanned out and helped at places such as Lake Kenosia, Escape to the Arts, Danbury Fire Department, City Center Danbury, Ives Concert Park, Danbury Museum & Historical Society, the Salvation Army, Danbury PAL, Still River Greenway and Maplewood Senior Center — just 10 of the more than 40 community agencies WDS benefited. Volunteer activities included everything from reading to elementary school students, painting stairwells, sorting through donated clothes, cleaning and pulling weeds to washing fire trucks and ambulances.

WestConn anticipates 600+ volunteers this year at more than 45 local sites. They will be visible across town as work teams wearing bright sky blue t-shirts.

Townsquare Media, owner of I95 and KICKS105.5 has come on board as a supporter of Day of Service this year, bringing its street team to the event kick-off to hand out bottled water to the volunteers before they head off to their work sites.

Townsquare Media Market President George Mihalopoulos said, “Townsquare Media Danbury looks forward to supporting the Annual Day of Service. I95 and KICKS 105.5 are committed to promoting events like Western’s Day of Service to help further community causes.”

A photo gallery of images from the previous Day of Service events can be found at

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.




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