North Central hosts Intersection day of service Oct. 3

Sep 25, 2015

North Central College students will help families in need, spend time with children and the elderly and perform other acts of service on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Intersection, the College’s annual day of service in the community, is among many reasons North Central has earned recognition from the White House on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

North Central College’s Intersection event is in its ninth year. Student, faculty and staff volunteers work side by side with families, church groups, businesses and other volunteers to collectively organize and complete numerous service projects in a single day.

Saturday’s event kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at nine locations in Naperville and other communities, including 360 Youth Services, Emmanuel House, Green Harvest Food Pantry, Lakewood Nursing Home, Little Friends/Fall Festival, Loaves & Fishes Community Services, Touch My Heart and World Relief (two sites). Volunteers serve until 1 p.m. Cost to participate is $5/person, capped at $20 per family and includes breakfast and lunch. North Central College student registration is free.

Projects include serving at food pantries, helping bag food items, recycle books and music, and assist clients with food choices. Other projects include painting, running a fun fair with special needs children and their families, assisting with activities at a nursing home, performing landscaping and cleaning work, distributing bags to collect household items for refugee homes and more. Site locations are primarily in Naperville and Aurora but also include Plainfield.

Volunteers may learn more about projects and locations and register by visiting For more information, contact Karli Saner, assistant director of ministry and service at North Central College, at 630-637-5106 or