Students Spread Spirit of Service on Trips to Chicago, New York
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 [10:10 AM]
Students and staff point to the Lindsey Wilson tile
in the kitchen of God's Love We Deliver.
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Earlier this month, two groups
of Lindsey Wilson College students and staff took the spirit of
Malvina Farkle Day on the road.
The two traveled to Chicago and New York over fall break to
serve the less fortunate. The New York group worked with God's Love We
Deliver, an organization that delivers meals to terminally ill
residents. The Chicago group worked with the Institute
of Cultural Affairs, an organization that delivers community
Malvina Farkle Day is an annual fall day in
which the LWC community celebrates community service.
"On that day, we encourage students to make service a part of
their daily lives, and that's exactly what these two groups of
students did over their recent fall break," said LWC Dean of
Students Chris Schmidt.
This was the 10th year LWC students have worked with God's Love
"To date, this has to be one of the best trips we had had to
God's Love We Deliver in NYC," Schmidt said. "We did morning and
afternoon shifts in the kitchen, van deliveries all over the five
borough (of New York City), and walking delivers throughout
"We did it all, and actually filled in for some other volunteer
groups that had to cancel last minute. The volunteer director
commented often on how we really saved them some much needed time
and help when we filled in and volunteered extra time."
Schmidt said the work with God's Love is right in line with the
Lindsey Wilson mission.
"GLWD and LWC feel like the same place since we have worked
there so much," he said. "Our work at GLWD is directly in line with
our mission and continues to show how Lindsey Wilson College and
our campus community are making a difference in people's lives
throughout the country."
Instructor of history Asa Swan headed the group that went to
"Our group of 17 was so blessed to spend most of fall break with
the wonderful people at the Institute of Cultural Affairs in
Chicago," said Swan.
Swan said the trip was a success because of its unique blend of
service and exploration.
"Whether we were learning about sustainability, exploring
uptown, or working at the People's Church Homeless Shelter, the
Going Global Learning Community's trip to Chicago experienced
service-learning at its best," Swan said.
Amelia Withers of Russell Springs, Ky., was among the students
who made the trip to Chicago.
"Being able to help those in need in a city like Chicago was
very eye opening," Withers said. "We had a blast and I got to see
many things I never had before. It felt good to be working with my
school to do good in a place so far from home."
Click here to see pictures of the service trip
to God's Love We Deliver.