SWU Day of Service
2020 - Date to be determined
The Day of Service is a day that has been dedicated to serving others. In honor of this day, there are no classes for on-campus students. Some projects will occur in the morning, afternoon, or all day. Students receive chapel credit for participating in one of the University-sponsored projects.
Recap Video — Day of Service 2018
2018 Project List
Below you will see a description of the completed service projects.
Asbury Hills is on 2,000 acres nestled in the northwest corner of South Carolina in the Blue Ridge mountains. Its mission is to serve all people for Christian birth, growth and renewal. Participants assisted in cleaning and building campsites to assist Camp Providence, a ministry of Asbury Hills.
Central Elementary is a Title I school located in Central, SC. Title I schools serve a high percentage of low income students. Because it is a Title I school, Central Elementary has a lot of needs that other schools in the area do not. Sponsored by SWU Track and Field, participants helped landscape the school grounds, and played with the schoolchildren.
Clemson Community Care serves low income families in Clemson, SC. Participants coordinated a paper drive (paper towels and toilet paper) prior to the Day of Service. On the Day of Service, participants delivered collected items to the center. Afterwards, participants brought pizza to the Renewal Center in Greenville, which serves women who have overcome struggles of addiction.
The Pickens County Historical Society invited a group of students to assist them in identifying graves and entering the information into a nation web database. This was a very unique opportunity to learn about the historical atmosphere of Easley, SC and be a part of a national recognized historical data entry team.
The Golden Corner Food Pantry is the largest food pantry in Oconee County, serving over 3,000 poor and disadvantaged people each month with emergency and supplemental food supplies. Their mission is to provide emergency and supplemental food to disadvantaged and low-income residents of Oconee County. They provide food for temporary relief until people can get back on their feet (emergency) or food for those who can’t quite make ends meet and need occasional help in getting by (supplemental). Students partnered with members of Golden corner to distribute, sort, and deliver food to members of the community as well as assist in any other needs of the pantry.
Participants cleaned up the lagoon behind the maintenance facility. They relocated construction blocks, bricks and building materials. Participants also loaded dumpsters with pieces of scrap metal.
The Potter's Place, located in Central, provides an environment of quiet solitude in which those who come can seek God and be molded into the vessel "The Potter" desires. Volunteers removed and hauled dead wood to burn piles, painting, window washing, planting flowers, and general outdoor work.
Under the direction of the superintendent of grounds, Rob Bowling, the grounds crew is responsible for the many outdoor venues, parklike settings and athletic fields at SWU. Volunteers filled divots on the tee boxes and picked up balls on the range and in the surrounding woods.