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UNT community gives back for Big Event

UNT community gives back for Big Event

UNT community gives back for Big Event
March 31
00:05 2015

Hannah Ridings / Staff Photographer

The 2015 Big Event started bright and early Saturday as students gathered at the Library Mall for a breakfast before heading out to their job sites.

Every year UNT participates in the nationally recognized day of giving back to the community by lending a helping hand.

Students broke off into groups to assist local shops, nonprofits and UNT’s own campus.

More than 2,500 students, alumni and faculty came out to help better the community.

After a day of volunteering, the groups met back at the Library Mall for a celebration of the day’s events.

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Biology freshman Owen Saenz, right, participated in his first Big Event and has enjoyed his time giving back. History junior Aaron Davis a junior helps Saenz keep UNT’s campus clean by picking up trash.

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Criminal justice senior Susan Kelly hoists a tray of sandwiches. Kelly made, packed and loaded them in a food truck that distributed the sandwiches to the homeless and homeless shelters.

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Big Event volunteers dance and play with hula-hoops while a disk jockey blasts tunes at the Library Mall. Food trucks passed out drinks to the students until 2 p.m.

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 Green tables stretched in front of the Hurley Administration Building for Big Event. Big Event offers students the opportunity to give back to the community, groups helped nonprofits, local schools and local businesses.

Featured Image: Groups returned to the Library Mall after completing their service projects and sat, ate and danced after the day’s work. The day began at 7:30 a.m. in the Library Mall and winded down in the afternoon.

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