PV-NIU Collaboration Celebrates 20 Years

The first NIU group in 1999

On Saturday, students from Northern Illinois University and nearby Kishwaukee College will be arriving in Wyoming County, WV for a week of service with the PV Volunteers. This year is a special one as it marks the 20th year of this collaboration with the Newman Center at NIU. It seems like yesterday that we were welcoming that first group of nine students. It was an unknown for everyone at that point. Who would have known that 20 years later the tradition would be so strong. We have enjoyed this partnership over the years and met a lot of wonderful people who are trying to do their part to make the world a better place.

We are excited to begin this year’s service week. We will be posting each day during the week and encourage you to follow along and take this journey with us. The group will be doing a home repair project, working with Head Start and assisting at the St. Vincent dePaul warehouse in Pineville and at the Itmann Food Bank Distribution Day. Please hold them in your thoughts for a safe week and wonderful week.

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