Indiana Women's Basketball Lends a Hand to the Bloomington Shalom Community Center
July 26, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Members of the Indiana women's basketball team spent a few hours giving back to the Bloomington community by volunteering at the Shalom Community Center on Wednesday, July 25.
The Hoosiers spent the afternoon learning about the center and organizing products they use to serve the community.
"We love having IU students volunteer, including the women's basketball team," Pam Kinnaman, the volunteer and resource coordinator at the Shalom Community Center said. "I think it was a great opportunity for them to see the services that we provide for the community and I think they were excited about getting involved. It was great to get a group to come in and tackle projects for us and we would love to see them on a regular basis."
The Shalom Community Center is a safe daytime resource center for those who are experiencing homelessness and poverty. The center helps guests get in contact with more than 18 social service agencies and provide in-house programs to people to improve prospects for self-sufficiency. The center also provides a variety of services, including breakfast and lunch daily, laundry facilities, art and writing groups, a small library and clothing.
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