•  Mac Garrett 12

    Mac Garrett '12

    Make Good

    For Mac Garrett ’12, volunteering at Hamline takes all forms -- from raking leaves for the local elderly to organizing a benefit concert for more than 100 people. Garrett is president of STOVE: Students Together Organizing Volunteer Events, a group of students who do just that. “It’s cool to connect with the community,” says Garrett. “We have a really talented group and it’s fulfilling to volunteer. It’s also a good resume-builder.”

    The group organizes two volunteer projects per month such as book or food drives, in addition to its larger, annual events, including 30-Hour Famine and Benefit Concert and a sock hop to raise money for homelessness.

    Organizing such events is no small feat. Garrett gave us a by-the-numbers account of what it takes to put on the 30-Hour Famine and Benefit Concert:

    Weeks in planning: 6-8
    People who fasted: 30
    Combined total hours fasted: 900
    Hours volunteered, organizing food items: 45
    Bands: 9
    Hours of music played: 4
    People who attended: 150
    Cost of a ticket: Free for Pipers, $3 for non-Hamline students
    Money donated: $250

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    Nominations are now open for the 2016 John Wesley Awards. Five Wesley Awards of $5,000 each are given to two undergraduate students, one graduate student, one faculty member, and one staff member at Hamline each year. All nominations are due Thursday, March 10. 

    Snow has fallen, the sun is high, and the first Piper Report of 2016 is posted and ready for your viewing pleasure.

    Values in Action is looking for a student who can identify with and respect secular students, people of faith, and those who are still searching for meaning. You do not have to be an atheist to apply for this position, but work study is required. For more information or to apply, please contact Margot Howard at mhoward03@hamline.edu.