For more than 20 years, Western Illinois University students have gone across the United States during spring break all in the name of helping others as part of WIU’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program.

ASB, which is within Volunteer Programs in the WIU Office of Student Engagement (OSE), will once again hit the road this spring, to Memphis, TN. Nine WIU students will immerse themselves in the city by giving back to the community by working with JustCity CourtWatch and Clare’s House Women’s Shelter, from March 14-18. The students will also tour the Civil Rights Museum and learn about the history of several historic sites in the town, along with the culture of rich Memphis blues music scene.

Fundraiser Set for Western Illinois University's Alternative Spring Break Program

2019 Alternative Spring Break at the Crossroads Community Services food pantry in Dallas.

To assist with funding, ASB is hosting a series of fundraisers during the Spring 2022 semester, including a program through CharlestonWrap that kicks off today (Jan. 18). The fundraiser can be accessed at https://bit.ly/34Vrd1T. Individuals can also contribute at https://www.givecampus.com/schools/WesternIllinoisUniversity/alternative-spring-break-2022.

For more information on WIU’s Alternative Spring Break program, contact Taylor Zeigler at TL-Zeigler@wiu.edu.

Fundraiser Set for Western Illinois University's Alternative Spring Break Program
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