University students roll up their sleeves for Brock Cares

Brock University students are getting ready to give back during the 10th annual Brock Cares Day of Service.

Around 300 students and staff members will be fanning out across Niagara to do good work in the communities they will call home for the school year.

Badgers will be lending local service groups a hand on Saturday by collecting donations for Project SHARE's Pack the Purolator event in Niagara Falls, visiting long term care home residents, picking up trash, and even helping out with a Canadian Blood Services blood drive.

"This is a chance for students to not only become acquainted with the community they're living in, but to also say 'thank you' to Niagara residents for welcoming them in," says Kristen Smith, Brock’s Manager of Community Outreach Programs in Student Life and Community Experience via a release. "We hope connections are formed that result in continued volunteer opportunities throughout the year."