400 Students, Alumni and Staff to Participate in "Holy Cross Cares Day"

WORCESTER, Mass. – Nearly 400 Holy Cross students, alumni and staff will take part in the second annual "Holy Cross Cares Day" on Saturday, April 8.  Showing their appreciation for the Worcester community, participants will spend the day performing service-oriented activities, such as: painting at several Worcester Public Schools, raking vacant lots and putting up fences.

The day begins at 9:30 a.m., with a breakfast and send-off from representatives of the Holy Cross administration.  Buses will transport the participants to numerous sites around the city.  Participants will work all day and return to Holy Cross around 4:30 p.m.  The day will culminate with a barbecue and a performance by a campus student band.

Among the sites slated to be part of Holy Cross Cares Day are: the Performing Arts School of Worcester, Girls Inc. of Worcester, Hitchcock Road Coalition, The Mustard Seed, Saints Francis & Therese Catholic Worker, Oak Hill CDC, Shepherd's Place, HIV/TIDES, Worcester East Middle School, Chandler Elementary Community School, Columbus Park School, Doherty High School, Elm Park Community School, Multiple Intelligences School at Dartmouth Street, and North High School.