University of Charleston

Charleston, WV – While many students take the Labor Day holiday off, University of Charleston students will be hard at work.

UC is launching a new initiative to ensure that students, faculty and staff are working to achieve the university’s mission to prepare each student for lives of productive work, enlightened living, and community involvement.

The initiative, called “Labor of Love”, will be a community service day on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019. Typically, UC students attend classes on that day, but this year no classes are being held. Instead, students will participate in community service activities organized by a UC task force team.

In Charleston, UC will partner with the Charleston Mayor’s Office and the City of Charleston to allow students, faculty, and staff to participate in many different types of community service activities. Included in the list are both beautification and service projects, including trash pickup, landscaping, painting, visiting nursing homes, putting together hygiene bags to be donated, and more.

After completing service work from approximately 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., participants will enjoy a social gathering, lunch, and a baseball game at Power Park.

West Virginia American Water Company will be providing water to those who participate in the day of service.