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Berry's Heart

In any given week there are multiple opportunities for Berry College students to volunteer, from assisting on a Habitat for Humanity build to tutoring children.

Martha Berry, the schools founder, instilled the concept “head, heart, and hands” in 1902 and more than 100 years later this motto is still a vital belief among Berry’s students. 

Berry College Volunteer Services recently took part in the nationwide Make a Difference Day. More than 300 Berry students took part in projects throughout Rome and Floyd County, but the student organization also has ongoing opportunities for students such as tutoring or visiting patients in hospice. Students are currently collecting toys for Toys for Tots. 

“Service presents opportunities for students to get to know Rome and builds foundations for gaining a better understanding of the world,” said Berry College Volunteer Services Director Sydney Hulebak. 

The Berry College Chaplain’s Office also hosts opportunities for students to serve. This year the chaplain’s office took part in Operation Christmas Child in which students fill a shoe box with basic hygiene items, toys, and school supplies. These shoes boxes are then delivered around the world to third world countries. Not only are the children given the gifts in the shoe box, but they are also given a copy of the Bible in their own language.

Written by Student Public Relations Assistant Liz Bradford. Photos by student photographers Michaela Grass, Hayden Sloan, Mary Claire Stewart