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Community Commitment


Join 1,000 of your fellow Buckeyes in making Saturday, August 26th a day you will not forget! Become connected to the Columbus community at Pay It Forward’s 21st Annual Community Commitment, one of the largest single-day community service events held on a college campus!


Since 1997, Buckeyes have started the new school year by coming together to serve the Columbus community. After meeting in the Ohio Union, students travel to one of many agencies across Columbus where they serve alongside one another. Past projects have included working at COSI, local food pantries, the Columbus Zoo, and at a variety of other nonprofit agencies!


We look forward to serving with you!


Quick Facts:

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Registration Begins: 9:00 a.m. at the Ohio Union

End Time: Approximately 2:00 p.m.


What Do You Need To Know?

-Volunteers will be taken on a first come, first serve basis

-Breakfast and lunch will be provided

-Bus transportation will take you to and from a community agency

-Please wear closed-toe shoes & comfortable clothing

-Free t-shirt provided!



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