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Living the Mission on Vincentian Service Day 2023

Last month, more than 500 students, faculty and staff members took part in Vincentian Service Day by volunteering their time, talent, and energy at 32 sites across the city.

Started during the 1998-1999 academic year, Vincentian Service Day has become an annual tradition that brings the DePaul community together for a day of community service and reflection.

The May 6 schedule began with a light breakfast, a Vincentian Service Day T-shirt giveaway and a morning kick-off program at the Sullivan Athletic Center. DePaul President Rob Manuel welcomed the volunteers, and faith leaders from the Division of Mission and Ministry offered prayers and invocations for all to experience a great day of community service and the spirit of generosity.

Students Diego Galloza and Lindsay Brisley, dressed as St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, helped send off the students, faculty, and staff to their volunteer sites.

Volunteers then boarded buses and public transportation to set off for locations across Chicagoland.

After helping out at more than 30 community partner organizations, Vincentian Service Day participants headed back to the Lincoln Park Campus for a barbecue on the Quad. (Photos by Diane M. Smutny/DePaul University)