This past Friday, March 11th, 2016 over 300 Arizona Christian University students gathered in groups and set out to spend over 30 total hours serving the community at thirteen different locations. One Friday every spring, ACU cancels all classes to give students, staff and faculty the opportunity to participate in valley-wide service projects. Day of Outreach dedicates an entire day to serving organizations, schools, food banks, churches, etc. all over the Phoenix area.

“My favorite thing about ACU’s Day of Outreach this year was putting together 600,000 boxes of food that will feed 10,000 people who are hungry,” says Aubrey Beaman, a sophomore business major who served at Feed My Starving Children. “Day of Outreach brings ACU students to work together to make a difference in God’s kingdom.”

Students spent the day doing yard work and landscaping, painting over graffiti, cleaning student lockers, organizing clothing and food donations, packing boxes of basic needs and food, sorting and organizing diapers, serving meals, playing with neighborhood children and more.

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” (Galatians 5:13)

Arizona Christian University would like to thank the following organizations for giving students the opportunity to live out the school’s mission to serve Jesus.

AZ Baptist Children’s Services

Child Crisis Arizona

Christian Family Care Thrift Store

DUCK – Downtown Urban Community Kids

Feed My Starving Children

Graffiti Busters

Neighborhood Ministries Food Bank

Phoenix Rescue Mission

Scottsdale Bible Church Cactus Campus

St. Mary’s Food Bank

Salvation Army

House of Hope

Paradise Valley Christian Prep

Enjoy this student-created video showcasing some of the projects that took place during Day of Outreach 2016.
You can also check out our Facebook page for more images of our students and staff serving in the community!