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Mays Center to host Service Saturday at Diaper Bank

Mays Center to host Service Saturday at Diaper Bank - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

General the Jaguar and students package items at the Texas Diaper Bank as part of the Choose. Act. Impact volunteer event on Sept. 12, 2020. The Mays Center will volunteer here again for the Service Saturday event on July 17. Photo courtesy of the Mays Center Staff

Students can volunteer at the Texas Diaper Bank in this month’s Service Saturday event from 9 -11 a.m July 17 at the nonprofit, 1803 Grandstand Drive #150.

Volunteers should register for this event by noon July 16 by visiting JagSync, and clicking the GivePulse link, which includes instructions for signing up on the diaper bank’s website, said Aaron Guerrero, civic engagement coordinator, at the Mays Center for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement.

The Mays Center started Service Saturday to host a volunteer event every other Saturday in the fall and spring, and once a month in the summer due to things being a  “little slower,” Guerrero said. 

Students have volunteered at the Texas Diaper Bank once before as part of the Mays Center’s Choose. Act. Impact. event, where volunteers organized and labeled donated baby clothes by size, Guerrero said.

Volunteers can experience a “ fun kinda way to network, meet other people,” Guerrero said. 

“Just to volunteer in general, I think it’s good for the body and the soul,” Guerrero said. “It’s good … to do something out of your heart for someone else that you’re not gonna see. It’s not going to pay you back. It’s good for everyone to give back a little bit.” 

Guerrero said the Texas Diaper Bank is a worthy cause. 

“This organization helps underserved parents and mothers and babies in particular who are in need, who are economically challenged; We’ve seen those numbers rise and rise because of COVID,” Guerrero said.

Guerrero said students will help remove tags and separate clothes by size from donated baby clothes. 

Students, faculty and alumni can bring their friends and family along to help volunteer. There are 12 positions still available, Guerrero said. 

Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes, a T-shirt that volunteers don’t mind getting dirty and jeans for this event, Guerrero said.

Although details about COVID-19 guidelines are not mentioned by the Texas Diaper Bank, it is advised that volunteers still wear a face mask for this event as a precautionary effort, Guerrero said. 

On the day of the event volunteers should park in the back lot of the building next to the Texas Diaper Bank warehouse and across Bay 13, which is next to a big white semitrailer; from there someone will help volunteers in getting checked in. 

Volunteers can also contribute through cash donations, diaper donations and by donating  brand-new clothes for babies or children. For more information and ways to donate, volunteers can click here to learn more. 

For more information, visit https://tamusa.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7093148 or GivePulse or contact Aaron Guerrero at aguerrero2@tamusa.edu or 210-784-2427. 

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Xiclali Quinonez
Xiclali Quinonez
Xiclali Quinonez is a communications junior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio minoring in English. She received an associate degree in liberal arts from San Antonio College in May 2020. When she is not studying, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music and learning more about Korean culture. After she graduates, she hopes to apply to a teach English as a second language program in South Korea where she can more deeply explore their culture.

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