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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 8:54 a.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2007

'Heart to Heart Day' at UH has hundreds volunteering

Advertiser Staff

Several hundred University of Hawai'i students will be taking part in volunteer activities today to thank the community for supporting the university for the past century.

Starting at 8 a.m., the first-ever "Heart to Heart Day" kicks off with a rally on the lawn fronting Hawai'i Hall and Varney Circle at UH-Manoa. Faculty and students will participate in 36 volunteer activities and Chancellor Denise Konan will lead a group of more than 100 volunteers in picking up trash for several blocks around the campus and stenciling storm drains in upper Manoa Valley.

Other UH-Manoa groups are staging similar cleanups at Honolulu Zoo and Magic Island, collecting donations for the Hawaii Food Bank, sponsoring activities at the Palolo Chinese Home and Ronald McDonald House, and helping at the Kaka'ako Transitional Shelter.