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Bearkat All Paws In registration open, hope to reach a thousand volunteers

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Published: Thursday, January 17, 2013

Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013 01:01


Jessica Gomez | The Houstonian

Last years BAPI volunteers

Bearkat All Paws In registration opened up Wednesday; registration will remain open until February 14.  

BAPI is a volunteer initiative hosted by the Student Government Association. BAPI takes the registered volunteers in teams to places all around Huntsville.

Last year BAPI went to 28 different sites and had between 600 and 700 volunteers.   

Last year’s BAPI volunteers cleaned and sanitized Tomorrow’s Promise Montessori School, read and played games with the elderly at Ella Smither Geriatric Center, cleaned up Oakwood Cemetery, turned over products at New Life Resale Shop and helped out the Good Shepard Mission. The groups also worked at Hospitality House, Huntsville Health Center and YMCA.

 “This year we want to get a thousand volunteers,” BAPI Director Cristan Shamburger said.

The BAPI Team is also asking businesses for sponsorships so the whole community is involved.

Volunteer at Volunteers can sign up as individuals, an organization, or as a team.

For the first time, BAPI will also be hosted at The Woodlands Campus in addition to the main Huntsville campus.


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