Rowan University Gives Back to Glassboro During 'Back to the Boro' Event

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GLASSBORO, N.J. -

Students at Rowan University celebrated Earth Day by heading outside for some fun community service.

On Sunday, April 22nd, more than 1,600 student volunteers from Rowan put on their gardening gloves, picked up their shovels, and set out into the Glassboro community for the annual Back to the Boro event.

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Volunteers spent the day helping residents throughout the area with various projects to spruce up yards.

Officials say the event is a great way for students to give back and builds a stronger sense of community among all the people that call Glassboro home.

"The point of Back to the Boro is to literally get all of the Rowan students to come together and give back to the community, because the Glassboro community gives so much to us with just us being here and just engaging and showing so much love to the Rowan community, that we want to take one day out of the year to give back and show our appreciation for them," said Nayamah Kolliegbo, director of PR and special events for Rowan SGA.

During the Back to the Boro event, volunteers took part in more than 200 projects throughout the Glassboro community including painting decks, cleaning up litter, doing yard work, and helping to build patio furniture and swing sets.

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