In an effort to promote development within our community as well as our students, PAID partners each year with “The Big Event. Each year, PAID uses it’s large student network to promote wellness and outreach in the community. Enough students agree to participate in Big event each year, to be able to donate hours to multiple projects. In the past, students have helped to clear brush, rake leaves, pick up trash, tear down old buildings, paint fences, and even help the elderly to learn to use a cell phone. We are proud to be repeatedly, asked back to the same venues year after year because of the great values and respectfulness of our students which translates into thoroughly well-done jobs with no corners cut.
The Big Event at Texas A&M University is an organization that strives to uphold the ideals of unity and service. This one-day event is not based on socioeconomic need, but rather, it is a way for the student body to express their gratitude to the community that supports Texas A&M. It is important to remember The Big Event is not about the number of jobs completed or the number of students who participate each year. Instead, it is the interaction between students and residents, and the unity that results throughout the community that makes The Big Event so unique.
Since its introduction in 1982, The Big Event has become the largest, one-day, student-run service project in the nation. Each spring, tens of thousands of Texas A&M students come together to say “Thank You” to the residents of Bryan and College Station. For the past 38 years, Aggie students have participated in this annual event to show their appreciation to the surrounding community, completing service projects such as yard work, window washing, and painting for residents of the community. Although The Big Event has become the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation, our message and our mission remains the same – to simply say “Thank You.”
"Through service-oriented activities, The Big Event promotes campus and community unity as students come together for one day to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community.?
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