Thanks to many supporters of Friends of East Campus, we will be able to renovate the Pueblo kitchen this winter. The kitchen has been an important part of the Pueblo for many years, helping promote the Springfield College mission of leadership in service to others.

Last year, almost 400 students and employees used the kitchen, including athletic teams, members of both the Campus Activities Board, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and students and staff at Pre-camp and Outdoor Pursuits. For these groups, part of the East Campus experience is enjoying a meal prepared for their peers, by their peers. During a recent retreat, the women’s basketball team used their dinner as an opportunity to promote cohesion. The team split up into groups; some set the dinner table and some prepared the dinner.

This way, the players learn that nothing is accomplished without everyone doing their part. The selfless act of service puts the needs of the team above the needs of the individual.

Thanks to many supporters of Friends of East Campus, we will be able to renovate the Pueblo kitchen this winter. The kitchen has been an important part of the Pueblo for many years, helping promote the Springfield College mission of leadership in service to others.

Last year, almost 400 students and employees used the kitchen, including athletic teams, members of both the Campus Activities Board, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and students and staff at Pre-camp and Outdoor Pursuits. For these groups, part of the East Campus experience is enjoying a meal prepared for their peers, by their peers. During a recent retreat, the women’s basketball team used their dinner as an opportunity to promote cohesion. The team split up into groups; some set the dinner table and some prepared the dinner.

This way, the players learn that nothing is accomplished without everyone doing their part. The selfless act of service puts the needs of the team above the needs of the individual.

The New Look

After renovating areas of the Pueblo in recent years, the new kitchen will bring that space up to par with the rest of the East Campus facilities. The new appliances and renovated layout will be more attractive to outside groups looking to host an event at East Campus, of which more than 300 outside visitors used the kitchen last year. Many of these groups would have to hire a catering service from a different location. Access to the Pueblo’s kitchen means they can bring or prepare a meal themselves, which helps many community groups that are on a tight budget. The new kitchen will make better use of space. The current layout features a long row of drawers, many of which are broken. The storage areas are spread out, leading to a scavenger hunt anytime someone needs to find a utensil. The new look will create dynamic work spaces that can be adapted based on the type of work that needs to be done.

You Make it Possible

All of this is only possible because of donors like you. This entire project is 100-percent funded from gifts to Friends of East Campus. As East Campus continues to grow in the number of visitors we serve each year, it’s vital to have the facilities available to adequately serve these groups.

Thank you for your past and continued support for Friends of East Campus. If you haven’t visited in a while, we hope you take the time to stop by to say “hi” and see the new kitchen.

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