Millikin students to perform community service during ADM/Millikin Day of Service event

New Big Blue students and ADM volunteers will be out and about around Decatur during New Student Welcome Week.

Millikin Day of Service

DECATUR, Ill. – Millikin University first-year students will be performing community service at various locations around the Decatur, Ill., community on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon as part of the University’s New Student Welcome Week experience. 

This year, ADM and Millikin University are partnering for Millikin’s Annual Day of Service. ADM volunteers will work alongside first-year Millikin students to help with community service activities throughout the Decatur area.

Day of Service

The partnership is made possible through the ADM Cares charitable organization, which works to sustain and strengthen the communities where ADM’s employees work and live by directing funding to organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental change. 

Millikin students and volunteers will perform community service at the following locations in the Decatur area: 

  • Illinois Children’s Museum
  • Northeast Community Fund
  • James Millikin Homestead
  • Beautify Decatur
  • African American Genealogical Society
  • Oakwood Business District
  • Good Samaritan Mercy Gardens
  • God’s Shelter of Love
  • Block by Block
  • Salvation Army 
  • MU Food Pantry
  • Dennis Garden 

Students and volunteers will gather at Fairview Park at noon to celebrate with service and have lunch. 

Day of Service

The Day of Service is a key component of New Student Welcome Week which gives new students a blend of essential information for classes and life on campus, as well as social opportunities with your peers and faculty. It is the best opportunity to experience what Millikin offers before coursework begins.

To arrange media coverage of the Day of Service, contact Millikin University Public Relations Coordinator Matthew Flaten at 217.420.6636 or