CHICAGO- On Feb. 23rd, 2011, some of the members of the Saint Xavier University Women's Soccer team volunteered their time to helping out at the S.T.A.T. Brown Bag Project.  S.T.A.T. stands for "Service Through Action Team."  The purpose of this project was to make brown bag lunches to donate to local community shelters.  Participants helped with making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and packing other snacks into bags in an "assembly line" fashion.  On this particular evening, the participants made over 350 lunch bags in less than one hour!  To date, they have made over 2500 lunches, all from items that have been donated by students, and those in the community.  A few weeks prior to these Brown Bag Projects, the S.T.A.T team places boxes around the school where people are able to donate food for the lunches.    

"I think it's a lot of fun to do projects like this with your teammates and friends," commented junior Brittany DeRiggi on the Women's Soccer team.  "Helping out at a good cause builds character and helps with team cohesion when we are able to do stuff like this together."  

The next Brown Bag Project is scheduled for April 27th, 2011 at 6P.M. in the SXU Diner.  All donations, including time, is much appreciated for this cause.  

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