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One Good Thing: Alternative Spring Break

A group of Davenport University students decided to do some charitable worker, rather than hit a beach this past Spring Break.

For a lot of college students, Spring Break means beaches, booze and partying. But last month, a group of Davenport students did something entirely different.

The website, "News@DU" ran a story yesterday about the "Alternative Spring Break" program. Seven students from Davenport went to Detroit to take part.

They volunteered their time doing a number of things, including working with kids in a Head Start classroom, prepping meal deliveries for the elderly and homebound, and actually delivering those meals personally. They took time to give back to people in need. Even though they were in Detroit, at least one student was hit with the realization that people need help everywhere, including here on the West side of the state.

For taking time normally reserved for nothing but fun, the Davenport students who took part in "Alternative Spring Break" get today's One Good Thing. And if you'd like to read the News@DU story, you can find it HERE.

If you have a One Good Thing you'd like to submit - someone or something that makes West Michigan a good place to live - email me at OneGoodThing@WZZM13.com.