During the Spring of 2006, all of CSC?s events were done in cooperation with USC?s office of Community Service Programs. CSC helped organize and hold the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service on January 16, 2006. Nearly 400 USC students, staff, and faculty spent the day serving those in need. In February, CSC helped organize and hold the Day for Dillon, for which students traveled to Gordon Elementary School in Dillon, SC, to help one of the poorest school districts in the state by painting the hallways and breezeway and by doing general cleaning around the school. CSC also participated in and helped plan two Service Saturdays during the Spring of 2006. For these events, students worked with the SC Wildlife Federation, Keep the Midlands Beautiful, and the City of Columbia?s Operation Neighborhood to clear trails, construct deck railing, pick up litter, and clean neighborhoods near USC. In the Fall of 2006, CSC began holding events independent of CSP. In September, CSC participated in the United Way?s Day of Caring, where students visited Palmetto Richland Children?s Hospital to organize closets, clean windows, and prepare information packets for the United Way?s Walk for Life. In October, CSC organized the Moore Garden Clean-Up, which involved a total of 75 students and made an overgrown nature park much safer and more inviting. Students spent time between classes trimming brush and removing overgrowth from park entrances and a pond?s edge. In November, CSC organized Canned Creations, a competitive event for which students built creative structures from canned goods. Over 3700 donations were made to the Harvest Hope Food Bank. Also in November, CSC organized Carolina Cares, a holiday event which collected and donated to the Salvation Army over 1200 stuffed stockings. On January 20, 2007, CSC held USC?s 10th Annual MLK Day of Service. Volunteers turned out in record-breaking numbers (over 400 students) to serve their community at nine locations around Columbia.