Cherie Leung



ORANGE COUNTY, California; February 20th, 2016 –– Circle K International (CKI) members are ready once again to lead hundreds of volunteers in their annual event, the District Large Scale Service Project (DLSSP). This year, DLSSP South will take place on Saturday, February 20th across 3 different locations: Santiago Park, Heritage Museum, and Veterans First Homeless Shelter in Santa Ana, CA.

The annual service event is planned by students from California, Nevada, and Hawaii, to bring together college student volunteers from multiple colleges and universities to make a direct impact in a single day on the community.


DLSSP South is led this year by Whitney Tang, a third year student attending Cal State Fullerton University. Tang exclaims, “I am so excited for the members of Cal-Nev-Ha to experience this event! My subcommittee has been hard at work in making this successful, and our goal is to provide a variety of meaningful projects, where members can really see the impact they’re making.”


Previous projects have hosted over 300 volunteers; so far, this year has already set records in securing over 400 volunteers. Many DLSSPs in the past have focused primarily on environmental initiatives, but with 3 different locations this year, volunteers are able to partake in more community and culture-based projects, such as planting a new garden at the museum or restoring land at the shelter.


The newest partnership and focus for this year’s project, Veterans First Homeless Shelter, aligns with the CNH District Service Initiative for 2016-2016, “Hope for the Homeless,” as it seeks to restore a temporary housing area for veterans. A representative from Veterans First remarks, “We are all extremely excited to have Circle K volunteer for us seeing young people from the community supporting the veterans through their times of hardships really boosts their morale.”

Founded in 1934, Circle K International is an international collegiate service organization that aims to promote service, leadership, and fellowship to all communities alike. It currently has over 13,000 members across multiple districts around the globe. The Cal­-Nev-­Ha District, formed in 1954, consists of over 2,800 members from all over California, Nevada, and Hawaii. For more information on the Cal-­Nev-­Ha District of Circle K International and its events, visit