Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Alumni News and News
The second annual KU Cares Month of Service gave Jayhawks the chance to meet each other and support their communities at the same time. Alumni in 23 cities across the country organized 27 different events.
The KU Alumni Association set out to have participants share the spirit of the holidays by giving back to people in need.
Here’s a sample of the many awesome events that alumni network volunteers organized. Thanks again to all who participated!
Phoenix Jayhawks: Lunches for the homeless
KU alumni in Phoenix packed meals for people in need at St. Vincent De Paul’s “Hearts and Hands” event.
Twin Cities Jayhawks: Halloween Supply Drive
Minneapolis Jayhawks started the month of service a day early: a night early, to be exact. They partnered with the St. Louis Park Emergency Program to spend their Halloween forgoing candy and collecting supplies for a local homeless shelter instead.
Portland Jayhawks: Oregon Food Bank
A small group made a big difference in Portland. Six Jayhawks showed their love for their city with two and a half hours of work leading to 455 packaged meals.
Milwaukee Jayhawks: Breakfast for military families
Area Jayhawks got to work to thank area veterans and their families by cooking breakfast at the the Fisher House, a temporary housing option for military families. Families stay at the house while their loved one receives care at the Medical Center.
Denver Jayhawks: Watch party with a purpose
Local alumni started their watch party season with a purpose. The group collected more than 500 items for the St. Francis Center, a local homeless refuge.
KU Cares Month of Service may be over, but Jayhawks can get together to support their communities anytime! Visit the KU Cares page for more information, and reach out to your local network leaders to organize an event in your area.