Hiram College alumni gathered in more than 30 cities and across 12 states on Sept. 13, 2014, with a common mission: to serve and give back.
This year’s Alumni Volunteer Day broke records in both the number of volunteer sites and the number of participants (300-plus). This is the 13th year of the event, built on the Hiram College Campus Day tradition, where students have a day off from class to serve the local community.
From Hiram, Ohio, to Phoenix, Ariz., here’s how our alumni spent the day:
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In Columbus, alumni helped build furniture at the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio.
Alumni in Chicago worked with Feed My Starving Children to pack food and ingredients that will be distributed to humanitarian organizations around the world to feed children in orphanages, schools and refugee camps.
Atlanta-area alumni volunteered at The Pantry in Douglasville, where they filled bags of groceries and carried them to visitors’ cars.
Akron-area alumni volunteered at Haven of Rest Ministries.
Cleveland alumni volunteered at MedWish International, sorting and packing medical supplies to support healthcare providers around the world.
Alumni in Ashtabula County worked to restore a small chapel at Kelloggsville Cemetery. Learn more.
Portage County alumni volunteered in Ravenna at the Disciples of Christ Church. They made quilts for the Ronald McDonald House in Akron.
Columbus-area alumni volunteered at the Cancer Support Community Center of Central Ohio. They stuffed swag bags for the organization’s 10th annual “Night of Chocolate” Event.
Toledo-area alumni helped with restocking, organization and inventory at EnPuzzlement, a resource warehouse that aids nonprofit organizations.
Alumni from Minnesota’s Twin Cities helped bag groceries at Second Harvest Heartland. Learn more.
Cleveland-area alumni facilitated a Fire Walk, distributing fire safety information to local residents, through the American Red Cross of Greater Cleveland.
In Crestline, Ohio, alumni volunteered at the Nick Vogt Wounded Warrior 5K.
Baltimore alumni helped pack food, health and beauty kits at the Maryland Food Bank.
In Warren, Ohio, on a special date (Sept. 6), alumni volunteered at the Birds in Flight Sanctuary, working on new drains, netting repair, yard work and other general cleaning projects.
In Phoenix, Hiram alumni volunteered at the Welcome to America Project, a nonprofit organization that creates community connections and understanding by providing furniture, basic necessities, education, and additional resources to newly arriving refugees.
Alumni volunteered at Fairport Harbor Lighthouse and Marine Museum in Fairport Harbor, Ohio.
Alumni volunteered on St. Simons Island in Georgia.