Emory Cares 2020

Emory Cares 2020

More on Emory Cares visit here. Contact Heather.Mann@emory.edu


Emory Cares Projects

Use the filters below to find projects you may be interested in. Many projects can be done from anywhere. For a project serving your local community virtually, use the region filter.

Arts and Creativity
Civic Engagement
Education
Elderly
Emory Community
Health
Resource Insecurity
Sustainability/Conservation
Veterans
Anywhere
Georgia
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Massachusetts
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Card or Note Writing
Supply Drive
Virtual Mentoring
Virtual Project
Staff Friendly
Flexible Recurring Commitment
Flexible Short-Term Commitment
One Time Event

Encourage an Emory Student with a Digital Note

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 |

Region:Anywhere Cause Served:Emory Community Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Card or Note Writing


Would you like to send a note of encouragement to an undergraduate student? Do it right on this page!

Our students have faced many new obstacles and had a different college experience this fall. They have participated in a virtual model of learning and connecting with faculty, staff and peers. Like many of us, students have navigated unchartered territory this fall. Please join us in celebrating the spirit of Emory Cares, by writing a note of encouragement to the students. These will be shared with the students via a digital notecard with your signature.

After you register your information, just click Sign Me Up and write your text in the box that appears. Then hit Continue at the bottom of the page. Feel free to join another project as well! 


If you would like the student to be able to contact you via email for any follow up questions/advice, please include your email address in the text box.

Sample language:

  • I recognize this has been a different type of semester for you. I hope you know that I am thinking of you and hope that this note uplifts you!  Please know that I am happy to be a resource for you during your time at Emory University and beyond. Whether it is to answer a question or help connect you to other alumni in the Emory network, just let me know.
  • Thinking of you during this season. The Emory community is strong and resilient and I am glad to know that you are a part of it. Keep up the good work; it will be worth it! Please know that I am happy to be a resource for you during your time at Emory University and beyond. Whether it is to answer a question or help connect you to other alumni in the Emory network, just let me know.
  • Be encouraged today! I hope you continue to be epic, today, tomorrow, and into the future. I am wishing you the very best. Please know that I am happy to be a resource for you during your time at Emory University and beyond. Whether it is to answer a question or help connect you to other alumni in the Emory network, just let me know.

Thank you for taking the time to share a note of encouragement to our students. If you have any questions, please contact studentalumniengmt@emory.edu

Offer Advice to First Gen Students

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 |

Region:Anywhere Cause Served:Emory Community Cause Served:Education Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Card or Note Writing Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


We are all celebrating #FirstGenWeek all month long as part of Emory Cares! Were you a first generation student in undergrad or graduate school here at Emory? Share your wisdom right here. 

Click Sign Me Up here and type your message in the text box. Don't forget to hit Continue at the bottom of the page when you are done. 

Considerations
  • What is the best piece of advice you got as a college student about maximizing your time on campus?
  • What do you know now that you wish you knew in college?
  • How does being first generation in grad school differ from being first generation in college?
  • Where did you seek guidance when you needed it as a student?
  • How were you able to find balance in classes, work, and family obligations?

Thank an Emory Health Hero in 2 Minutes

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 |

Region:Anywhere Cause Served:Health Cause Served:Emory Community Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Card or Note Writing Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


Leaving a note is simple, takes 2 minutes, and can be done right here!

We are extremely proud of the selflessness faculty, residents, fellows, and all health care staff have shown on the front lines of COVID-19. We are exceptionally grateful for their continued excellence in patient care, clinical research and education in the face of a crisis. Please join us in showing our gratitude by leaving a note of thanks or encouragement to faculty, trainees, and ALL health care workers worldwide battling this global pandemic. These will be shared on Department of Medicine social media channels with your name listed. 

After registering, Click Sign Me Up! and then use the text box that is populated here. If you would like to address the note to a specific person or group, please include that in the message text. To finish registration, click Continue at the bottom of the page. Feel free to sign up for another project as well!

CHOA Virtual Hugs and High Fives

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 |

Region:Georgia Cause Served:Health Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Card or Note Writing Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly Region:Anywhere


Join the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing community for our Emory Cares project in support of CHOA (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta).  You can send virtual hugs and high five messages to Children’s patients and staff. Anyone is welcome to send a note! 

Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. A URL to create your digital note will be provided in the confirmation email and can also be accessed here.

Christmas Toiletry Drive for Lee Arrendale State Prison

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 | Lee Arrendale State Prison

Region:Georgia Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Supply Drive Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


For more than 20 years, Candler School of Theology students have served as chaplain interns with the Georgia Department of Corrections, working closely with Chaplain Susan Bishop 75T. This year, we are working remotely to meet the spiritual needs of more than 1000 women incarcerated at Lee Arrendale State Prison. For Christmas this year, we want every woman who is currently incarcerated at Lee Arrendale State Prison to receive a bag of toiletries. Participants can donate or send in toiletries included on the following approved list.

Accepted items include: shampoo 12 to 16 oz., conditioner 12 to 16 oz., lotion 12 to 16 oz., petroleum jelly 3.75 oz., toothpaste medium size tubes only, toothbrushes, bar soap (bath size), stick deodorant, denture tablets, denture adhesive, chapstick (lipstick type container), and clear pens with black ink (not click style). Item restrictions include no aerosol containers, no glass containers, no pump or spray bottles, and all items must be in plastic containers.

Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. You will receive the Amazon Wishlist in the confirmation email. You may also mail items directly to the prison at the address below. If you wish to donate items in bulk, please contact the project leads to discuss delivery arrangements.

Address: Chaplaincy Department c/o Chaplain Susan Bishop Lee Arrendale State Prison 2023 Gainesville Hwy. Alto, Georgia 30510

For current Candler students, faculty and staff who have clearance to return to campus, a drop-box will be available in the first-floor lobby of the Rita Ann Rollins building, October 26-November 24. 

Emory Career Discovery Days

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 |

Region:Anywhere Service Type:Virtual Project Cause Served:Emory Community Time Commitment:One Time Event Service Type:Virtual Mentoring


Host Emory undergraduate students for a full or half day of job shadowing in the spring, likely virtually.

Introduce current Emory students to your industry by hosting them in your workplace for a day or half-day shadowing experience. Students will come prepared with questions, interest, and a desire to learn about your career path. 

Click Sign Me Up! here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register for more information on this great initiative happening February-May! 

Join an Emory Civic Dinner

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 |

Region:Anywhere Cause Served:Civic Engagement Cause Served:Emory Community Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Virtual Project Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


Fostering Dialogue. Uniting People. Inspiring Action. Emory Civic Dinners is an opportunity to bring the Emory community together through conversation. Register now to stay updated and be one of the first to attend a Civic Dinner! Topics of conversation will include "Allyship," "Belonging," "Common Ground," "Unconscious Bias," "Cheers & Check-in," and "The Future of Work."

Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Current Civic Dinner options will be provided in the confirmation email. 

Letters of Hope for Boston Pine Street Inn Shelter

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 |

Region:Massachusetts Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Card or Note Writing


The Emory Alumni Boston Network will engage in a letter/card writing campaign for residents at Pine Street Inn, a shelter supported by the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless (BHCHP). Our goal is to provide a letter or card of uplift for each of the residents at Pine Street Inn, about 30 residents. These letters are meant to bring uplift, hope, and promote mental well-being for individuals served by Pine Street Inn.

Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. The project lead will follow up on the information on logistics for the letters.  

Letters of Love: Write a Letter to an Elder

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 |

Region:Anywhere Service Type:Virtual Project Cause Served:Elderly Cause Served:Elderly Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly Service Type:Card or Note Writing


Because the elderly community is more vulnerable to COVID-19, they are potentially facing more isolation within their communities. The goal of this project is to provide additional support and connection through written letters. Our hope is that these letters can brighten their day during these difficult times.

We will be partnering with Love For Our Elders, a United States-based nonprofit organization that aims to alleviate social isolation among older adults. We will be working on their Letters of Love project. Through this project, we will be writing handwritten letters which will be distributed by Love for Our Elderly to older adults in senior communities across the globe. Register here to commit to this project! Registrants will then access this opportunity through the project's webpage at https://loveforourelders.org/letters. The organization outlines the steps on this page. All letters must be handwritten (so not typed or emailed). Opportunity to have a post service virtual conversation will be emailed soon.

Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register.


Log Your Own Service

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 |

Region:Anywhere Service Type:Supply Drive Service Type:Virtual Project Cause Served:Arts and Creativity Cause Served:Civic Engagement Cause Served:Education Cause Served:Elderly Cause Served:Health Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Cause Served:Sustainability/Conservation Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Time Commitment:Flexible Recurring Commitment Time Commitment:One Time Event Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


We know Emory people are already doing so much for their communities. Are you already planning on doing November service in your community that you don’t see listed here? Donating to a supply drive? Doing individual in-person service? Pledge to do service on your own this November, and let us know so we can count it towards our Emory Cares impact!

Click Log My Service and tell us what you are planning. Then hit Continue at the bottom of the page to completely register. 

Make Small Changes for Big Impact

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 |

Cause Served:Civic Engagement Cause Served:Sustainability/Conservation Cause Served:Arts and Creativity Cause Served:Health Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Virtual Project Region:Anywhere Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


Making an impact doesn't have to be a huge project. There are so many small ways we can change and improve our lives and those around us if we had the right tools and suggestions. In a Choose Your Own Adventure format, we will provide all registrants in an email starting November 1st with Volunteer Emory's guide that provides self-paced insights and activities to make the world around you better through small steps.

Great for all ages! Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Thank you for pledging to take time in November to make suggested small actions for big impact.

Map Buildings and Roads for COVID Global Disaster Relief

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 |

Region:Anywhere Cause Served:Health Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Virtual Project Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


Easy to learn and gamified! Take a few hours this November to map buildings and roads that will help bring disaster COVID-19 relief to remote areas. Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organizations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.

Participants will need to create a login via their site, and a link will be provided in the confirmation email. Project Leads will follow up with additional information to help you get started. Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register.

Pledge to Give Blood Through Your Local American Red Cross

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 | https://sleevesup.redcrossblood.org/campaign/emory-cares-2020/

Cause Served:Health Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Supply Drive Region:Anywhere Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


As part of November’s Emory Cares, pledge to give the gift of blood to your community! Donating blood products is essential to community health and the need for blood products is constant.

Click this link to pledge directly with the American Red Cross and then find your donation location. 

Youth Mentoring with East Atlanta Kids Club After School Program

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, December 12 |

Time Commitment:Flexible Recurring Commitment Region:Georgia Service Type:Virtual Project Cause Served:Education Service Type:Virtual Mentoring Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


Mentors play a vital role for children. Students are matched with volunteer mentors whose role is to help build self-esteem, improve academic skills, and keep them motivated in school and in life. After school mentors also play games, participate in activities, and have meaningful conversations with students. Volunteers are supported by EAKC and will be invited to attend an online where they will receive the official application form and the background check release form.

Virtual mentoring occurs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm - 5:30pm.
Mentoring occurs in the Fall and Spring.

Please click Sign Me Up and then Continue at the bottom of the page to if you are interested in serving as an afterschool mentor. Link to complete your registration will be provided in the confirmation email.

Career Connections Panel for Emory Students

Wednesday, November 11 - Saturday, December 12 |

Region:Georgia Region:Anywhere Cause Served:Emory Community Time Commitment:One Time Event Service Type:Virtual Project Service Type:Virtual Mentoring


For their February event, the Student Alumni Board will host Wonderful Wednesday panels to help current Emory students gain a better understanding of what different career paths entail. This includes learning about how to network in certain industries, gaining industry-specific insights like work-life balance, and career recruiting. 

SAB is looking for alumni in the following fields: Medical school/physician, Public health, Consulting, Non-profit/NGOs/United Nations, Law school/legal field, Research, Finance (banking, private equity, real estate, Grad school, Data/computer science, Healthcare administration, Psychology, and Engineering to serve as career path panelists. 

Volunteering in February may only require one hour in the 6pm-9pm timeframe, with sessions lasting about 30 minutes each. Students will register for this event based on their career interests and be matched with the appropriate panel. The ratio of student-to-alumni will be intentionally low so that students can get their questions answered and have a stronger connection to panelists.

Register here by clicking Sign Me Up now, entering the field you wish to speak on, and then clicking Continue at the bottom of the page. The project lead will follow up shortly for next steps.

Letters of Hope for our Veterans

Thursday, November 12 |

Cause Served:Veterans Region:New Jersey Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Card or Note Writing Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


The newly-established Emory Central New Jersey Network invites you to join us in writing letters of hope to our veterans at Vineland Veterans Memorial Home. This is New Jersey’s oldest, continually operating veterans home in the state providing long-term, comprehensive care to hundreds of elderly residents. Our goal is to send 100 letters of encouragement and gratitude between now and the new year. Sign up now, hit continue at the bottom of the page, and our project lead will follow up with a confirmation and logistics.

1 Minute Career Videos for East Atlanta Kids Club Youth

Thursday, November 12, 5p.m. - 7p.m. EST |

Region:Georgia Service Type:Virtual Project Cause Served:Education Time Commitment:One Time Event Service Type:Virtual Mentoring


The East Atlanta Kids Club is providing their youth with interesting and fun facts about various careers!

Please make a 60-second video on Flipgrid discussing your career. All careers are welcome! Project lead will follow up with more information and guides.

Calling Everyone to Reach Out to Teachers

Saturday, November 14 - Saturday, December 5 |

Region:Illinios Cause Served:Education Time Commitment:One Time Event Service Type:Virtual Project


Emory Cares Chicago volunteers, join us in reaching out to teachers with The Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx), www.creativechirx.org. CCRx is a nonprofit that provides donated supplies and materials for Chicago teachers and nonprofits.  Since launching in 2017, CCRx has held several pop-up "Swap Circles" for teachers and last year they opened a warehouse space on the southwest side in Auburn Gresham, at 2124 W. 82nd Place. They have Shopping, Donating and Volunteering hours by appointment.

From now until Saturday DECEMBER 5th, you and the rest of the alumni team will make calls at your own leisure and pace to Chicago Teachers on their listserv to find out whether they need any supplies and make updates to their contact information. You are invited to join other Emory Alumni from 3 - 3:45pm CST on Saturday, December 5th to debrief your experiences and share any updates with the CCRx team! Here is a link to examples of what CCRx carries at their warehouse, and some Featured Items now in stock. Once registered, you will receive further instructions.

To register, click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page. Zoom link in the confirmation email. 

Renovation of Shelter Kitchen and Rooms in Malawi, Africa


MRPH alumni, Joyce Beyamu works at Kamuzu Central Hospital as a Principal Nursing Officer. She recognized gap at the kitchen where the patient's guardian prepare meals supplementing the hospital ration For Emory Cares, we will fix the cooking stoves and paint the room used by guardians to sleep. We plan to make contributions and fundraise for the work. The work will be completed once funds are mobilized. Please register and contact project lead in the confirmation email for more information.

Share Your Business Skills with Small Businesses in Metro Atlanta

Tuesday, January 12 |

Time Commitment:Flexible Recurring Commitment Region:Georgia Service Type:Virtual Mentoring Service Type:Virtual Mentoring


Opt in here by clicking Sign Me Up! to receive more information about mentoring small business owners through Start:ME. Mentors play a hands-on role in each session, equipping entrepreneurs to better succeed by sharing valuable business insights; advising entrepreneurs on building and growing their business; and connecting entrepreneurs to strong, supportive networks. This opportunity starts in January and runs for 10 weekly sessions from 6-8PM.

Start:ME typically meets in-person, in-community. In 2021, this program will operate virtually. Pledge your interest here by clicking Sign Me Up and Continue at the bottom of the page. Link provided in the confirmation email to learn more and finish registering. All applicants will be contacted to discuss the mentor role and answer any questions.

More Information:
Start:ME is a partnership of Emory’s Goizueta Business School with trusted local nonprofit partners the East Lake Foundation, Focused Community Strategies (FCS), Friends of Refugees, and Purpose Built Schools Atlanta. To date, Start:ME has supported 257 microbusinesses in metro Atlanta, 84% led by people of color and 69% by women. Collectively, those microbusinesses account for 500+ jobs, 30 stores & offices, and nearly $12Min annual sales.

Start:ME engages 75+ volunteer mentors with significant professional business and/or entrepreneurial experience to provide critical support for entrepreneurs participating in the program.