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.

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Encourage an Emory Student with a Digital Note

Sunday, November 1 - Friday, November 20 |

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

Emory Environmental Alumni-Student Connections

Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Region:Anywhere Cause Served:Sustainability/Conservation Cause Served:Emory Community Service Type:Virtual Mentoring


We are calling on all alumni working in the fields of environment and sustainability to join us in connecting with and supporting current Emory students interested in green careers! Fill out our short survey to become a part of a growing list of alumni contacts the Career Center will share with Green Career Cluster students for informational interviews, networking, and support during this time of virtual learning. In filling out the survey, you commit to having your information shared with students through the Career Center and to doing your best to respond and share your advice when a student reaches out. However, this is not a direct matching program and there are no formal requirements.

Pittsburgh Virtual Emory Cares Projects

Region: Pennsylvania Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Virtual Project


The Emory Pittsburgh Network is suggesting two great virtual volunteer opportunities to choose from for Emory Cares 2020! Choose an opportunity that appeals to you! You will need to make an account within either website to volunteer after registering for this project here by clicking Sign Me Up and then Continue at the bottom of the page. 

Missing Maps uses remote volunteers to help make maps from satellite images to aid in disaster relief, providing organizations such as the Red Cross with maps that otherwise wouldn't exist to assist their disaster relief efforts including COVID. Takes just a few minutes to learn, and it even has an app MapSwipe

Zooniverse uses remote volunteers to collect data from camera footage of animal habitats and more! Zooniverse enables everyone to take part in real cutting edge research and creates opportunities for you to unlock answers and contribute to real discoveries. Many projects are kid-friendly! 

We will also have a virtual get together in mid to late November to discuss our service and connect as Emory Alumni here in Pittsburgh. Project leads will follow up via email with date, time, and Zoom link.

Thank an Emory Health Hero in 2 Minutes

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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!

Emory Connects: Early Career Mentor Program

Sunday, November 1 - Friday, November 6 |

Region:Anywhere Cause Served:Emory Community Time Commitment:Flexible Recurring Commitment Service Type:Virtual Mentoring


The Emory Connects Mentor Program provides a unique opportunity for alumni to form meaningful relationships with each other. At this critical moment in their lives, early career alumni gain valuable learnings from experienced professionals. Established alumni, in turn, are introduced to talented new professionals in their industry. Supporting recent graduates' successful transition from campus to fulfilling careers contributes to Emory's reputation as a premier university. You can opt in to being a mentor or a mentee!

KEY DATES - Fall 2020
Mentor program registration | October 1 - November 6
Match request week | November 9 - 13
Mentoring | November 2020 - April 2021

Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. In the confirmation email, you will receive the link for the ECMP homepage which has detailed instructions on opting in, setting up your profile for both mentors and mentees, and conversation starter guides!

Atlanta Meals on Wheels Letter Writing

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, November 14 | Multiple Dropoff Locations

Region:Georgia Cause Served:Elderly Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Card or Note Writing


During the month of October through November 14th, volunteers make homemade, hand-written greeting cards to local Meals on Wheels program. Volunteers can then drop off their cards at one of the designated locations by 11/14/20. The cards will be collected and mailed off to our local Meals on Wheels. We are matched with Meals on Wheels of Coweta in Newnan, GA. Program will then deliver the cards to seniors alongside their nutritious meals.

Before the pandemic hit, 1 in 4 seniors lived alone in the country. Limited mobility can make this social isolation even worse for homebound seniors, often leading to loneliness and depression that can lead to a decline in health and overall quality of life. But you can change that! With a simple gesture of a hand-crafted card, you can make a difference for homebound seniors across the country and remind them that they are not alone. See guidelines for cards here.

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

Drop Off Information:

Edwin Jarvis Co-Work Club
88 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Monday-Friday 9AM-7PM

OR
Dancing Goats Ponce City Market location, Sunday, November 8 between 1pm-3pm.

Gainesville Explore the Outdoors Photo Contest

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, November 14 |

Cause Served:Sustainability/Conservation Service Type:Virtual Project Region:Florida Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment


Are you ready to explore the outdoors and show off your photography skills, all while helping a worthy cause? This year, Emory Cares - Gainesville will volunteer virtually in the form of a photo contest at Alachua Conservation Trust’s (ACT) public parks and preserves. ACT’s mission is to protect the natural, historic, scenic and recreational resources in and around North Central Florida. All you need for the contest is your camera or smart phone and a sense of adventure! And you might win one of three prizes and bragging rights. All registered participants will receive an Emory Cares face mask!
Emory Alumni and anyone else who is interested are welcome to participate. Please register here by November 14.

To Participate

  1. Register here then visit one or more of ACT’s public preserves or parks on or before November 14, 2020. See a list of preserves and parks, their locations, and access info here: www.alachuaconservationtrust.org/act-parks-preserves.
  2. Take photos of the landscape, wildlife, outdoor structures such as observation platforms and boardwalks, or people enjoying the preserves (with their express permission).
  3. Post your photos to Facebook or Instagram — not both — using the hashtags #EmoryCares AND #KeepFLWild, and tag @AlachuaConservationTrust. For your entry to be eligible, you must have the required hashtags and tag, on one of the platforms indicated above. If you are not on social media, email your photo submissions to Heather Obara at act.heather@gmail.com with the subject line “Emory Cares-ACT Photo Contest.” We’ll post them on Alachua Conservation Trust’s Facebook page for voting.
  4. Encourage your friends and family to like your photos. photos with the three highest numbers of likes will be eligible for an Emory/ACT prize package!

Prizes: The top three registered vote-getters in terms of likes on Facebook or Instagram among entries with the appropriate hashtags and tag, as of November 21, 2020 at 5 PM Eastern, will be eligible for the following Emory/ACT prize packages.

Covid-19 Safety Rules: All ACT parks and nature preserves are open for individuals, families with children, and small-group day-use of no more than 10 people per group. Please practice social distancing from other small groups while participating in this event.

Photo Reuse: By submitting a photo to the Emory Cares - Gainesville Explore the Outdoors Photo Contest, each entrant grants Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) and Emory University (Emory) royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use said picture for any purpose, including publicity or promotion, in perpetuity. The entrant also agrees that ACT and Emory are granted license to use, reuse, publish and republish the same in whole or in part, individually or in conjunction with other photographs or images, in any medium, and for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to illustration, promotion, advertising, and publication in all ACT or Emory publications and media of any kind or description, including but not limited to ACT or Emory's website and social media pages. Any photo submitted by the entrant must be their own.

San Antonio Food Bank Food Drive

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, November 14 | Contactless Dropoff

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


The San Antonio Food Bank actively fights hunger and feeds hope in San Antonio and Southwest Texas. Founded in 1980, SAFB serves one of the largest service areas in Southwest Texas. Our focus is for clients to have food for today but to also have the resources to be self-sufficient in the future. 58,000 individuals served each week!

Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Drop off food at project leader’s house. Address provided in the confirmation email. Contactless drop off of food on front porch. Drop Off: November 1st through November 14th. 

Visit safoodbank.org/ways-to-help/give-food/ to find specific food needs. 

United to Learn: Dallas Independent School District

Sunday, November 1 - Saturday, November 21 |

Cause Served:Education Service Type:Virtual Project Region:Texas Service Type:Virtual Mentoring Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment


Covid-19 has not cancelled caring!  Use your skills, knowledge and resources to support Dallas Independent School District elementary students today.  United to Learn offers two virtual volunteer opportunities that we are focusing on this year:

  1. Family & Educator Needs
  2. Virtual Career Days

50 volunteers will make a tremendous impact in the lives of the elementary students - let's go!  Let's make this the best year yet for Emory Cares-DFW Alumni Network!

Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Participants will go to the link on the confirmation email and register for the opportunity that they would like to do of the listed two.  They can do it any time before Emory Cares Day (Nov. 14th) or the week after and then we will have the virtual reflection event on Nov. 21st so that everyone can discuss what they did and how it was.  The project lead will invite participants to the virtual reflection event.

Food Supply Drive with Feeding Tampa Bay

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 | Potentia Therapeutics

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


Our Emory Tampa Bay Network will be partnering with Feeding Tampa Bay to host a food drive for Emory Cares this November! You have 2 options to bring your contribution:

  1. On Saturday, November 14 (Emory Cares Day) food donations will be accepted in person from 8am – 12pm at Potentia Therapeutics.
  2. Drop your donations off at the Feeding Tampa Bay warehouse anytime from November 1-30, 2020, Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 3:30pm. Upon arrival, let the front desk know you are dropping off on behalf of Emory Alumni Association’s food drive. 

Suggested items include: Rice, Pasta, Canned/Packaged Meat, Canned/Packaged Fruit, Soup/Stew, Boxed Meals, Rice + Beans, 100% Fruit Juice, Peanut Butter, Cereal (Hot Or Cold)

Addresses:
Potentia Therapeutics, 2307 South Dale Mabry, Suite F, Tampa, FL 33629
Feeding Tampa Bay, 4702 Transport Drive, Building 6, Tampa, FL 33605

Atlanta DIY PPE (Supplies Provided!)

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 | Miller-Ward Alumni House

Region:Georgia Cause Served:Health Cause Served:Arts and Creativity Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Supply Drive


Hosted by Atlanta Young Alumni, create supplies to help protect vulnerable individuals or organizations through the Atlanta Beats COVID organization.
  
Alumni will pick up supplies from Miller Ward Alumni House to make masks, gowns, or face shields. Participants will make the equipment at their home and return them once completed. Specific instructions including pick up and drop off times will be emailed to all registrants once supplies are obtained from the organization. Pick up and drop off will have no face to face interaction. 

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

Bring Art into Your Local School

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

Time Commitment:Flexible Recurring Commitment Region:Anywhere Cause Served:Education Cause Served:Arts and Creativity Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


Besharat Arts Foundation is a nonprofit public charity 501(c)3 dedicated to bringing art to schools all around the world. Our project, Art in School, focuses on bringing life to the walls inside schools in effort to broadcast different fundamental messages to young students. We hope that art that sends messages of humanity, empathy and sympathy will become a part of daily school experience for students, teachers and parents.

Interested in bringing an impactful art instillation to your local school? The best way to join Besharat Arts Foundation in the Art in School project is to share information about us to the schools. The participation in the project is completely free of charge. Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to receive more information and be contacted directly by the project lead.

Central Florida Food Drive

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 | Multiple Dropoff Locations

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


Central Florida has been decimated by pandemic-related job losses, and food banks are feeling the strain. We can help by donating their requested items. Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register and pledge to give to one of these great organizations in the month of November!

Here are three organizations near downtown Orlando with supply needs: 

Each one has a list of recommended items, so please click on their link.

Physical Address & Times for Drop Off:
  • Second Harvest 411 Mercy Drive:  M-Sat 8-4
  • United Against Poverty 150 West Michigan Street: 7 days 8:30-5 
  • Coalition for the Homeless 18 North Terry Avenue: W-F 10-4, Sat 9-12
Don’t forget to take a picture and post with #emorycares!

CHOA Virtual Hugs and High Fives

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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


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 - Monday, November 30 | 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. 

Coal Briquette Fundraiser

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

Region:International


We will raise money to purchase 1,000 coal briquettes and send them to our partner so that they can deliver to people in the need. Coal briquettes are still used in KR for heating purposes in areas that are under-developed. We will be able to provide some heating with this effort. Click Sign Me Up! here and the project lead will follow up with more information via email.

Creativity+ Video Series

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

Region:Anywhere Service Type:Virtual Project Cause Served:Arts and Creativity Cause Served:Emory Community Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment


CREATIVITY+ is a video series documenting non-traditional creative career pathways. 

This project is in partnership with the Emory Creative Alumni Network, the Advancement and Alumni Engagement Office, and the Career Center. The entire experience will be virtual. All volunteers will be contacted by the project co-leads via email and Zoom call to coordinate logistics.

WHAT: During the designated Emory Cares period, volunteers can sign up to do one of three things: 

  1. Be interviewed and recorded via Zoom*
  2. Interview and record an interview
  3. Assist with behind-the-scenes actions like editing interview videos, acting as the technical support on Zoom sessions, etc.

*WHO: We'd like to interview Emory alumni who either:

  • Graduated with a creative degree and have a career in the creative field,
  • Graduated with a creative degree but have a career in a different field, or
  • Are heavily involved in creative endeavors but neither graduated with a creative degree nor have a career in a creative field

Volunteers aiming to conduct interviews or to assist with behind-the-scenes tasks do not need to fall into the above categories.

The goal of the series is to provide insight and clarity into what a creative pursuit in college and beyond can look like. As there really is no traditional pathway in this field, the larger goal of the project is to illustrate the idea that there are many non-traditional forms of success available to all. 

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

DC Area Supply Drives

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

Service Type:Supply Drive Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Region: Washington DC


This year, the DC Emory community will not gather in-person, but we still want to make an impact on our region! Here are organizations in Maryland, Virginia, and DC with needs for food and supplies. Each has a list of recommended items. The addresses and times for donation drop offs are included. 
 
Maryland: 
  • Shepherd's Table (MD) - 8106 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 8:30 AM – 10 AM and 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM every day
  • Manna Food Center (MD) - 9311 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm
Virginia:
  • Food for Others (VA) - 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031, Monday through Friday, preferably between 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm or during normal operating hours, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm at loading dock 2
  • Northern Virginia Family Service (VA) - SERVE Campus, 10058 Dean Dr., Manassas, VA 20110, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

DC:

Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register and pledge to donate supplies this November! All registrants will receive more information about these organization along with a combined list of supplies. 

Emory Alumni Interview Program

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 | https://emory.events.alumniq.com/go/interview2020

Region:Anywhere Service Type:Virtual Project Cause Served:Education Cause Served:Emory Community Time Commitment:Flexible Recurring Commitment


The Alumni Interview Program adds a personal touch to the Emory University application process, helping prospective students know that they are more than just a number. Not only do these students get the opportunity to find out more about Emory firsthand, but the program also helps ensure that the university is admitting the best and brightest students across the world. 

Alumni interviewers have the opportunity to connect virtually with promising young students while providing valuable insight to undergraduate admission staff.

Register online at emory.events.alumniq.com/go/interview2020

Emory Career Discovery Days

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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 in the spring! Dates TBD.

Emory Cares Day in Shanghai

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

Region:International


Emory Shanghai Network serving Shanghai EAA community

Everyone Deserves a "Clean" Start with Broward Partnership

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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


Broward Partnership helps individuals and families find their way back from homelessness since 1999. At this time, the Broward Partnership is in need of "cleaning supplies". These items help their program participants get off to a good “clean” start as they move on to independent living outside the shelter.

Suggested items include buckets, sponges, all-purpose cleaner, dish soap, bathroom cleaner, laundry soap (and anything else you think might be needed as our families move into a new home). Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register.

There are 2 ways to participate in this supply drive:

  1. Direct Drop Off: Volunteers can bring the items to donate directly to one of their locations from November 1-30 on Monday through Sunday 7 AM – 7 PM. CHAC 920 NW 7th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 NHAC 1700 Blount Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33069 If you choose to deliver the supplies directly, please let the organization know you are representing the Emory Alumni Association and provide your name. Don't forget to take a picture and post on social with #EmoryCares and #EmoryBroward.

  2. Schedule a pick-up from an Emory Broward Network volunteer on Saturday, November 14 from 1pm to 6pm. Email Alex Llerena at alex.llerena@emory.edu to coordinate a pick-up time.

We will also be having a virtual connection on 11/14 at 11am. Zoom link in the confirmation email. 

Help Fight Food Insecurity Within the Emory Student Community

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

Region:Anywhere Service Type:Virtual Project Time Commitment:Flexible Recurring Commitment Cause Served:Emory Community Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


Become an Emory Advancement Volunteer to promote giving to the Food Security Fund during EmoryCares. By serving as a digital ambassador for this crowdfunding campaign, you will directly support Emory students facing food insecurity. 

Research has proven time and again that you are the most effective messenger for peer-to-peer communications. This means that you could be the difference between someone making a gift, or not, to the Food Security Fund.

As an Advancement Volunteer, we ask that you follow these 3 simple steps:
1. Make a gift—Direct your donation to the Food Security Fund via Momentum, Emory’s crowdfunding platform.
2. Share with your contacts—Connect with your friends, colleagues, and classmates to invite them to join you to help fight food insecurity among Emory students.
3. Amplify your message—Your authentic voice will inspire others to join you. Share through social media why you decided to donate and invite your network to get involved.

Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. The project lead will follow up soon with an email to verify your email address and complete Advancement Volunteer (digital ambassador) registration. Once registered, you will be sent a personalized link to track who makes a gift as a result of your efforts. Your digital ambassador dashboard also gives you access to a toolkit with peer-to-peer messaging ideas and images to download.

Host an Emory Civic Dinner

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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 host 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. Keep an eye out for an email with further details and instructions in November!

LA Promise Fund Supply Drive

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

Service Type:Supply Drive Region:California Cause Served:Education Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment


The LA Promise Fund is a unique hybrid, operating programs in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District at two traditional, comprehensive high schools and a middle school, as well as operating two charter schools in South LA. Further amplifying its impact, the LA Promise Fund runs high profile, far-reaching programs and engagement opportunities available to students and teachers across Los Angeles County. This structure allows for both high touch, intensive supports on school sites, inside and outside of the traditional district system, while also serving students through high profile, innovative programs that are available to students countywide.

Help and care for students as they prepare for the next steps in their promising lives by supporting their school supply drive. Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Amazon Wish List will be provided in the confirmation email. 

Let's Feed Food Insecure Families in Palm Beach County

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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


Boca Helping Hands (BHH) is a community-based nonprofit that provides food, medical, and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training, and guidance to create self-sufficiency. At this time, BHH is in need of "non-perishable food items". They serve six hot, nutritious lunches and one Family Night dinner each week, and distribute over 5,000 pantry bags a month - and they need our help!

Suggested items include Beans, Canned Fruits, Canned Meat, Canned Vegetables, Cereal Boxes, Cereal Bars, Crackers, Chef Boyardee, Jelly, Box/Can Milk, Pasta, Peanut Butter, Powdered Juice, Rice, Soup, Tomato Sauce.

Click Sign Me Up Here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. There are 2 ways to participate in this food drive:

  1. Direct Drop Off: Volunteers can bring the items to donate directly to their location (1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432) from November 1-30 on Monday through Friday 9 AM – 3:30 PM. If you choose to deliver the food items directly, please let the organization know you are representing the Emory Alumni Association and provide your name. Don’t forget to take a picture and post using #EmoryCares and #EmoryPalmBeach.

  2. Schedule a pick-up from an Emory Palm Beach Network volunteer on Saturday, November 7 from 1pm to 6pm. Email Alex Llerena at alex.llerena@emory.edu to coordinate a pick-up time.

We will also be having a virtual connection on 11/14 at 11am. Zoom link in the confirmation email. 

Let's provide "healthy" meals to those experiencing food insecurities in Palm Beach County! 

Let's Improve the Lives of Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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


Covenant House Florida is dedicated to serving youth experiencing homelessness, and to protect and safeguard all youth in need since 1982. They provide emergency shelter and crisis counseling for youth experiencing homelessness and need basic items to provide to youth who come to their facility for support.

Suggested items include: - New Male – boxers and boxer briefs (all sizes) - New Male Undershirts (all sizes) - New Female – underwear (all sizes) - New Female bras and sports bras (A to E) - New Female under-tanks or tank tops (all sizes) - New twin sheet sets and full sheet sets - New pillowcases - New twin blankets and full blanket - New bath towels or washcloths - Large-sized shampoo and conditioner - Large-sized body wash - Large-sized deodorant - Tide pods - Sunscreen - Gatorade - Umbrellas - Flashlights - Batteries – AA, AAA, D batteries - Diapers (Sizes 4-5-6) - Toddler Pull-Ups - Baby Wipes

Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. There are 2 ways to participate in this clothing/supply drive:

  1. Volunteers can bring the items to donate directly to their location (Covenant House Florida, 733 Breakers Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 ) from November 1-30 on Monday through Friday 9 AM – 5 PM. If you choose to deliver the supplies directly, please let the organization know you are representing the Emory Alumni Association and provide your name. If possible, please take a photo and share it using #EmoryCares and #EmoryBroward.
  2. Schedule a pick up from a Emory Broward Network volunteer on Saturday, November 14 from 1pm to 6pm. Email Alex Llerena at alex.llerena@emory.edu to coordinate a pick up time.

We will also be having a virtual connection on 11/14 at 11am. Zoom link in the confirmation email. 

Let's support youth experiencing homelessness in Broward County!

Letters of Hope for Boston Healthcare for the Homeless

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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 program for Boston Healthcare for the Homeless (BHCHP) for Emory Cares Day. Our goal is to write 100 letters for BHCHP that bring uplift, hope, and promotion of mental well-being for individuals served by BHCHP. Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Project lead will follow up on the information on logistics for the letters.

Registrants will also receive important insights and statistics about the mental health burden during the pandemic will be highlighted, and potentially results from the research conducted at BHCHP.

Letters of Love: Write a Letter to an Elder

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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


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 - Monday, November 30 |

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 a Thanksgiving Card for a Senior with Meals on Wheels

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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


Hosted by Emory's Young Professionals ERG, but everyone is welcome. Break out your craft supplies (or just that box of markers) and send a little Thanksgiving cheer to a senior who receives Meals on Wheels with a handwritten card. Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. The project lead (Sarah Gresham Barr) will be in touch via email!

Make Small Changes for Big Impact

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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 - Monday, November 30 |

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.

North Fulton Community Charities Supply Drive

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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


Support a local charity by sending necessary supplies to their door! Through an Amazon Wish List, you can ship a myriad of supplies to North Fulton Community Charities for community members in need. From diapers, to coats, to canned goods, there are many ways to support the North Fulton community. Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Registrants receive an email with the Amazon Wish List soon.

North Fulton Community Charities’ mission is to build self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness and hunger in our community by providing emergency assistance and enrichment programs.

NYC DOROT Elderly Caring Calls

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

Service Type:Virtual Project Time Commitment:Flexible Recurring Commitment Cause Served:Elderly Region:New York


Bring warmth, conversation, and social connection to local older adults in isolation due to COVID-19. Volunteers will be matched with DOROT elders for phone visits once or twice a week for the month of November. This is a significant and meaningful opportunity for intergenerational connection and friendship. DOROT is a nonprofit organization which provides concrete services to the elderly and thereby keeps them engaged in the local community. Their diverse set of programs has ensured that their clients have access to the resources they need to age with dignity, independence, and grace. 

Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. The project lead will follow up on next steps soon.

Orange County, CA Covid Closet Clean-Out

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 | Multiple Dropoff Locations

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


Covid-19 has presented obvious problems and hardships to everyone. So many were already facing difficult circumstances only then compounded by the virus. While we are at home, surrounded by our belongings, let's have a virtual activity to care for others. During the weekend of Emory Cares, I invite you to take stock of some of your possessions and gather some of the unused items to donate to a nearby donation center of your choice. 

Some things to consider while gathering items:
1. Professional clothing - suits, dresses, gently worn items and shoes; if you're not utilizing them and someone could use them for a job interview, consider letting them go and let someone else look fantastic in your style.
2. It might be helpful to ask yourself if you're holding onto something really nice to utilize for a rainy day or "someday" that someone else could be using today.
3. Think of all facets of your clutter - home, garage, children's clothing, toys, bicycles, school supplies, non-perishable foods, tools, or (gasp) maybe some of those dusty textbooks/novels from Emory courses! Knowledge is power, after all.

Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Orange County California Donation Centers will be provided in follow up email. Take a photo to post with #EmoryCares. We can all celebrate this day in our own way, yet united!

Pledge to Give Blood Through Your Local American Red Cross

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 | 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. 

Resume Reviewing with LA Promise Fund

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

Region:California Cause Served:Education Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Virtual Project Service Type:Virtual Mentoring


The CPC team has been working with high school students on professional development skills, including creating resumes and cover letters, professional interviewing and more. We are seeking volunteers to review our students' resumes and provide feedback via google docs which, after, we will share with the students. This can all be done remotely and throughout the day when you have time to do so. If volunteers are interested, we can also arrange for them to meet with students in a small virtual learning session to go over their resumes. Volunteers will receive detailed information, rubric, instructions, access to the resumes, and method to provide feedback for the students in follow up emails. Dates are completely flexible through the beginning of December!

Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. In the confirmation note, please complete sign up process with provided URL.

Seattle Ronald McDonald House Wishlist

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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


Families confronting the needs of a seriously ill child should not have to worry about housing, toiletries, or food while away from home. We can help!

For Seattle’s Emory Cares project, help us provide a happy and healthy home for our local Ronald McDonald House guests! Amazon Wish List is provided In the confirmation email. Donations will be shipped directly to their door! You can also choose to physically drop off needed donations.

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

Support Healthcare Workers and Residents at Wesley Woods

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 | Miller-Ward Alumni House

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


Bring a little sunshine into a senior’s day! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will shift to a no-contact event instead of an in-person service day. During the pandemic, many seniors who are residents and patients of Emory-affiliated facilities, such as Wesley Woods and the VA, are not able to visit with friends and families in person. Help us combat their loneliness by writing uplifting cards and letters to the residents. This is a great activity for families – kids can send drawings and their own stories. The more the better!

Your messages will be collected in a box in the covered parking garage of the Miller-Ward Alumni House, 815 Houston Mill Road during the month of November. Times will be emailed. Alternatively, contact the organizer to mail or drop off items in Cobb County. Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register.


Upstate South Carolina Supply Drives

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 | Multiple Dropoff Locations

Region:South Carolina Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Service Type:Supply Drive Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment


This year, the Upstate Emory community will not gather in-person, but we can still gather in spirit and in service. There are over 700 of us in the Upstate are...so let’s make an impact!

I have selected 4 organizations that have known supply needs around our region:

  • Phillis Wheatley Community Center
  • Food Banks in the Upstate
  • Jasmine Road
  • Miracle Hill Ministries

Click Sign Me Up! and Continue at the bottom of the page to pledge to donate supplies this November! All registrants will receive more information about these organizations and how to drop off supplies. 

The above are suggestions for ways to gather in spirit and in service. But, you may have a favorite nonprofit in the area too, so let’s make an impact!

Youth Mentoring with East Atlanta Kids Club After School Program

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 |

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.

EWG: Accessory to Success Bra Drive

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


Dress for Success' mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life, including trainings from their corporate partners. This drive aims to serve an immediate need for their clients to have the proper undergarments, particularly bras that are new with tags. Many of their clients attend job and internship interviews with the most basic of literal support: bras.

Let’s have fun by supporting women and contributing to a unique supply drive! DFS is looking for bras with extended sizes: 44+ with any cup size C or greater. DFS would also accept gently used accessories like purses and jewelry. Click Sign Me Up! here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. 

For Atlanta, drop off at 6255 Barfield Rd #155, Atlanta, GA 30328. Dress for Success also has many affiliate locates across the US and internationally. Please visit your local affiliate's site for drop off locations. Timing: Mondays between of 10am-2pm EDT. Other hours may be available, check the Executive Women of Goizueta Facebook and LinkedIn pages for updates.

Share your generosity by taking a selfie posting it and tagging @executivewomenofgoizueta and #EmoryCares

Miami Network Supply Drive with Lotus House

Sunday, November 1 - Monday, November 30 | Lotus House Donation Center

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


Lotus House is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women, youth and children. They provide sanctuary, support, education, tools and resources that empower them to heal, learn, grow and blossom into who they are truly meant to be. 

Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register.  Participate in either of these 2 ways: 

  1. Direct Drop Off: They accept donations of gently used clothing. They are in need of clothing for young men/teenage boys and women and children. Volunteers can bring the items to donate directly to one of their locations from November 1-30 on Monday through Sunday 10am-6:30pm
  2. Schedule a pick-up from a Emory Miami Network volunteer on Monday, November 23 from 9am to 3pm. Email Alex Llerena at alex.llerena@emory.edu to coordinate a pick-up time. 
  3. Purchase items specifically created for our Emory Cares project through their Amazon Wish List. Items will be delivered directly to LOTUS House via Amazon.  Wish list also in the confirmation email.

We will also be having a virtual connection on 11/14 at 11am. Zoom link in the confirmation email.

NYC Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Text Bank Election Day

Tuesday, November 3, 10a.m. - 8p.m. EDT |

Region:New York Service Type:Virtual Project Cause Served:Civic Engagement Time Commitment:One Time Event


Remind New Yorkers to head to the polls and vote on election day. In conjunction with NYC Votes, volunteers will text voters and deliver a nonpartisan voting themed message and provide information about voting. GOTV texts is a great way to be civically engaged. Closer to the date of the text bank you will receive a training and a link to create a secure account to the texting platform being used. Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register.

Shift information: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Two shift options: 10am – 1pm and 1-4pm.

Nashville Safe Haven Family Shelter 16th Annual Hike for the Homeless

Saturday, November 7 |

Region:Tennessee Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Virtual Project


One of our most beloved Emory traditions is fast approaching: Emory Cares! With the pandemic, it will look a little different this year, but we still have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact to Nashville. Even more so than past years, our support and involvement will make a great difference for those facing hardships right now. We have found an option that is socially distanced and helps a great organization. Read below!!

Safe Haven Family Shelter is a shelter for families experiencing homelessness and is one of the few options for families in such a situation. They help find housing, employment and work to have meaningful activities for the kids. My family has been volunteering there for many years and we are very impressed with the organization. The Emory network is supporting Safe Haven Family Shelter by participating in the 16th Annual Hike for the Homeless, a virtual event.

This year's Hike is a virtual event with everyone hiking on the same day, Saturday, November 7. Families and friends can choose to hike together or on their own, with their dogs, in their neighborhood or at a park. Everyone can hike their own way! The week leading up to the event will feature some favorite parts of the Hike presented virtually. Click Sign Me Up! and Continue at the bottom of the page. Register for the team through the link in the confirmation email.

Delhi Emory Cares International Service Day

Saturday, November 7 - Saturday, November 14 |

Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Service Type:Supply Drive Region:International Cause Served:Education


Since the COVID crisis has significantly impacted LCA, a middle-school catered towards educating underprivileged children, please join fellow Emory alumni as we support and collect used digital supplies, such as tablets, phones and laptops for these kids to have access to online educational resources. Through LCA, more than 2000 students have received subsidized education over the last 17 years. Do your part by giving this Emory Cares day, and helping these kids access online educational resources! Please click attending here and contact Neha Prakash, contact information in the confirmation email, if you would like to make a contribution or donate any used digital supplies. 

Visit lifecentreacademy.in for more information on this great organization. 

Walk with a Doc: Virtual Weekend Walks

Saturday, November 7 - Saturday, November 21 |

Region:Anywhere Service Type:Virtual Project Cause Served:Health Time Commitment:One Time Event Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


Emory Cares about YOU! Sponsored by CEBA but open to all, join us for one of 3 sessions to hear from different physicians and then pledge to get walking! Give back to your community by taking care of yourself and passing along relevant health information that you learn. 

Walk with a Doc is a program that provides a no cost walking program for anyone interested in living a healthier lifestyle through Emory’s Urban Health Initiative. This year we will be hosting 3 virtual walks in the month of November. Walkers will be able to hear from different physicians through a Zoom talk before tracking their steps on the app StrideKick. Here walkers will be able to compare and complete walking distances.

Click Sign Me Up! to and type in your preferred date so we know rough attendance. Then hit Continue at the bottom of the page. The project lead will follow up with the Zoom link soon.

Dates: 
  • Saturday, November 7th
  • Saturday, November 14th
  • Saturday, November 21st

Supply Drive for FoodBank of New Jersey

Region:New Jersey Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Supply Drive


The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is the State’s largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization. Last Year, the FoodBank provided nutritious food for over 66 million meals through its network of over 1,000 community partners, including pantries, soup kitchens, mobile pantries, and child and senior feeding programs. Working with these partners, together with donors and volunteers, the FoodBank fills the emptiness caused by hunger with food, help and hope.

Emory Alumni can help by participating in a food drive. Most needed foods are:
cans of tuna, salmon and chicken
pasta, instant potatoes, rice, cereal, mac & cheese
cans of soup, chili, stews, spaghetti & meatballs
plastic jars of almond butter, sun butter, jelly
cans of green beans, carrots, mixed fruits, pineapples 
cartons of shelf stable milk
diapers
feminine hygiene products 
[NO GLASS PLEASE]

Call Jodi Rosenzweig at 908-227-0022 with any questions.

Volunteers may bring donations to drop off box at 17 William Penn Road, Warren, NJ on the following dates:
Saturday, November 7 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, November 8 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

2020 NYC Kidney Walk

Sunday, November 8, 10a.m. - 12p.m. EDT |

Service Type:Virtual Project Cause Served:Health Region:New York Time Commitment:One Time Event


Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) need us now more than ever! With your support, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is working to protect the 37 million American adults with CKD, including 500,000 on dialysis and 10,000 waiting for a kidney transplant.

In addition, COVID-19 is causing acute kidney injury (AKI) in about 15% of all hospitalized coronavirus patients, many of whom now need dialysis. Help stop the spread of this virus before more lives are lost or more kidneys are damaged! LaceUp with our Emory Alumni NYC team. Raise funds, awareness, and dedicate a 3.7 mile walk in your neighborhood! 

Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Then search for our “Emory Alumni NYC” team at https://kidney.rallybound.org/newyorkcity/Account/Register 

Walk Day schedule:
10:00am Connect with our Emory Alumni NYC team 
10:30am Warm up to the Opening Ceremony Video
11:00am Say "Hi!" from Zoom while you walk in your neighborhood 
12:00pm Celebrate with brunch

Oxford Campus Support Drive for Foster Children

Monday, November 9 - Saturday, November 14 | Oxford Student Center

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


Continuing the Oxford tradition, we will support the Newton County Department of Family & Children Services. Instead of gathering to assemble boxes, we are asking volunteers to drop off already made boxes to distribute to kids in needs.

The shoe boxes are generally filled with personal hygiene items (travel size tooth paste, toothbrush, body wash, etc) and some fun items like coloring books.

Please wrap your box in any sort of decorative paper and attach a note indicating if the box is gender specific. Registrants can enter the student center and leave their items in the drop off box located in the lobby.
Drop Off: Monday-Friday (11/9-11/13) 9am-5pm Saturday (11/14) 11am-3pm

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

Latinx Network Supports the Virtual Latino Youth Leadership Conference

Tuesday, November 10 - Sunday, November 15 |

Region:Georgia Cause Served:Education Service Type:Virtual Project Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Virtual Mentoring


For the past two decades, the Latino Youth Leadership Conference has inspired middle and high school students from across Georgia to pursue higher education and follow their dreams. The Latino Youth Leadership Conference, now in its 21st year, provides Latino students with the tools they need to access post-secondary education, develop leadership skills and explore careers.
 
The Latinx Network is supporting LYLC this year by virtually reviewing stories submitted from 9th-12th graders in workshops called "Stories on a Line, in a Circle, Out in the World," and "Discovering and Creating Your Story." Both workshops help students explore their own story and identity and make great college essays!
 
Volunteers will receive a reading guide to provide feedback directly to students from November 10-November 15th. Please volunteer here by November 9th by clicking Sign Me Up! and Continue at the bottom of the page. The Project Lead will send all volunteers the stories and further directions on November 10th. 

Mock Interview Day with LA Promise Fund

Thursday, November 12, 12p.m. - 5:30p.m. EDT |

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


West Adams Prep High School Business Academy & LA Promise Fund's Career Pathway Connection will be hosting a virtual mock interview event on Thursday, November 12th from either 9:00am - 11:00am or 12:30pm - 2:30pm PST. 

We need professionals from different industries to conduct mock interviews for South LA high school students to assist them with preparing for real-life future career and college interviews. LA Promise Fund will provide the volunteers with a rubric, a list of questions to ask, and pre-training, as well as other supportive documents to help prepare the professionals to conduct successful interviews with student participants. 

Volunteers will join the event 30 minutes early to review all procedures and so that LAPF can answer any volunteer questions and support the professionals. After the 30-minute training, professionals will virtually interview students.

Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. In the confirmation note, please complete sign up process with provided URL.

Emory Muslim Alumni Go To School

Thursday, November 12, 3:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. EDT |

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


We will deliver a short interactive lesson plan to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in an Afterschool Program delivered by New American Pathways. Lesson plan is around College and Careers. A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants. Additionally, a one hour orientation is required before service. The specific date of the orientation will be based on the availability of volunteers. The project lead will follow up in an email.

New American Pathways services support new Americans on their individual pathways from arrival through citizenship with programs that focus on four key milestones along the pathway – Safety & Stability, Self-Sufficiency, Success, and Service. Programs work in concert to guide new Americans on their individual pathways to long-term success.

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

Virtual Fall Career Day for East Atlanta Kids Club Youth

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

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! They will have a “Virtual Fall Career Day” on November 12, 2020. The presentations will begin at 5:00pm and should be over by 7:00pm.

They need 6 volunteers to present for about 15 minutes and explain the duties of their careers to the children. Each presenter will also interact with students in breakout rooms based on industry. They encourage visuals to help the students understand what your career involves.

You will need to be available for the entire 2-hour period. In addition to the live presentation, the East Atlanta Kids Club would like for you to create a 60-second video on your career for them to use going forward.

If you would like to help by presenting, please sign up for this volunteer opportunity by clicking Sign Me Up! and then Continue at the bottom of the page. 

If you are unable to join on November 12th, but would like to help, you can also make a 60-second video on Flipgrid discussing your career. All careers are welcome! Email Ally Wright at awrigh8@gmail.com for more information.

Engineering Academy Virtual Career Day

Friday, November 13, 1p.m. - 2:30p.m. EDT |

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


These career days are an opportunity for professionals to share with students their journey and why they do what they do! This is an amazing opportunity for students to network, learn new careers, and the steps needed to enter these industries. Fremont High School Engineering Academy is looking to host professionals (2-4) in the Engineering Industry for their Virtual Career Day on Friday, November 13th from 10:15-11:30am PST.

Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. In the confirmation note, please complete sign up process with provided URL.

Portland Makes Sack Lunches for Blanchet House

Saturday, November 14, 8:30a.m. - 11a.m. EDT | Blanchet House

Service Type:Supply Drive Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Region:Oregon Time Commitment:One Time Event


Make sack lunches to drop off at Blanchet House! The Emory Portland Network is signed up to deliver 100 sack lunches to Blanchet House on Saturday, Nov. 14th between 8:30am-11am PDT.
Each volunteer will be asked to make 10 sack lunches (if multiple people from your household sign up, each individual is responsible for 10 sack lunches).
Sack lunches should be packed in brown paper bags. Each sack lunch needs to include:

  • 1 sandwich (PB&J or a deli sandwich)
  • 1 fruit serving (orange, pre-packaged apple slices, or a fruit cup with a utensil included)
  • 2 store-bought wrapped snacks (chips, string cheese, individually wrapped cookies, soft/chewy granola bar, raisins, etc.)
  • 1 napkin

Label the sack lunch - write the type of sandwich you made on the outside of the bag.
Feel free to decorate the bags if you'd like! The meal guests appreciate the art and words of hope.

Please note:

  • No beverages
  • Avoid hard, crunchy foods (such as whole apples, carrots, hard granola bars) as these can be difficult for guests
  • Do not make more sack lunches than you/your household have signed up for - Blanchet House appreciates your generosity, but they have limited cooler space to store the sack lunches

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

Blanchet House provides food, clothing, and housing programs to people in need. As Blanchet House navigated the COVID-19 crisis, they introduced the sack lunch meal program. This has allowed volunteers to safely prepare ready-to-go meals from their homes that can be easily dropped off Blanchet House to then be distributed to guests. The sack lunches help Blanchet House provide nutritious meals to people experiencing homelessness, poverty, and hunger. Sack lunches are distributed to Blanchet House guests at their facility and to individuals in partner shelters.


NYC Invisible Hands Dispatch Team

Saturday, November 14, 9a.m. - 8p.m. EDT |

Service Type:Virtual Project Time Commitment:One Time Event Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Region:New York


Serve as a Call Center Dispatcher or Operator for Invisible Hands. This recently formed non-profit organization began as a Facebook post - an offer from three twenty-somethings to help deliver groceries as COVID-19 began to spread throughout NYC. In just three months, they organized over 10,000 volunteers and delivered over $1,000,000 in food, medicine, and other necessities to those most vulnerable throughout NY, NJ, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. 

Sign up for a shift with the “Captain Delivery” dispatch team assigning orders to volunteers or with the Call Center helping recipients place orders. Alumni who are multilingual can put their skills to work assisting non-English speaking recipients place orders or by interpreting between delivery volunteers and their recipients. This project offers flexibility with 3 shift options on Emory Cares Day! Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. The project lead will follow up on how to select shifts.

Shift information: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, 9am-1pm, 1-5pm, 5-8pm

Chicago Supports LaCasa Norte

Saturday, November 14, 11a.m. - 12p.m. EDT |

Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Region:Illinois Service Type:Virtual Project Service Type:Supply Drive Time Commitment:One Time Event


Join fellow Chicago alumni, family, and friends virtually supporting La Casa Norte for our 3rd Year of Emory Cares! La Casa Norte's mission is to serve youth (ages 16 - 24) and families confronting homelessness. They provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities. 

We will participate in a variety of activities including: writing encouraging notes, researching housing properties for current clients who will transition to home ownership, and donating items. 

We will receive a list from La Casa Norte of necessary items. All activities for the project time are family friendly. Join us on Saturday, November 14th at 10am CDT.

Click Sign Me Up! here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Registrants will receive the Zoom link from the project lead in a follow up email.

Letter Writing Action

Saturday, November 14, 11a.m. - 2p.m. EDT |

Region:Anywhere Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment Service Type:Card or Note Writing


We will be sending letters to incarcerated survivors of domestic, intimate partner and gender-based violence in anticipation of the holiday seasons. Writing letters to criminalized survivors helps to dismantle isolation, creating pathways for connection, collaboration, and coalition. Currently & formerly incarcerated survivors have stated again and again how important letters of support are to relationship building and their well-being.

The event will be hosted on Zoom on November 14th from 11am-2pm EDT. Registrants will receive the Zoom invite, a card, and a stamp in advance of the event. Click Sign Me Up! here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register.

Creative Virtual Vibe Volunteer Day (Art, Inspire, Encourage)

Saturday, November 14, 12p.m. - 2p.m. EDT |

Region:Anywhere Cause Served:Education Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Cause Served:Arts and Creativity Service Type:Virtual Project Time Commitment:One Time Event Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly


Join us for a fun filled passion-driven virtual event to support the legendary Emory Cares International Service Day event! 

Our nonprofit Founder, Nadia Surrency is an Emory Law alumnus and served as the student-elected President at Emory Law! She started the Surrency Foundation because she believes in the power of community! We’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquarter in Sandy Springs, Georgia. We help assist young girls in the Atlanta community to make positive changeovers into their post-secondary education, develop entrepreneurship skills with our relevant and highly engaging programs.

The current pandemic has caused the world to shift and pivot our efforts. We want to acknowledge the kids in foster care that may be feeling alone during this difficult time. Also, children around the world were forced to be home-schooled, so we want to bring in motivational speakers to provide children and parents with some encouraging words/mentorship.

We will have different break-out rooms with different activities and fun music: 
  1. Draw Online Whiteboard Group Session: Write encouraging notes or use our online software to draw positive pictures for kids in foster care homes. We will print your notes and pictures and mail to the foster kids. (This activity is replacing our onsite arts & craft paint day).
  2. Virtual Speakers: We will have different virtual speakers to discuss various topics in a microlearning style.
  3. Create Videos: Record positive messages for us to upload to our Surrency Foundation YouTube and share the link with kids in foster care.
  4. Get Mentored: We will have mentors from different industries available to virtually provide advice, encouragement or mentorship to you in a 1-5 minutes private session on Zoom.

Click Sign Me Up! here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. You will receive a follow up email by the project lead shortly.

Emory Impact at Home: Sustainability in the Kitchen

Saturday, November 14, 1p.m. - 2p.m. EDT |

Region:Anywhere Region:California Cause Served:Sustainability/Conservation Service Type:Virtual Project Time Commitment:One Time Event


COVID-19 has changed the way we connect and get together. In the past, our Emory Cares projects were in person like working at a food bank or park clean up. While we miss in-person service events and can’t wait to resume them one day, it’s important to note we can still make an impact from our own homes.

On Saturday, November 14th at 10am PST we will have the first of two "Impact at Home" virtual events where we will have interactive activities demonstrating how you can incorporate more sustainable practices in your own home. For Sustainability in the Kitchen, we will discuss how to eliminate Kitchen Waste. We will have a How To Compost walk through along with a printable kit for registrants and their families with more resources.

Brought to you by the Bay Area, but important everywhere! Click Sign Me Up! here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Zoom link in the confirmation email. 

Help the LA Hungry with Phone Calls and Research

Saturday, November 14, 1p.m. - 3p.m. EDT |

Region:California Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Service Type:Virtual Project Time Commitment:One Time Event


On Saturday, November 14th from 10am PST to 12pm PST help the hungry find food by calling, emailing, and researching food pantries and soup kitchens for Food Oasis over Zoom. The morning starts with a training where you'll learn about food insecurity and also how to gather the needed information. After that, you'll all spend an hour doing independent research. Finally, all volunteers will regroup to discuss.

Los Angeles county has the largest number of food insecure people in the nation and yet wastes over one million tons of food a year! Your research will put mechanisms in place to stop that.

Click Sign Me Up! here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. The project lead will follow up with the Zoom link shortly.

Fighting Food Insecurity in Cincinnati

Saturday, November 14, 2p.m. - 3p.m. EDT |

Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Region:Ohio Time Commitment:One Time Event Service Type:Virtual Project


We will be doing a virtual presentation from a local non-profit to discuss local food insecurity and then enabling alumni to donate supplies as desired! Zoom link in the confirmation email. Click Sign Me Up! here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register.

American Cancer Society Virtual Volunteering

Saturday, November 14, 2p.m. - 6p.m. EDT |

Service Type:Virtual Project Region:Oregon Time Commitment:One Time Event Cause Served:Health


Join us on November 14th from 11am-3pm PST to work with ACS Cancer Action Network as part of the American Cancer Society to thank donors for supporting cancer patients and doing research on current statistics related to cancer and disease in the Pacific Northwest. 

This project will help solidify resources for the resources ACS will be giving to families and those affected by cancer in the Portland metropolitan area.

As the date for the project nears, the project lead will send a Zoom link to have alumni join and connect with American Cancer Society community coordinators. Click Sign Me Up! here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register.

How Second Harvest Food Bank Pivoted During the Pandemic

Saturday, November 14, 9p.m. - 10p.m. EDT |

Region:California Service Type:Virtual Project Time Commitment:One Time Event Cause Served:Resource Insecurity


On Saturday, November 14th at 6pm PST, join our virtual conversation with Second Harvest to learn how they pivoted during the pandemic and scaled to address the increase in food insecurity in the greater Bay Area.

During the virtual session, you will be given information on starting your own food drive as well as in-person volunteer opportunities you may register for as an individual.

Click Sign Me Up! here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Zoom link in the confirmation email.

Emory Impact at Home: Sustainability in the Home

Sunday, November 15, 1p.m. - 2p.m. EDT |

Region:Anywhere Region:California Cause Served:Sustainability/Conservation Service Type:Virtual Project Time Commitment:One Time Event


COVID-19 has changed the way we connect and get together. In the past, our Emory Cares projects were in person like working at a food bank or park clean up. While we miss in-person service events and can’t wait to resume them one day, it’s important to note we can still make an impact from our own homes.

On Sunday, November 15th at 10am PST, we will have the second of two "Impact at Home" virtual events where we will have interactive activities demonstrating how you can incorporate more sustainable practices in your own home. For Sustainability in the Home, we will discuss the best ways to reduce and recycle textiles, plastics, and other home goods. Participants will be encouraged to participate in "thrift" and up-cycling challenges via Tik Tok and Instagram reels. Winners of best video will win Emory swag.

Brought to you by the Bay Area, but important everywhere! Click Sign Me Up here and then Continue at the bottom of the page to register. Zoom link in the confirmation email.

South Florida JA Fellows Company Program Mentors

Monday, November 16 |

Cause Served:Education Region:Florida Time Commitment:Flexible Recurring Commitment Service Type:Virtual Mentoring


Junior Achievement of South Florida offers the JA Fellows Company Program every year to high school students in our area. This is a unique entrepreneurship program different from others that exist in our area. In addition to creating business plans like other entrepreneurial programs, JA Fellows students actually create a business product or service, capitalize their real businesses and run them throughout the program, which runs from September through April. They recognize real profits or losses and the reality of being responsible to shareholders. Students are mentored by community volunteers serving as mentors.

Volunteer schedule: 
Total of 5 hours (one hour a week).  Includes a 1 hour volunteer training, scheduled at your convenience and an e-introduction with the volunteer to the lead teacher and other volunteers before meeting the students. 
Phase 2: From Nov 16 to Jan 15
Phase 3: From Jan 18 to Feb 22

Last year, with the help of 7,090 trained corporate and community volunteers who donated 38,383 hours of their time at a value of $976,079, JA delivered 1,070,440 program curriculum hours to 50,000 K-12th grade students at JA World Huizenga Center at the Lillian S. Wells Pavilion and in 270 schools throughout Broward and South Palm Beach County to K-12 in-class and specialized high school focused programming. 

You can be part of this great program! Contact Alex Llerena (alex.llerena@emory.edu) by November 9th to participate in Phase 2 and be connected to Junior Achievement of South Florida for volunteer training and next steps.  If you are interested in participating in Phase 3, you can also sign up through Emory Cares and get trained in November and complete your service hours in January 2021.

Atlanta Virtual Reading Buddies

Monday, November 16, 2p.m. - 5p.m. EDT |

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


Join us virtually for 30 minutes to read to an elementary student in the Corners Outreach Academy.
Date: November 16-19. Times: 2pm-5pm.
Click Sign Me Up here and Continue at the bottom of the page to register. The project lead will email you with a GoogleDoc to select your time and date from that range shortly.

A study by Northeastern University shows that students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma than proficient readers. So we can be most effective in decreasing the dropout rate by tutoring elementary age students and showing parents the value of education.

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.