Emory Cares 2021

Emory Cares 2021


More on Emory Cares visit here. Contact yabi.demissie@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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Support Emory Students (through high need opportunities)!

Saturday, October 30 - Tuesday, November 30 | http://engage.emory.edu/studentsupport

Cause Served:Education


Emory's recently launched campaign, 2036, is about investing in people for the benefit of people and reimagining our future. We see our students as our future, and it is a key priority of this campaign to support Student Flourishing. Supporting student flourishing means helping students learn to: be thinkers and doers, strengthen values, develop skills, realize their potential, and prepare for careers with opportunities to change hearts, minds, and the world. Help us help our students flourish and strengthen Emory's network by signing up to support any of the high need opportunities and/or student populations of interest to you on the page below. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, mentorship, job shadowing, offering advice or career guidance, giving to scholarships, and more. 

Creativity+ - Virtual

Monday, November 1 - Tuesday, November 30 | Virtual

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


Video Editors, Audio Engineers, and Graphic Designers needed!

The Emory Alumni Creative Network - Atlanta Chapter is looking for video editors, audio engineers, and graphic designers to volunteer a few hours of time to put the finishing touches on 5 short videos for ‘Creativity+’. Credit will be given and the works will be showcased at an Atlanta art gallery as well as live on the Alumni Association website.

ABOUT CREATIVITY+
Creativity+ is a web-based collection of recorded interviews highlighting Emory University affiliates who have navigated non-linear and/or non-traditional creative career pathways. Season 1 of the series features 25 alumni spanning the classes of 1991 to 2020 who represent over a dozen industries ranging from puppetry and film to animal behavior and AI. The goal is to encourage individuals to be braver in their explorations and to reassure students and alumni that a squiggly, winding career is not only common but empowering.

This project is managed by alumni volunteers in collaboration with the Career Center and Alumni Association.

EDITOR NEEDS
Animate titles and lower-thirds onto videos.

AUDIO ENGINEER NEEDS
Mix and polish audio on interviews recorded over Zoom.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER NEEDS
Design title cards, lower-thirds, and/or background frames to be animated onto the videos.

If interested, also help design general graphics for the project such as website banners, newsletter and social media posters, etc.

Ongoing Project: Taking Submissions all month

Make A Pledge: Boca Helping Hands - November Food Drive - Boca Raton, Florida

Monday, November 1 - Sunday, December 12 | Boca Helping Hands

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


Will you make a pledge to get involved with this project?

Join the Emory Palm Beach Network as we collect food supplies for Boca Helping Hands. If you are unable to participate in the Emory Cares Day of Service on Saturday, November 13, you can still contribute to our efforts to improve our local community and make an important impact! 

Why? 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!  

What? #EmoryCares 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 and Saturday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. 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. 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. If possible, please take a photo and share it using #EmoryCares and #EmoryPalmBeach. 

You can also contribute to these efforts by purchasing an item from Boca Helping Hand's Amazon Wishlist. Please be sure to mention #EmoryCares once you complete the order. Thank you for your support!

Make A Pledge: November Food Drive for Second Harvest of the Big Bend - Tallahassee, Florida

Monday, November 1 - Sunday, December 12 | Second Harvest of the Big Bend Warehouse

Region:Florida Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment


Will you make the pledge to get involved with this project?

Join the Emory Tallahassee Network as we collect food supplies for the Second Harvest of the Big Bend and support people in our community experiencing food insecurity!

Why? Second Harvest of the Big Bend is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit food bank that warehouses millions of pounds of food and other products that go out to the community. Together with their Partner Agencies, they distributed 15.3 million pounds of healthy and nutritious food in 2020 - enough for 12.7 million meals. They also work to educate and engage the community in the flight against hunger, and rely on assistance from individuals, business, and other organizations who share this commitment to a healthy community - and they need our help!

What? #EmoryCares volunteers may drop non-perishable food donations at the Second Harvest of the Big Bend warehouse located at 4446 Entrepot Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32310, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during the month of November. Please let our team know that you have complete your donation by texting a photo to (470) 891 - 9559.

Most needed items include: Canned Fruits, Canned Meet, Canned Vegetables, Cereal Boxes, Hearty Soup/Stew, and Peanut Butter. We will also have collection boxes at various alumni's businesses around town. Register today and we will share details on where the drop off time and locations around town will be.

Make A Pledge: Blood Drive - Seattle, Washington

https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/DonorPortal/Default.aspx

Cause Served:Health Region:Washington Time Commitment:One Time Event


If you're in Seattle, we will have a 2-week window to donate blood at our local facility, just enter your zip code when you sign up at the link provided in your confirmation email to find the closest location. There is a critical shortage of blood and lots of last-minute cancellations right now, we can really make a difference to our community! Use the code EC21 when registering!

If you choose to donate blood, you will be put into a drawing to win a trip to Cabo San Lucas to meet Macklemore!! Submit your entry by November 28! For  more information on this visit https://www.bloodworksnw.org/music

You must be 18 or older to participate.

Make A Pledge: Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency - Charlotte, North Carolina/Virtual

Monday, November 1 - Tuesday, November 30 | The Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency

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


Will you make a pledge to give?

Join the Charlotte Emory Community in providing support for The Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency. CRRA’s mission is to receive, to connect and to empower newly arrived refugees in the Charlotte area so that they begin successful and self-sufficient lives in the United States. Help us welcome them the Emory way.

We will be collecting items during our October 27th Welcome to the City Event and our November 17th 2036 Campaign event.

In addition to grocery store gift cards, items of the greatest need currently are:
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Vacuums
  • Winter Coats
Please complete registration to receive receive Amazon cart!

Any items other than grocery store gift cards should be dropped off directly to the organization at, 5009 Monroe Rd., Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28205, but please be sure to send us an email of the items that you have donated so we can fully capture the impact of the Emory Community! This project is perfect for those who are looking to participate in Emory Cares remotely. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Make A Pledge: American Red Cross's Holiday Mail for Heroes - Tallahassee, Florida

Monday, November 1 - Friday, December 3 | America Red Cross - Tallahassee Office

Cause Served:Civic Engagement Cause Served:Veterans Service Type:Cards or Note Writing Region:Anywhere Region:Florida Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment


Will you make a pledge to get involved with this project?

Join the Emory Tallahassee Network as we bring joy for the holidays to the brave men and women who serve our country! 

What? All you need is a pen and a piece of paper to show your appreciation and send some holiday cheer to the servicemen and women who help defend our freedom here and abroad. The American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes (HMFH) program empowers people to “Give Something That Means Something” by sending a card of thanks and support to the members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. Your local Red Cross office will collect, sort, and distribute the holiday cards to military members, veterans, and their families.

Guidelines: To make cards as meaningful as possible to a wide audience, we recommend that the public use generic titles such as “Dear Service Member, Veteran, or Military Family Member” when writing the cards. Cards should not contain glitter because some cards may end up at the bedside of a wounded service member and the glitter could aggravate existing health issues. It is not necessary to put cards in individual envelopes. The cards are removed, and the envelopes discarded during the screening process.

How to participate? Have your family make as many cards as you’d like and mail your cards by November 29th or drop off your cards at the Tallahassee Office - 1115 Easterwood Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32311 by Friday, December 3rd.

For more information, please contact our #EmoryTallahassee Project Leads: 
Yolanda Bogan 87C, ykhbogan@gmail.com | Andrea Nelson 86Ox 88C, andreavnelson7@gmail.com | Alfredo Paredes 93C 97M 03MR, aparedes@alumni.emory.edu

Make A Pledge: Supply Drive for Love Missions’ Freedom Bags - Sanford, Florida

Palate Coffee Brewery

Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Region:Florida Service Type:Supply Drive Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly Time Commitment:One Time Flexible Event


Will you make the pledge to get involved with this project?

Join the Emory Central Florida Network as we collect personal care items that will aid in the recovery of human trafficking survivors.


Why? Love Missions is dedicated to the Abolishment of modern-day slavery and child exploitation and uses projects to fight the injustice of human trafficking. They run a safe house and a life-skills center.


How does it work? If you are unable to join our in-person Freedom Bag packing party, we still encourage you to participate in our #EmoryCares mission this fall by donating personal care item in our supply drive benefitting Love Missions.


Please purchase any new items from this list and label your donation "Emory Cares."

  • Towel
  • Wash Cloth
  • Blanket
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Body spray
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Bar of soap
  • Comb/Brush
  • Deodorant
  • Shave Cream
  • Shaver
  • Hair ties
  • Journal
  • Pen
  • Socks
  • Tampons or pads
  • Teddy bear
  • Homemade card


Drop Off Location: Donations can be dropped off at Palate Coffee Brewery on 105 West 2nd St, Sanford, FL.

Once you stop by, we recommend that you consider buying a coffee while you're there--the coffee shop proceeds benefit the mission. :)


Duration: All month of November


For more information, please contact our #EmoryCentralFlorida Project Lead: Liz Campbell, dr.liz.campbell@gotsoup.net | Emory Central Florida Network’s Service Chair

Make A Pledge: Food Drive for USF Food Pantry - Tampa, Florida

Monday, November 1 - Sunday, December 12 | Feed-A-Bull Food Pantry

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


Will you make the pledge to get involved with this project?

Join the Emory Tampa Bay Network in a Food Drive for USF’s Food Pantry: Feed-A-Bull and drop off food items throughout the month of November!

What? Feed-A-Bull is an initiative spearheaded by Student Health Services and Feeding America Tampa Bay, that strives to alleviate food hardship and hunger among USF students by providing supplemental food, nutrition education and resources to students in need, to promote student success and retention.

Why The pantry was created as a response to the knowledge that some students face food insecurity while attending the university, and supplemental food assistance may assist in allowing students to focus on their studies. By providing emergency food assistance, Feed-A-Bull works to make sure that our students would not have to choose between buying textbooks or buying groceries and helps to ensure that no student goes hungry.

How does it work? Register today and make plans to purchase one or more of the food items that are currently in high-demand and low in their stock during your next shopping trip in November:

  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Fruit or Fruit cups
  • Canned Tuna
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Pasta 
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Popcorn
  • Rice
  • Shelf-stable milk (non-refrigerated)
  • Soup, particularly vegetarian soup

Once you have gathered the items to donate, head over to 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 0002 Basement, Tampa, Florida, 33620 and drop the items off at the basement of the Student Services Building (SVC 0002).  All donations are accepted in their atrium even if the pantry is closed.

Can’t drop off in person? Consider having food items delivered to the pantry and please use the organization’s Amazon Wishlist.

If you are not near the Tampa Campus, you can bring your food supplies to pantries in other USF campuses:

  • USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus
  • USF St. Petersburg Campus

Duration: All month of November

Please be sure to complete the entire registration so we can see that you made an impact!

Host an Emory Community Conversation (Inclusivv) - Virtual

Monday, November 1 - Tuesday, November 30 | https://www.inclusivv.co/emory

Cause Served:Emory Community Region:Anywhere Time Commitment:One Time Event


Emory Community Conversations is an opportunity to unite the Emory community through conversation with a goal of inspiring action virtually.

Whether you are looking for a way to begin a conversation or continue a conversation, Emory Community Conversations provides you with the tools and resources needed to engage in small group dialogue with peers in a brave and courageous space. These conversations are open to all members of the Emory community.

For more information on how to sign up, see link: https://www.inclusivv.co/emory

Junior Achievement Virtual Career Speaker - Florida/Virtual

Monday, November 1 - Tuesday, November 30 |

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


#EmoryFloridaNetworks   Junior Achievement programs in Florida are looking for virtual volunteers to share their “job story” or “personal journey”. This virtual volunteer opportunity seeks to provide students with a broadened spectrum of jobs in the state of Florida while also giving them guidance, support, and perspective for their future journey into the workforce.

What? Alumni will complete a 7-10 minute recording (in interview format with JA staff) were they will be asked to answer a series of questions about their career and share stories about their professional growth journey. Here are some examples: https://jasouthflorida.org/speakerseriesvideos/

Why? Junior Achievement is creating a video library that will also provide teachers with a free online resource, easy to assign and easy to access to give them guidance, support, and perspective for their future journey into the workforce.

How does it work? Emory alumni will sign up to volunteer and our Emory Regional Engagement Officer, Alex Llerena, will connect you with the Junior Achievement location that may be seeking to fill this volunteer opportunity. 

Once Alex connects you with JA, you will sign a media release form to authorize the recording of your video story. JA staff will coordinate a Zoom meeting with you based on your schedule and you will be asked a series of questions about your professional journey, such as: 
  • What did you do after high school? Did you go straight to college and if so, did you major in the field you are currently in?
  • How and why did you decide to enter this career field? Was this your passion? 
  • What does a typical day look like for you? Do you work M-F? Weekends?
  • What advice would you give to students interested in this career pathway? 
  • What is your favorite part of what you do?
  • What should they concentrate on now to be successful in this Career?  


You may wish to share props, tools, or pictures that are representative of your job if they help you explain your work. Consider wearing your uniform if one is required for your job. This interview will take from 7 to 10 minutes and will be showcased on the Junior Achievement location’s website. 
After your interview has been scheduled, we ask that you report back to Alex Llerena on the date/time of this recording and share feedback about your experience giving back to your community in this way.

Duration: All month of November

Letters of Love Project - Virtual

Monday, November 1 - Tuesday, November 30 | Love for Our Elders

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


Join us in sending letters of care to those in our community who need cheering up. The organization is called Love for Our Elders! Please complete registration to receive access to write your letters! 


Notes for Neighbors Campaign - Virtual

Monday, November 1 - Tuesday, November 30 |

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


Bring a little sunshine into a senior’s day! Throughout the pandemic, many seniors who are residents and patients of Emory-affiliated facilities, such as Wesley Woods, have not able to visit with friends and families in person.  For many, their caregivers have been their only connections. Help us combat their loneliness and exhaustion by writing uplifting cards and letters to these residents and their caregivers. Draw a picture, share your favorite a quote, relay a poem -- be creative! This is a great activity for families, classrooms, and Scout troops – kids can send drawings and write their own notes to help brighten someone's day.

Details on where cards can be dropped off to or mailed to will be provided in your registration confirmation!

Messages will be delivered to residents and caregivers in early December.

Thank an Emory Healthcare Hero - Virtual

Monday, November 1 - Tuesday, November 30 | Virtual

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


We are very near the 2 year mark since Covid-19 changed everything. There are still so many healthcare workers that still have not be able to take a break. We'd love to have as many individuals spread love, hope and kindness to them by writing a short and thoughtful note to them. 

Write a Note of Encouragement to an Educator! - Virtual

Monday, November 1 - Tuesday, November 30 | Virtual

Cause Served:Education Region:Anywhere Time Commitment:One Time Event Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly Service Type:Virtual Project Service Type:Cards or Note Writing


There are so many reasons to thank an educator today! We wanted to take the time to open up the opportunity for our Emory community to send a special note to an educator thanking them for the meaningful work they have done and continue to do for our students. They've worked so hard to inspire, care for, listen, guide and help mold their students into the future leaders of this world.

Thanks for sharing!

Write a Note of Encouragement to a Student! - Virtual

Monday, November 1 - Tuesday, November 30 | Virtual

Cause Served:Education Cause Served:Emory Community Region:Anywhere Service Type:Cards or Note Writing Service Type:Virtual Project Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly Time Commitment:One Time Event


Everyone loves a little encouragement! Take some time to wish a fellow Emory student good luck or provide them with some tips or some guidance as they enter into finals week. Your message will go to a student so the more messages we receive, the more students we are able to send encouragement to! Messages like this can go such a long way. #EmoryCares

Make A Pledge: American Red Cross's Holiday Mail for Heroes - Gainesville, Florida

Monday, November 1 - Thursday, December 2 | America Red Cross - Gainesville Office

Cause Served:Veterans Region:Florida Service Type:Cards or Note Writing Time Commitment:One Time Flexible Event


Will you make a pledge to get involved with this project?

Join the Emory Gainesville Network as we bring joy for the holidays to the brave men and women who serve our country!

What? All you need is a pen and a piece of paper to show your appreciation and send some holiday cheer to the servicemen and women who help defend our freedom here and abroad. The American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes (HMFH) program empowers people to “Give Something That Means Something” by sending a card of thanks and support to the members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. Your local Red Cross office will collect, sort, and distribute the holiday cards to military members, veterans, and their families.

Guidelines: To make cards as meaningful as possible to a wide audience, we recommend that the public use generic titles such as “Dear Service Member, Veteran, or Military Family Member” when writing the cards. Cards should not contain glitter because some cards may end up at the bedside of a wounded service member and the glitter could aggravate existing health issues. It is not necessary to put cards in individual envelopes. The cards are removed, and the envelopes discarded during the screening process.

How to participate? Have your family make as many cards as you’d like and mail your cards by November 29th at the Gainesville Office - 1425 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601 or drop off your cards at the site by Friday, December 3rd.

For more information, please contact our #EmoryGainesville Project Lead: 
Alex Llerena, alex.llerena@emory.edu

Make A Pledge: American Red Cross's Holiday Mail for Heroes - Jacksonville, Florida

Monday, November 1 - Friday, December 3 | America Red Cross - Jacksonville Office

Cause Served:Civic Engagement Cause Served:Veterans Region:Anywhere Region:Florida Service Type:Cards or Note Writing Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment


Will you make a pledge to get involved with this project?

Join the Emory Jacksonville Network as we bring joy for the holidays to the brave men and women who serve our country! 

What? All you need is a pen and a piece of paper to show your appreciation and send some holiday cheer to the servicemen and women who help defend our freedom here and abroad. The American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes (HMFH) program empowers people to “Give Something That Means Something” by sending a card of thanks and support to the members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. Your local Red Cross office will collect, sort, and distribute the holiday cards to military members, veterans, and their families.

Guidelines: To make cards as meaningful as possible to a wide audience, we recommend that the public use generic titles such as “Dear Service Member, Veteran, or Military Family Member” when writing the cards. Cards should not contain glitter because some cards may end up at the bedside of a wounded service member and the glitter could aggravate existing health issues. It is not necessary to put cards in individual envelopes. The cards are removed, and the envelopes discarded during the screening process.

How to participate? Have your family make as many cards as you’d like and mail your cards by November 29th at the Jacksonville Office - 751 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204 or drop off your cards at the site by Friday, December 3rd.

For more information, please contact our #EmoryJacksonville Project Lead: 
Ashish Bajaj 07B, ashish.k.bajaj@gmail.com

Business Mentor with Start:ME Accelerator - Atlanta, Georgia

Monday, November 1 - Sunday, December 12 | Start:ME Accelerator

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


Start:ME is a free small business training program that provides entrepreneurs the tools and connections necessary to build and grow successful businesses. Start:ME is delivered by Emory's Goizueta Business School in partnership with community-based nonprofits to serve entrepreneurs in three metro Atlanta communities - Clarkston, East Lake, and Atlanta's Southside.

Volunteer mentors play a hands on role throughout the 3-month accelerator, equipping, advising, and connecting entrepreneurs to build stronger ventures. In each community, Start:ME engages 20-25 mentors.

The Winter 2022 program, starting February 1, 2022, will include 11 weeknight evening sessions (6:30-9PM) and run virtually.

You can learn more and apply at www.startmeatl.org/mentor.

Make A Pledge: Food Drive for Broward College Food Pantry - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Monday, November 1 - Sunday, December 12 | The Seahawk Marketplace, Free Food Pantry

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


Will you make the pledge to get involved with this project?

Join the Emory Broward Network in a Hygiene Items Drive for Broward College’s New Pantry and drop off items throughout the month of November!

What? The Food and Hygiene Items Distribution Program and the new Seahawk Marketplace on Central Campus provide food (including fresh fruits and vegetables) and hygiene items to Broward College students in need in partnership with Feeding South Florida. They are in urgent need of hygiene supplies and we will help to meet that need. 

Why? The Seahawk Marketplace was created as a response to the knowledge that because of the pandemic, 72% of Broward College students surveyed said that they are experiencing food and housing insecurities with 61% reported losing their jobs and 14% becoming homeless as a direct result of the pandemic. By providing emergency food assistance, the Food and Hygiene Items Distribution Program and Seahawk Marketplace works to make sure that students would not have to choose between buying textbooks or buying groceries and helps to ensure that no student goes hungry.

How does it work? Register today and make plans to purchase one or more of the hygiene items that are currently in high-demand and low in their stock during your next shopping trip in November: 

Hygiene:
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable Razors
  • Bar of Soap
  • Maxi Pad
  • Liquid Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Tampons
  • Diapers 
Once you have gathered the items to donate, head over to your nearest Broward College campus, for example the A. Hugh Adams Central Campus where the Seahawk Marketplace is located - 3501 Davie Rd. Davie, FL 33314 and drop the items off at Central Campus Building 19, Room 128 from Monday & Tuesday 1:00pm - 7:00pm, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00am- 3:00pm, and Friday 11:30am- 4:00pm.

Additionally, drop-off donations sites have been set up at North Campus - 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd. Coconut Creek, FL 33066, the Judson A. Samuels South Campus - 7200 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, FL 33024, and Cypress Creek Administrative Center, 6400 N.W. 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. For more information about the location, please reach out to alex.llerena@emory.edu

Can’t drop off in person? Consider having hygiene items delivered to the pantry and use the organization’s Amazon wishlist. The items will be delivered directly to the Marketplace on campus when you select “Esmeralda Sweeney Seahawk Marketplace” for the shipping address. 

Duration: All month of November

Make A Pledge: Holiday Toy Drive To Benefit YWCA South Florida - Miami, Florida

Monday, November 1 - Sunday, December 12 | YWCA South Florida

Cause Served:Civic Engagement Region:Florida Service Type:Supply Drive Time Commitment:Flexible Short-Term Commitment


Will you make the pledge to get involved with this project?

The Emory Miami Network invites you to join us for a Holiday Toy Drive to benefit YWCA South Florida!  
 
What? Join our Wonderful Wednesday: Welcome to Miami on December 1 in Coral Gables (Registration link: https://bit.ly/WWMiamiDec21) and bring a new, unwrapped, age and content-appropriate gift for girls and boys ages 0-15 and contribute to our Holiday Toy Drive this season, and our Emory Miami Network leaders will deliver the toys at the YMCA South Florida's Marta Sutton Weeks Center in Overtown by December 6.  
 
Why? Your generosity will help over 600 YWCA South Florida children in our community. YWCA South Florida is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities.  

Toy Dropoff: If you are unable to join us for our event, you can still participate by registering and delivering the toys directly at their center by December 6 at Marta Sutton Weeks Center, 351 NW 5th Street, Miami, FL 33128. If you have any questions about dropping off your toy donation, please contact Stephanie Cota at (305) 377-9922 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.  

Make A Pledge: Canned Food Drive at Capital Area Food Bank - Washington, D.C.

Monday, December 6, 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. EST | DC Distribution Center

Cause Served:Resource Insecurity Region: DC Service Type:Supply Drive Staff Friendly:Staff Friendly Time Commitment:One Time Flexible Event


Join the Emory DC Alumni Network in providing support to the Capital Area Food Bank by donating canned goods!

We will be collecting items on site Monday, 12/6 from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM so please stop by at your convivence. If you are unable to make it on the 6th, we encourage you to still drop off when you can during their donation hours:

DC Distribution Center
4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NOVA Distribution Center
6833 Hill Park Drive
Lorton, VA 22079
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Volunteering at Capital Area Food Bank - Washington, D.C.

Monday, December 6, 5:30p.m. - 8p.m. EST | Capital Area Food Bank

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


Join the Emory Alumni DC Network for sorting and packing donations with the Capital Area Food Bank!

On December 6th, the Emory DC Alumni Network will be joining the Capital Area Food Bank to pack and sort food donations. The event runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and there are 10 spots for Emory alums, so be sure to sign up!

Life Centre Academy Mentoring - New Dehli, Dehli

Sunday, December 12, 10a.m. - 1p.m. EST | Life Centre Academy

Cause Served:Education Region:International Time Commitment:One Time Fixed Event


Join fellow India alumni, family, and friends as we gather at Life Centre Academy, an integrated middle school catered towards the weaker socio-economic sections of society, to mentor the underprivileged children. This school runs an educational program to help children who have not received age-appropriate education to catch up with the educational standards. Through LCA, more than 2000 students have received education over the last 17 years. We hope that you join the Dehli Alumni Network!


This event will take place from 10am to 1pm IST.