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Good Works Globally

This Emory Cares, the Emory community put in more than 5,600 services hours in ten countries and more than 60 cities.

By Elizabeth Cobb Durel
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Every year, Emory lives out its commitment to giving back to the community, both on a local and a global scale through the annual Emory Cares International Service Day. And this year, the official date fell on Veteran’s Day. But, throughout the month of November, more than 1,700 members of the Emory community fanned out around the world to do good works.

Some were related to veterans, especially through the Emory Cares Everywhere partnership with Veterati, a mentoring program for transitioning service members and their spouses. It wasn’t exclusively focused on veterans, though. Emory Cares volunteers completed more than 100 service projects within a wide variety of communities.

One group brought color via street art to overlooked neighborhoods in Beirut. In New York, another gathered unsold produce from the farmers at the Union Square Greenmarket and took the food to shelters across the city. Orphan babies in Shanghai got lots of cuddles. People came together to repair and update an exhibit at the Carolina Tiger Rescue in North Carolina. And back home in Atlanta, another group of Emory Cares volunteers worked to sort clothes at Lost and Found Youth Rescue, which works to end homelessness among LGBT youth.

The worldwide Emory alumni community put in more than 5,600 services hours in ten countries and more than 60 cities. Thank you if you were a part of it. And if not, there’s always next year.

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Want to get involved? There are so many ways. Visit alumni.emory.edu/volunteer for ideas.