Students work in the field at the West End Community Garden

Helping with the West End Community Garden, Atlanta

A student picks produce at the West End Community Garden

Helping with the West End Community Garden, Atlanta

A group of students wear hair nets and aprons as they prepare meals at Project Open Hand

Preparing meals at Project Open Hand, Atlanta

Students prepare meals at Project Open Hand

Preparing meals at Project Open Hand, Atlanta

Students use brooms and mops as they help clean at Harriet Tubman Women's Clinic

Cleaning at the Harriet Tubman Women’s Clinic, Clarkston, Georgia

A group of student volunteers pose outside the clinic at Harriet Tubman Women's Clinic

Cleaning at the Harriet Tubman Women’s Clinic, Clarkston, Georgia

A student plays with two kittens at Lifeline Animal Project

Helping with cleaning and other tasks at LifeLine Animal Project, Atlanta

A dog wearing a purple collar stands on its hind legs

Helping with cleaning and other tasks at LifeLine Animal Project, Atlanta

A group of students wear gloves and clean various items in the facility at LifeLine Animal Project

Helping with cleaning and other tasks at LifeLine Animal Project, Atlanta

Students pick produce at Truly Living Well Center

Tending gardens at Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, Atlanta

Students tend the garden at Truly Living Well Center

Tending gardens at Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, Atlanta

Students gather on the quad before heading out

Gathering on the Emory Quad before heading out to local community projects

Students gather on the quad before heading out

Gathering on the Emory Quad before heading out to local community projects

Students help wrap gifts

Packing supplies and holiday gifts for Newton County Foster Care, Oxford College campus

Students help wrap gifts

Packing supplies and holiday gifts for Newton County Foster Care, Oxford College campus

A group of students gather on Oxford's campus to help pack supplies and holiday gifts

Packing supplies and holiday gifts for Newton County Foster Care, Oxford College campus

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Giving back on Emory Cares International Service Day

Nov. 14, 2018

The 15th annual Emory Cares International Service Day, held Saturday, Nov. 10, drew more than 1,000 registrants in 50 cities and seven countries around the world.

Students, alumni, faculty and staff and their families volunteered to help with dozens of community projects — from landscaping parks to packing meals for those in need — including more than 20 in the Atlanta area.

Founded in 2003 by Renelda Mack 83C, a former Emory Alumni Board president, the popular annual tradition is a partnership between the Emory Alumni Association and Volunteer Emory.