Students sit on a floor of the student center

Students on the Atlanta campus gathered in the Emory Student Center before heading out to help with community projects.

Students pose for a photo with shovels

The cold morning didn’t keep volunteers from donning hats and gloves before digging into work for Trees Atlanta.

Students work on planting trees

Planting new trees in the Virginia Highland neighborhood for Trees Atlanta

Students work on planting trees

Planting new trees in the Virginia Highland neighborhood for Trees Atlanta

Students work on planting trees

Planting new trees in the Virginia Highland neighborhood for Trees Atlanta

Emory community members pose for a photo at MedShare

Emory alumni and undergraduate students helped sort and pack surplus medical supplies that MedShare will send to communities in need worldwide.

Sorting and packing medical supplies for MedShare

Sorting and packing medical supplies for MedShare

Sorting and packing medical supplies for MedShare

Sorting and packing medical supplies for MedShare

Sorting and packing medical supplies for MedShare

Sorting and packing medical supplies for MedShare

Sorting and packing medical supplies for MedShare

Sorting and packing medical supplies for MedShare

Dozens of students pose at Oxford College

Volunteers on the Oxford College campus packed and wrapped shoe boxes of toiletries and small toys for children in the Newton County foster care program.

Making cards for children in the Newton County foster care program

Making cards for children in the Newton County foster care program

Packing gift boxes for children in the Newton County foster care program

Packing gift boxes for children in the Newton County foster care program

Packing gift boxes for children in the Newton County foster care program

Packing gift boxes for children in the Newton County foster care program

Wrapping gift boxes for children in the Newton County foster care program

Wrapping gift boxes for children in the Newton County foster care program

Oxford students pose outside

Each year during Emory Cares, Oxford College student athletes join Eloise Carter, professor of biology, in a forest restoration project adjacent to campus.

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Emory helps the community through Emory Cares International Service Day

Nov. 12, 2019

Approximately 1,600 members of the Emory community registered to participate in the 16th annual Emory Cares International Service Day on Saturday, Nov. 9. 

Emory students, alumni, faculty and staff and their families volunteered to help with dozens of community projects — from landscaping parks to packing medical supplies — around Atlanta and beyond. Emory Cares 2019 reached 64 cities and 13 countries worldwide.

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.