Photos: Emory Cares Day 2016

Nov. 16, 2016

Students hold Emory Cares t-shirts
Volunteers take selfie pictures
Two volunteers pose together, smiling.
Volunteers pose on either side of a vertical "Madhousers" team banner.
Three women volunteers with hammers nail together a wall section.
A volunteer in bright yellow Emory Cares shirt operates a table saw while others look on.
Volunteers from the "Medshare" team with their team sign, under international banners and flags.
Two women volunteers work to seal carboard boxes containing supplies.
Volunteers with bright blue safety gloves work to package supplies.
Two volunteers use a tape gun to seal a large cardboard box.
Several volunteers talk while working to package multiple cardboard boxes.
Three volunteers pose with shovels and potted plants, which they are about to plant.
A woman digs with a shovel in a garden amid several plants that still need to be planted.
A female student volunteer in a hooded sweatshirt digs with a shovel along a silt barrier fence. Another volunteer looks on.


Hundreds of Emory students, alumni, faculty and staff united to help communities across Atlanta and around the world for Emory Cares International Service Day on Saturday, Nov. 12. 

Volunteer Emory offered 15 projects in the Atlanta area. The Emory Alumni Association, which founded Emory Cares Day in 2003, organized 14 projects in Atlanta and 50 international projects.

Local volunteers gathered at Emory's McDonough Field before fanning out to project sites on campus and throughout the metro Atlanta area. Projects (pictured above) included building shelters for people who are homeless with the MadHousers; packing medical supplies for health care centers in the developing world with MedShare; and helping with a pollinator-attractive planting project near Kaminsky Field with the Office of Sustainability.