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Give back to your community on Nov. 12 for Emory Cares Day
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Members of the Emory community can volunteer together for service projects in Atlanta and beyond during Emory Cares Day on Saturday, Nov. 12. Registration is now open.

Members of the Emory community can volunteer together for service projects in Atlanta and beyond during Emory Cares Day on Saturday, Nov. 12. Registration is now open.

Emory Cares Day puts Emory’s mission to serve humanity into practice: It’s a chance to nourish relationships within the Emory family, increase Emory’s visibility, strengthen partnerships with civic and community organizations and improve communities worldwide.

The effort was founded in 2003 by Renelda Mack 83C, a former Emory Alumni Board president, and has become a popular annual tradition jointly organized by the Emory Alumni Association and Volunteer Emory. 

Students, alumni, faculty and staff members, as well as their families and friends, can sign up for projects in metro Atlanta and around the world. These opportunities address a wide range of needs, which makes it easy to find a project that matches your interests.

Here are just a few examples of Atlanta-area projects in 2022:

  • Work with Friends of Herbert Taylor Park to restore its native habitat.
  • Come to the Fellowship Hall in the Glenn Church School building to create snack packs for our unhoused neighbors.
  • Meet outside Williams Gym to help remove invasive plants from Oxford Forest in a project sponsored by Oxford Athletics and the Oxford Science Department.

See the full list of in-person and virtual opportunities for Emory Cares Day 2022 and register by Nov. 5 to participate.


Oxford student projects

Oxford College students will continue their tradition of supporting the Newton County Department of Family and Children Services on Emory Cares Day. Participants will meet in the Oxford Student Center at 10 a.m. to fill care boxes with toiletries, school supplies, and small gift items for children and teens in the Newton County Foster Care Program. Last year, Oxford students created more than 150 of these boxes, which help kids transition into foster homes. 

Students also will remove invasive plants from Oxford Forest this year, among other projects. 

To find Emory Cares Day projects and register, visit the Emory Cares event page, choose “Filter by Date” and Nov. 12. 


Service projects beyond Georgia 

In addition to projects in the Atlanta area, our Emory community has organized volunteer opportunities in other cities across the United States and around the world.  

Projects include volunteering at Lotus House, which serves homeless women, youth, and children in Miami, extending love to veterans at Hope House II in Chicago, and raising money for (and delivering) coal briquettes ahead of winter in Seoul, Korea.

Register for a service project outside of Georgia by clicking the “region” filter on the Emory Cares event website. 


Ongoing opportunities

Anyone who is unable to participate on Emory Cares Day can support Emory students through funds that fill specific needs, including the Student Hardship Fund.

When we work together to help others, lives change (including ours). Find the best way to give back — either in person or virtually — at the commitment level that’s right for you. Learn more about Emory Cares, our International Day of Service and projects happening near you throughout November and all year long at

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