From Philadelphia to San Diego, 18 alumni clubs and hundreds of Wake Foresters will be participating in volunteer projects nationwide as part of Pro Humanitate Days 4Good. The event will run from June 1-4.
In Washington, D.C., alumni will be helping to outfit a new school library at Excel Academy — assembling furniture, labeling and shelving books and painting. In Nashville, Tenn., they will be working for Second Harvest Food Bank; in Philadelphia, for American Cancer Society Hope Lodge; and in Atlanta, for Open Hand, a nonprofit providing home-delivered meals and nutrition care for the sick, disabled and elderly.
Kim Shirley (’85), who has served as an alumni council member for six years, came up with the idea for the event where Wake Foresters could volunteer together no matter where they live.
“Education is a privilege and should be more than a diploma on a wall,” Shirley said. “We need to take all we learned at Wake Forest, and all we continue to learn after we graduate, and use this knowledge to give back to our communities.”
Current students are encouraged to join in with an alumni club to share the experience.
“One thing that unites Wake Foresters is their like-minded belief in the importance of service,” said Molly McBride, assistant director of marketing and communication in the Office of Personal and Career Development. “Students volunteering side-by-side with alumni is an opportunity to share this fundamental value and build a support network both personally and professionally.”
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