It's true - Emory cares . . . seriously cares. In just two weeks on November 12, service projects will be happening all over the globe in 40 cities, nine countries and on five continents. Here in Atlanta, Dana Robinson 03PH is taking a hands-on approach by coordinating Emory University's efforts for HouseProud Atlanta Inc. on the 2011 Emory Cares International Service Day.
"This is my first time participating in Emory Cares," says Robinson. "Participation in the International Service Day is not only an opportunity to show solidarity as an Emory alum, but also an opportunity to give back to the community, serve a greater cause and assist those who are less fortunate than us."
According to the organization's website, HouseProud "provides no-cost repairs to low-income senior and /or disabled homeowners living in ten downtown Atlanta neighborhoods. The primary goal of HouseProud is to keep homeowners warm, safe and dry in their existing homes."
Robinson urges people to participate in their own communities. "Overall, encouraging alums and staff to participate was never a daunting task because many of those I contacted are passionate about Emory, understand the importance of community service and want to support me in my role as project coordinator." After being appointed project coordinator in September, Robinson recruited colleagues and fellow alumni to save the date for the event "The best thing about my role as project coodinator is that I get to share my passion for volunteerism with fellow alumni, students and friends, as well as foster a relatioinship with the outstanding organization HouseProud Atlanta."
We support you, too, Dana! To find out more about Emory Cares and projects in your area, please visit Emory Cares.