Clemson students, alumni unite in National Week of Service
CLEMSON — Clemson University students and alumni across the nation are coming together to help others during the Clemson National Week of Service April 1-7. Clemson Clubs around the country will work on service projects in their respective communities while students volunteer on campus and in the local community.
Dubbed “Every Tiger Cares,” the week brings together the Clemson family to focus on serving others, said Reed Cole, director of engagement for the Clemson Alumni Association.
“Clemson students are very committed to service and they carry that commitment with them after graduation,” said Cole. “It is great to see the Clemson family come together during this week and to know that they are making a difference across the country.”
Nineteen alumni clubs from 12 states — stretching from North Carolina to as far away as Montana — have registered to conduct community service projects for the week, from building Habitat Houses to helping food banks to holding blood drives. Closer to home, clubs in Greenwood, Newberry and Charleston will be working on projects. Click here for a list of the alumni service projects.
On campus, students will be pitching in to clean up during Clemson Sweep on Friday, April 5. Students will volunteer around campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to work on litter pickup and beautification projects.
In the local community, students will volunteer at various nonprofit agencies, such as cleaning up at local parks, washing Clemson Area Transit buses and helping with projects at YMCA Day Camp from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, as part of the annual Unity Project.