This post is dedicated to quickly highlighting some volunteer activities that Kellogg students got involved in this year. Courtesy of Kellogg’s volunteer club, Kellogg Cares, I wanted to share some of the activities that many students in the Kellogg community achieved this past year. Many of which I participated in myself.
- Blood Drive – 64 units of blood collected, helping to save 192 lives in the Chicagoland area, and coming in 107% above goal (and 15 units above last year’s total)
- KelloggCares – ~250 Kellogg students, staff, and faculty joined together to help dozens of local organizations for one day
- KVOL and Run|Bike|Swim Shoe Drive – collected over 25 pairs of shoes for those in need
- Gift Drive – Collected $1300 in cash and gift donations for delivering 240 holiday gifts for local Evanston children
- Food Fight – Raised almost $7,000 for Greater Chicago Food Depository
- Organ Registration Drive – 35 donors registered; talked to hundreds of students who were already registered about spreading the word
- Marrow Registration Drive – 32 donors registered, spread the word about this lifesaving opportunity
- 5K – Over $4,000 raised for Children’s Oncology Services to send four kids to camp
- Clothing Drive – 1,200 articles of clothing collected to help Chicago area adults find employment (over 70% increase in donations from last year)
- JA in a Day – 16 students volunteered to teach classes of Chicago students on economic and business principles
- Ten Minutes at TG – 200+ cards made and donated to Children’s Memorial Hospital; 150+ cards/ letters written to women at Deborah’s Place homeless shelter
Not only has it been a fun year, but it’s been a pretty great year of service at Kellogg. We look forward to continuing the trend upon graduation.