Students Help the Community

More than 50 Ursinus Students participated in Philly Cares Day as a part of UCARE’s Community Week.

Arielle Ross works to clean up a park in Philadelphia.

Greater Philadelphia Cares has worked with The School District of Philadelphia for 18 consecutive years to make Philly Cares Day a success.  Philly Cares Day is the largest managed volunteer day in Philadelphia.

The hard work put in this day directly helps schools, communities and recreation centers around the city to do the projects that may not always get top priority. Volunteers help improve the quality of these organizations that inspire other students to learn and motivate them to get actively involved in their community.

This month over 50 Ursinus Students participated in Philly Cares Day as a part of UCARE’s Community Week. On Oct 22, a total of 65 schools  in The School District of Philadelphia, Norristown School District, and Chester County were helped.  These 65 schools were also joined by 10 nonprofit organizations and 15 Neighbors in Action sites.  There was an overwhelming impact on communities in the Philadelphia area.

Ursinus students helped clean up and renovate two parks in Philadelphia. One student remarked that, “it was like the movie ‘Pay it Forward’ because once one group began to contribute, the clean-up became contagious and involved everyone.”