UConn Cares 2021 Goes Virtual

Grace Merritt

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Every April, UConn alumni across the country gather with fellow Huskies to give back to their communities for an initiative called UConn Cares. From volunteering at an animal shelter to packing food at a food bank or serving meals at a local homeless shelter, UConn Nation has been able to make an impact over the past four years. This year, it will look a bit different and the need has never been greater.

During the pandemic, we have organized projects you can do at home and by following social distance guidelines throughout the month of April. For example, you could write a thank you note to a health care worker, make a dog toy for an animal shelter, or sew a mask for someone from the safety of your own home. Or you could collect groceries for a food bank, clean up your neighborhood or local park, or even come up with your own project.

Let’s face it, the need is greater than ever this year. We know UConn Nation cares. In fact, in the last four years, UConn Cares participants have served 9,409 meals at homeless shelters, sorted 51,253 pounds of groceries for food banks, and picked up 1,350 pounds of trash.

It’s easy to participate. Visit the UConn Cares website to learn more and register for a project you’d like to do. Once you do, we will send you a UConn Cares t-shirt and instructions for how to participate.

Thanks for pitching in. UCONN CARES!

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