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Alumni chapters boost local communities by participating in ASU Cares

ASU Cares 2013 orange harvest
February 10, 2014

Arizona State University alumni across the nation will be participating throughout the month of March in volunteer projects in their local communities that range from helping with city park cleanups to sorting food bank donations. The volunteerism is a part of ASU Cares, a service initiative that encourages civic involvement among Sun Devils.

More than a dozen alumni chapters from San Diego to Washington, D.C., will participate in ASU Cares projects this year. Here is a brief overview of the planned activities.

ASU Cares Day projects:

• Idaho: Cleanup of Idaho Botanical Gardens, March 1

• Pittsburgh: Assisting the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, March 1

• Tempe, Ariz.: Assisting in the ASU Tempe campus annual citrus harvest, March 1 (Update, 4 p.m. Feb. 28: Due to the inclement weather, the March 1 ASU Cares event at the Tempe campus – the orange harvest – has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.) 

• Washington, D.C.: Mural painting at a local public school, March 8

• Boston: Assisting at the American Red Cross Food Pantry, March 15

• Minneapolis: Sorting donations at Second Harvest Heartland WEST, March 15

• Chicago: Assisting at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, March 22

• Denver: Assisting at fundraising sale for Action Center of Colorado, March 22

• Orange County, Calif.: Beach cleanup at Newport Beach, March 22

• San Diego: Beach cleanup at South Mission Beach, March 22

• Salt Lake City: Assisting at the Utah Food Bank, March 27

• Columbus, Ohio: City park cleanup at Wolfe Park, March 29

• Seattle: Pack food at Northwest Harvest - Kent Warehouse, March 29

To register for any of the above events, or for more information about ASU Cares, visit