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Alumni Association chapters boost local communities by participating in ASU Cares

Tempe volunteers harvest oranges for ASU Cares.
February 18, 2013

Arizona State University alumni across the nation will be participating throughout the month of March in volunteer projects in their local communities to lend support to organizations ranging from food banks to humane societies. The project is a part of ASU Cares, which encourages Sun Devil alums to take part in volunteer projects that promote civic involvement.

More than a dozen alumni chapters from Seattle to New York will participate in ASU Cares projects this year. Here is a brief overview of the activities that have been planned.

ASU Cares Day Projects:

• Tempe (ASU): Harvesting campus-grown citrus, March 2

Los Diablos: UMOM "Read to Me" event, March 5

• Veterans: Participation in StandDown event in Phoenix for homeless vets, March 7-10

• Philadelphia: Volunteering at Philabundance Hunger Relief Center, March 9

• Pittsburgh: Volunteering with the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, March 9

• Washington, D.C.: March Mural Madness, March 9

• Tucson: Canned Food Drive, March 16

• New York: Volunteer with Citymeals, March 16

• Los Angeles: Staff L.A. Marathon water station, March 17

• Austin: Canned food drive, March 23

• Ohio: Keep Columbus Beautiful, March 23

• Seattle: Northwest Harvest, March 23

• Twin Cities: Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children, March 26

• San Francisco: Meal preparation at the Ronald McDonald House, March 27

• Houston: Meal preparation at the Keegan Center, March 30

• Dallas/Fort Worth: Volunteering at Minnie’s Pantry Food Kitchen, March 30

• Orange County: Beach cleanup, March 30

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