UConn Cares

photo of attendees at the hartford uconn cares event in april 2017

uconn cares logoUConn Cares is a celebration of Husky pride and spirit through volunteering in your local community.

For the month of April, join alumni, friends, and families to get involved in community service with your local alumni network. Big or small, volunteering comes in all sizes, so be a champion for whatever cause needs your support.
 

 
UConn Cares is a celebration of Huskie pride and a commitment to serving others. UConn alumni make a direct impact by joining together to volunteer for causes that are meaningful and beneficial to their own communities. Look at what we've accomplished together
Hunger: we're committed to fighting hunger; we've made over 2,065 meal contributions! 225 meals served; 2,272 pounds of food sorted; 140 non-perishable donations
Environment: it was good, clean fun getting our hands dirty to help keep our communities green! 68 gardens planted; 1,434 acres cleared; 250 feet of fence repaired; 2 structures painted
Animals: we had a blast with our fellow Huskies making toys for our furry friends living in shelters! 173 pet toys made
Health: We supported cancer infusion centers and a summer camp for children with illnesses. 284 camp beds made; 22,393 sq. ft. cleaned and prepped for campers; 25 blankets made
2017 by the numbers: 350 volunteers; 720 hours; 22 locations

We’re always looking for new ideas and helpful hands to assist with planning future UConn Cares events. Do you have an idea or a volunteer opportunity? Fill out the form below to let us know more about what you’d like to do and we’ll help make it happen.

 


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Connecticut Networks
 
 

Hartford
Alumni Relations Staff

Hartford Foodshare
Friday, April 6
8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Lend a Hand

New Haven

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
Sunday, April 8
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Lend a Hand

New Haven

Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen
Sunday, April 15
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Lend a Hand

Fairfield County

Flax Hill Park Cleanup
Saturday, April 21
10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Lend a Hand

Hartford

UConn Health:
Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center
Saturday, April 28
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Lend a Hand

Bloomfield

CAHNR: Auerfarm
Saturday, April 21
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Lend a Hand

Groton

Bluff Point State Park
Saturday, April 28
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Lend a Hand

New Haven

UConn School of Nursing: Loaves and Fishes Pantry and Clothing Closet
Saturday, April 28
7:30 AM-11:00 AM

Lend a Hand

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Northeastern Networks
 
 

New York

Special Olympics,
Bronx, NYC
Saturday, April 7
8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Lend a Hand

Vermont

Hope Lodge
Sunday, April 15
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Lend a Hand

Boston

Greater Boston Food Bank
Saturday, April 21
1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Lend a Hand

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Mid-Atlantic Networks
 
 

Washington DC

Father McKenna Center
Saturday, April 7
7:30 AM-1:30 PM

Lend a Hand

Charlotte

Park Road Park Beautification and Maintenance Project
Saturday, April 7
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Lend a Hand

Columbus

Faith Mission Kitchen
Saturday, April 14
4:15 PM-6:15 PM

Lend a Hand

Philadelphia

Urbanstead Francisville Urban Farm
Saturday, April 21
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Lend a Hand

Cincinnati

Give Back Cincinnati
Saturday, May 5
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Lend a Hand

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Southeastern Networks
 
 

Tampa

SPCA Tampa Bay
Saturday, April 14
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Lend a Hand

Atlanta

Dogwood Festival
Saturday, April 14
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Lend a Hand

Orlando

Ronald McDonald House
Friday, April 27
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Lend a Hand

Boynton Beach

Feeding South Florida
Saturday, April 28
8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Lend a Hand

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Midwestern Networks
 
 

Chicago

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Saturday, April 14
8:30 AM-11:15 AM

Lend a Hand

Colorado

Jefferson County Open Space Trail Maintenance
Saturday, April 21
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Lend a Hand

Austin

Austin Animal Center
Saturday, April 21
9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Lend a Hand

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Western Networks
 
 

San Diego

Helen Woodward Animal Center
Saturday, April 7
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Lend a Hand

San Francisco

Habitat for Humanity –
Park Maintenance
Saturday, April 21
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Lend a Hand

Phoenix

ICM Food & Clothing Bank
Saturday, April 28
8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Lend a Hand