2019 Community Outreach Week

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During Community Outreach Week, more than 860 Lakers shared their Laker Effect with communities across the country. Alumni, students, faculty and staff members volunteered their time to support 68 organizations through 81 service projects. Each volunteer embodies what it means to be a Laker for a Lifetime by supporting their neighbors.

A group of alumni sit holding books for the camera to see

Storytime in the Park Book Sorting

Alumni from the College of Education sorted and prepared books for Storytime in the Park. (March 25, Grand Rapids)

A group of alumni pose holding the Laker for a Lifetime symbol up with their hands

Kids’ Food Basket

Muskegon area alumni helped pack sack suppers at Kids’ Food Basket. (March 29, Muskegon)

Volunteers stand around a fleece blanket they are assembling

Fleece and Thank You

The Detroit Alumni Club made blankets at Fleece and Thank You. (March 24, Detroit)

Two men lift a desk

Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy

Members of the Chicago Alumni Club assisted with a school improvement project at Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy. (March 23, Chicago)

A group of volunteers stands around a LGBT Alumni Chapter retractable banner


Members of the LGBT Alumni Chapter helped with organizing and cleaning at HQ. (March 25, Grand Rapids)

a group of people stand in front of kids' food basket doors

Kids' food basket

Holland area alumni packed sack suppers at Kids’ Food Basket. (March 28, Holland)

a group of five women

Goodwill Inn

The Traverse City Alumni Club gave the Goodwill Inn a fresh coat of paint. (March 23, Traverse City)

a group of volunteers prepares food

Kids' food basket

WGVU staff members repacked food at Kids’ Food Basket. (March 27, Grand Rapids)

A group of volunteers poses with a little free library

Little Free Libraries

Allegan area alumni helped create and paint Little Free Libraries. (March 23, Allegan)

A group of volunteers

Gilda's club

GVSU Career Center staff cleaned and organized Gilda’s Club. (March 27, Grand Rapids)

A group of volunteers poses with an oversized check

Food Lifeline

The Seattle Alumni Club sorted and repacked food at the Food Lifeline. (March 27, Seattle)

Three people

Father’s Heart Ministries

The New York City Alumni Club prepared and served a warm breakfast to 700 homeless New Yorkers. (March 23, New York City)

Two volunteers stand in a food bank warehouse

Greater Lansing Food Bank

The Lansing Alumni Club sorted food at the Lansing Food Bank. (March 29, Lansing)

A group of volunteers at Sophias house

Sophia's House

GVSU Office of Student Life staff prepared a meal at Sophia’s House. (March 27, Grand Rapids)

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