The fall quarter was a busy one for Kellogg Cares (formerly Kellogg Volunteers), Kellogg’s student volunteer organization. Kellogg Cares welcomed five new student officers to the leadership team, participated in the school-wide Kellogg Cares Day in early October and brought a wide variety of volunteer events to Kellogg.
On October 29, Kellogg Cares partnered with LifeSource to host Kellogg’s annual blood drive, which was creatively titled Kellogg’s Vein Drain in the spirit of Halloween. In total, 35 units of blood were collected, which will impact the care of up to 105 people!
In early December, Kellogg’s faculty members and student body united to raise $2,000 for local charities and provide 190 gifts to local schools that satisfied the holiday wishes of its students. The Gift Drive culminated in a festive, holiday gift wrapping activity that Kellogg Cares hosted during one of the school’s TG Happy Hours.
One of Kellogg Cares’ 2012-2013 goals is to provide continuous service opportunities for the student body. During the fall, Kellogg students helped the Evanston Youth Job Center conduct mock interviews and review cover letters for its clients, created and delivered “welcome back to school” cards to 5th graders at Washington Elementary School in Evanston and wrote appreciation letters and holiday greeting notes for our troops overseas.
All-in-all, Kellogg Cares got off to a great start last year, with many more great volunteer events to come in the upcoming quarters. We hope to see you there!