Jul 29, 2016

COM Class of 2020 Gives Back to the Community During 'WE CARE' Day

The KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine's (COM) incoming class participated with faculty and staff on July 27th in what has become the University's single largest volunteer effort throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. Our 2016 WE CARE Day of community service was a huge success, with 325 KCU volunteers partnering with 14 non-profit agencies to provide nearly 1,000 hours of community service — all in a single morning.

COM students and volunteers contributed in a number of ways. WE CARE activities included assisting with neighborhood beautification projects, playing Bingo with seniors at the Don Bosco Center, and serving lunch to Kansas City's homeless — complete with fresh salsa made from KCU's community garden with help from the Police Athletic League's youth members.

KCU's annual WE CARE Day of community service kicks off the first week of medical school for incoming students. Through this event, students experience first-hand the importance of giving back and of living the University's mission of "improving the well-being of the communities we serve."

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