Aug 8, 2016

COB Students Reach Out, Give Back to Others On 'WE CARE' Day

Incoming College of Biosciences (COB) students, faculty and staff were out in full force for WE CARE Day on August 5, giving back to the community as part of new student orientation week.

One hundred twenty KCU volunteers partnered with five non-profit agencies to provide more than 350 hours of community service in a single morning — the largest WE CARE effort to date for the COB since the service day began in 2014. Volunteer activities included lunch service preparation at Episcopal Community Services, sorting food donations at Harvesters, and shelter beautification projects at Newhouse Shelter.

KCU's annual WE CARE Day has been a tradition for the last 19 years, when it first began as a part of orientation week for the University's College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM). Today, incoming students from both the COB and the COM participate in two, massive outreach efforts involving more than 400 volunteers and resulting in more than 1,300 hours of community service. WE CARE is one of many ways KCU inspires new students to improve the well-being of the communities they serve.