The first-ever UB Alumni Day of Service in May was like an international flash mob of volunteers, as alumni near and far donned their UB-blue shirts and headed into their communities to make a difference.
Members of UBAA’s Singapore Chapter visited seniors at the Singapore Christian Home, while China Chapter volunteers spent time at the Shanghai XF9 Senior Citizens Service Center and the Fushou Yuan Senior Care Center in Beijing (above right). In India, alumni assisted with employment training at the Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled in Bengaluru. In Canada, they lent a hand at Toronto’s Good Shepherd Centre, a charity serving the homeless.
UB alumni could be found sprucing up the grounds at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.; helping out at the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, Pa.; finding homes for adoptable dogs at the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue’s Pet Fiesta event in Reston, Va. (above left); going to bat for PowerPlay’s Girl Power Day in New York City; prepping for the season at Camp Good Days in Rochester, N.Y.; and chipping in at the Salvation Army in Buffalo.
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