ASU Alumni Association chapters boost local communities by participating in ASU Cares

March 11, 2015/Tempe, Ariz. – Arizona State University alumni across the nation will be participating throughout the month of March in volunteer projects in their local communities that range from helping with city park cleanups to sorting food bank donations. The volunteerism is a part of ASU Cares, a service initiative that encourages civic involvement among Sun Devils.

Alumni chapters from New York to San Diego will participate in ASU Cares projects this year. Here is a brief overview of the planned activities.

ASU Cares Day Projects

Tempe, Ariz.: Clean up project at ASU Desert Arboretum, ASU Tempe campus, Feb. 28

Atlanta: Fundraiser at RiRa Pub to benefit childhood cancer research organizations, March 12

Boise, Idaho: Clean up project at Idaho Botanical Gardens, March 14

Chicago: Assisting at Lakeview Pantry East, March 21

Columbus, Ohio: Sorting and packing grocery items at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, March 7

Denver: Volunteering in the food pantry at the Action Center of Colorado, March 7

Detroit: Clothing drive for South Oakland Community Shelter/Hope Warming Center, March 21

Los Angeles: Assisting at the local Ronald McDonald House, March 15

Minneapolis: Sorting donations at Second Harvest Heartland WEST, March 28

New York: Meal delivery for the WEWE Nutrition Program, March 22

Oklahoma City, Okla.: Providing services during Sunbeam Family Services Foster Parent Day, March 7

Orange County, Calif.: Beach cleanup at Newport Beach, March 7

Pittsburgh: Bowling fundraiser to benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, March 21

Salt Lake City: Volunteering at the Utah Food Bank, March 25

San Diego: Homeless outreach activities with 16th & Island organization, March 25

Seattle: Team participation in “The Big Climb” up Columbia Tower to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphona Society, March 22.

Spokane, Wash.: Centennial Trail clean-up project, March 21

School of Sustainability: Gardening maintenance at the Escalante Community Garden in Tempe, March 14

Tucson, Ariz.: Food drive to benefit the Community Food Bank and American Parkinson Disease Association, March 14

To register for any of the above events, or for more information about ASU Cares, visit

About the Arizona State University Alumni Association

Founded in 1894, the ASU Alumni Association connects ASU’s 380,000-plus alumni. Dedicated to serving and uniting all graduates of ASU, the Alumni Association hosts programs and oversees numerous groups that enhance the alumni experience and help alumni engage with their alma mater. For more information, visit