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Trinity University Alumni Give Back Nationwide

Alumni Chapters Across the Country Set to Participate in Trinity Cares to Make a Difference in their Local Communities

By Renae Goettel '08

February 2011 — Trinity University alumni chapters across the country have joined efforts with local charities to give back as part of Trinity Cares, the second annual nationwide service project. From Seattle to Washington D.C., Trinity alumni will volunteer serving food to those in need, cleaning up parks and nature trails, and spending time with abused and neglected children.

“Most of these alumni will tell you that it is their Trinity years that taught them the importance of giving back,” said Mary Kay Cooper, director of Alumni Relations. “It is extremely powerful to know that our alumni chapters across the country are connected through volunteering and making a difference in their local communities. The impact that these service projects have on communities nationwide is so important to Trinity and we look forward to continuing to make a positive impact.”

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011

  • The Chicago chapter will serve food to men, women, and children impacted by HIV and AIDS at the West-side Vital Bridges.
  • The Dallas chapter will spend time with abused and neglected children at the Community Partners of Dallas.
  • The National Capital Area chapter will serve lunch to underserved neighborhood residents.
  • The San Diego chapter will volunteer at the Point Loma Native Plant Garden cleaning up trash and graffiti.

Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011

  • Austin alumni will join Keep Austin Beautiful to clean up debris on and along the trail at Lady Bird Lake.

Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011

  • Arizona alumni will collect and deliver food donations to the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
  • San Antonio alumni will volunteer at the San Antonio Food Bank.

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

  • The Colorado chapter has joined efforts with the Denver Rescue Mission and will serve dinner at the DRM’s Lawrence Street Shelter.

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011

  • The Seattle chapter will volunteer outdoors with the Nature Consortium’s Urban Forest Restoration Project.
  • The Los Angeles chapter will assemble food packages at the Los Angeles Food Bank.

In addition to these service projects, numerous chapters around the country are planning similar events in an effort to make an impact in their local communities. For more information on Trinity Cares, visit the Trinity alumni page at and click on Events.

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