The Catholic University of America

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Catholic University Alumni Association Day of Service


Saturday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Capital Area Food Bank
645 Taylor St., N.E.
Washington, D.C.

DETAILS: The Catholic University Alumni Association will help to sort and pack donated food Aug. 20 at the Capital Area Food Bank in support of the University’s Cardinal Service Commitment.

Registration for the event is closed, but those who would like to make a donation can call the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608.

This year, students, alumni, faculty, and staff are logging hours from their long-term charitable work in the Cardinal Service Commitment, a University-wide campaign to perform 125,000 hours of service by next Founders Day, April 20, 2012. The service campaign is part of a yearlong celebration of Catholic University’s 125th anniversary. Founded in 1887, Catholic University will host a series of events and service projects this year to celebrate its anniversary.

University students, alumni, faculty, and staff are encouraged to visit the Cardinal Service Commitment website to log in hours of service they have completed since May 15, 2011, the official start date of the initiative. The website lists the number of hours that have already been completed by the University community, service opportunities, and guidelines for what constitutes service.


MEDIA: For more information, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.


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