Community service

WSU Hosts First Systemwide Community Service Project – WSU Insider

WSU Global Campus is offering all Cougs a chance to give back to their communities in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting the first-ever Caring Cougar Cards project.

From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on January 18, each WSU campus will host a card-making event where Cougs and community members can gather to create greeting cards for people in hospitals, assisted living centers or other people in need of a choice. me-up. Those unable to travel to a physical campus can also participate by creating cards and sending them to event organizers, or simply sending them directly to their recipients.

The fulfillment of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day community service mission prompted Andria Donnenwerth and her associates to plan the system-wide service project.

“Cougs are always more than willing to step up to support their communities with compassion, so we wanted to give them another way to do that to celebrate the holidays,” said Donnenwerth, Global Connection’s student engagement manager.

For the organizers, the famous civil rights leader’s quote, “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve”, perfectly expresses the importance of the day and its mission.

Attendees can pre-register or simply drop in to in-person events happening across the system:

  • Everett – Room 101
  • Pullman – Butch’s Den, lower level of CUB
  • Spokane – Center for Student Diversity, SAC 105
  • Tri-Cities – MOSAIC Center for Student Inclusion at Floyd 140
  • Vancouver – VFSC 101, 103 and 105

Global Campus students and staff will meet via Zoom and be connected remotely to all other campuses to allow attendees to collaborate and see the creativity of other board makers.

When planning various events, Global Campus always thinks about how “we can open things up to the whole system and so, through our access to online resources, we can be inclusive and open to everyone”, Donnenwerth said.

Dozens of Cougs had requested and received card-making supplies in the mail ahead of the event so they could participate from home. Those with questions about how to participate or where to send their cards can email [email protected]

For more information about the programming and events that take place under WSU’s MLK program, visit its website.