Join us throughout the month of April 2013 for Gamecocks Giving Back, an alumni day of service in which University of South Carolina alumni and their families and friends give one day to make a difference in various communities around the country.
Members of our Gamecock family embody the university's great tradition of service in giving back. Local communities are changed by the Carolina alumni who live and work there. We appreciate your giving back!
Find out more about Gamecocks Giving Back!
Check out the list to the right to see the Gamecocks Giving Back service event scheduled in your area... or plan one of your own!
Contact Kinsey Sheehan
, '05, '08 MEd, to schedule a new Gamecocks Giving Back event. We welcome partnerships and dual-purpose events.
Our 2012 Gamecocks Giving Back alumni service projects included:
My Carolina Alumni Club of Detroit
Dining Out for Life
Gathered at Woodward Avenue Brewers on April 26 to raise awareness for this cause
My Carolina Alumni Clubs and students gave back in March!
My Carolina Alumni Clubs around the country participated in local services projects during the month of March as a kick off to Gamecocks Giving Back. The newest initiative from My Carolina, Gamecocks Giving Back encourages our alumni to get involved with charities and service projects in their local communities and engage with fellow alumni and friends in a nationwide Gamecock month of service. Ten My Carolina Alumni Clubs organized projects and food drives in support of the program’s launch in our alumni service program’s first year.
My Carolina Alumni Club of Washington, DC
Alexandria Community Shelter
Alumni and friends partnered with New Hope Housing to help in cleaning up, organizing, labeling and painting the children's play area and multi-purpose room at the Alexandria Community Shelter.
Garnet Circle Student Alumni Council and Richland-Lexington Board Members
Student and board members visted the residents of Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community to host a "Carolina Day" for all Gamecock and alumni residents.
My Carolina Alumni Club of Charlotte
Alumni visited the Salvation Army to assist in cleaning up the nursery there. Gamecock volunteers helped organize and clean the children's play area.
My Carolina Alumni Club of Dallas/Ft. Worth
Texas License Plate Launch Party and Canned Food Drive
Alumni celebrated the launch of the new Gamecocks License Plate in Texas are asked to bring a canned food item to the party!
My Carolina Alumni Club of Tampa
Pressure Makes Diamonds book signing
50% of all proceeds from book sales went to the Ray Tanner Foundation
My Carolina Alumni Club of Raleigh/Durham
Raleigh Rescue Mission
Alumni served dinner after raising over $300 to provide the meal.
My Carolina Alumni Association Board of Governors
Harvest Hope Food Bank
Board members sponsored a canned food drive at their March board meeting.
My Carolina Alumni Club of Hampton Roads
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
Alumni volunteered for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia at the Home and Garden Show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
My Carolina Alumni Club of Wilmington
Wrightsville Beach Marathon
Alumni were a part of the Gamecock Gateway with a cheering section to liven up the 26.2 mile course or help with other volunteer duties.
My Carolina Alumni Club of Greenville
Harvest Hope, Triune Mercy Center, and Big Brothers - Big Sisters
Upstate Gamecocks hosted a canned food drive at the USC vs. Furman Baseball Game. Gamecocks who participate in the Big Brother-Big Sister program were also invited to bring their little brother or sister to the game for free!
Kinsey Cooper Sheehan, '05 BA, '08 MEd, Annual Member
Director of Regional Alumni Engagement
"My Carolina is azaleas on the Women's Quad, football in the fall, receiving both my Carolina and engagement ring at the Ring Ceremony on the Horseshoe, and being the first to live in the new Tri Delta house."
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