Giving Back during the Holidays
The holiday season is a time of giving, service, and gratitude. Campus groups are taking that to heart during the next few weeks.
If you’re looking for ways to give back, look no further than these opportunities.
ASB will host its annual winter service break from Dec. 14-21. Students will travel to North Carolina to work with Community Collaborations, supporting Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The official application deadline has closed, but there are a few remaining openings for the trip. Those interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Sponsored by Kiwanis International, Circle K is a service and leadership development organization for college students across the world. The Georgia Tech chapter of Circle K is involved in several volunteer projects on and off campus throughout the year. During the remainder of the semester, students are encouraged to attend weekly Atlanta Community Food Bank visits and trips to a local chapter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Visit the Georgia Tech Circle K website for more information on how to sign up.
Campus Kitchens is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving sustainability and reducing food waste on campus. The group holds weekly volunteering shifts on Tuesdays and Fridays to package leftover dining hall food, which then goes to food-insecure students on campus through Klemis Kitchen and homeless people in the Atlanta area rather than being thrown away.
The GRIOT Employee Resource Group is hosting a canned food and toiletry drive for the month of November. Some of the food items needed most are single-serve soups, single-serve cereals or oatmeal, canned tuna, and breakfast bars. Full-sized toiletries such as deodorant, shampoo, and toothpaste are also requested. Donation bins have been set up around campus in the following areas: Center for Engineering and Education Diversity office (located in the Pettit Microelectronics building), the Global Learning Center receptionist desk, Scheller College of Business, and Tech Tower lobby.
All donations will go to Klemis Kitchen. Klemis Kitchen serves as a food pantry for Georgia Tech students with dietary needs and financial concerns that limit their access to proper nourishment. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
On Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Georgia Tech Residence Hall Association will host its annual Putting the Thanks in Thanksgiving event. Participants can stop by the Kessler Campanile to write thank you notes, enjoy hot chocolate or coffee, and participate in fall-themed activities. The event is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff.
Bits of Good is a student-led College of Computing organization that connects talented undergraduate software developers with local Atlanta nonprofits to work on projects. On Nov. 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., the organization will host its annual Demo Day where students will present the projects they’ve been working on throughout the semester. The demo will be held at the Garage in Tech Square. RSVP for the event here.
Relay for Life of Georgia Tech will host a Hot Chocolate 5K on Dec. 1. Attend the race to learn more about the American Cancer Society and help raise money for cancer patients. Registration is $18 and includes chocolate, cookies, treats, and a goodie-bag with a T-shirt. Runners and walkers of any fitness level are welcome to participate. Register here.