By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Cal State San Bernardino goes green for its sixth annual Coyote Cares Day Saturday, April 21 — during National Volunteer Week — starting at 7:30 a.m.
More than 600 CSUSB students, faculty, staff and alumni volunteers will come together for Coyote Cares Day, which this year will carry an Earth Day theme, to complete projects to benefit local nonprofit organizations and community agencies as a way of thanking the community for its support of the university and its mission.
Coyote Cares Day is a day of volunteer service in local communities that provides CSUSB students with an understanding of the work of nonprofit organizations, and engages the students through volunteer service.
The members of the CSUSB “family” register to participate in environmental clean-up, beautification and restoration projects. The volunteers are expected to complete more than 3,000 hours of service work.
Participating community organizations where the volunteers will serve include:
- CASA of San Bernardino County;
- Central City Lutheran Mission;
- Family Service Association of Redlands;
- Helping Hands Pantry – Redlands Garden;
- Helping Hands Pantry – San Bernardino Warehouse;
- Micah House;
- Option House;
- Ronald McDonald House Charities – Inland Empire;
- Salvation Army – Emergency Shelter;
- San Bernardino City Mission;
- San Bernardino Habitat for Humanity – Brush of Kindness Project;
- San Bernardino Neighborhood Association – Wildwood Park;
- SOAR Charter Academy; and
- Special Olympics.
For the third year, Alumni Relationswill partner with the Office of Community Engagement to bring back CSUSB alumni to volunteer alongside students. They will help package more than 1,500 food boxes for Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino. These food boxes will be distributed to families in need throughout San Bernardino County.
The university’s Office of Community Engagement, Santos Manuel Student Union – Program Board, Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Alumni Relations, Special Events and Guest Services, and CSUSB Dining Services are all supporting the annual event.
Visit the CSUSB Office of Community Engagement websiteor call (909) 537-7483 for more information on Coyote Cares Day and other community projects.