Student-led service

Global Service project creates care packages for cancer patients in local treatment program

The Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU) Global Service team recently worked with the campus and local communities to create care packages for local cancer patients receiving treatment at the Providence Cancer Center. 

The Global Service team offered several ways to get involved with the project, from signing a prayer pledge to creating a whole care package. The packages included various items like lotions, lip balms, notebooks, journals, coloring books, and colored pencils, as well as letters and signed prayer cards. 

Emma Tucker, ASWWU Global Service director, said, “Many of those that signed up were willing to go above and beyond, offering not just to make a care package, but to write cards and prayer pledges to go in the care packages. We were so inspired by the generosity and enthusiasm from our campus community!”

Participants included WWU students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members.

ASWWU Global Service is a student-led organization focused on creating opportunities for students to create connections and get involved in local and global service. Their goal is to be the voice of service for WWU students as they cultivate a community of service. 

Upcoming service events for ASWWU Global Service during spring quarter include a fundraising fun-run, volunteer opportunities at COVID-19 vaccination clinics, and mentoring children in need through the local Walla Walla Friends Program.

To learn more about ASWWU Global Service and how you can get involved, follow them on Instagram or Facebook.

 

Posted April 1, 2021

pink sign with words in white lettering that says care packages for cancer patients
WWU students, faculty, and staff participated in the project.

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