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Oxford College to participate in Emory Cares Saturday

OXFORD, Ga. - Students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of Oxford College of Emory University will participate in Emory Cares International Service Day 2017 Saturday, Nov. 11.  

Established in 2003, through the work of Renelda Mack, 1983 Emory College graduate and former president of the Emory Alumni Board (EAB), this collaboration between the Emory Alumni Association and Volunteer Emory has quickly become one of Emory’s favorite traditions and flagship programs. This is Oxford’s 13th year participating in the program.

The goal of Emory Cares is to further the University’s mission of serving humanity. Alumni volunteer coordinators will create service projects in each city. Every year, the Emory community – including students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends –   celebrates this mission by participating in service projects both locally and internationally. Emory Cares is the first step towards a better University, a stronger community, and a more prosperous world.

The Oxford volunteer coordinators are Amanda Arrendale and Lorri Alston Anderson, Oxford College graduate of 1997 and Emory College graduate of 1999. The project for Oxford is providing foster children with donated items that will help transition them into a foster home. Last year Oxford College, with the help of the Newton County Department of Family and Children Services, collected and made packages of personal items for more than 200 children in Newton County.

This year’s event will take place at Oxford College in Candler Hall (Student Center) on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The college will continue to collect donations through Nov. 10. Items such as personal toiletries, activity books, small games, stuffed animals, socks, school supplies, and gift cards would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to contribute your time, give a donation or have questions, please contact Tammy Camfield, senior director of alumni relations at or 770-784-8414.