Photo Recap: Highlander Day of Service 2017

To show their work, Highlanders proudly posted photos of their day's labor via social media outlets

A UCR student volunteers on Highlander Day of Service. She was part of the group that helped clear the dried vegetation in from of the CHASS Interdisciplinary building on April 22, 2017. courtesy

Highlanders placed their UC Riverside stamp on community projects all across the Inland Empire — and beyond.

This year 395 Highlanders, friends, and family members, participated in the annual Highlander Day of Service on April 22. They devoted their Saturday morning to 19 service  projects that benefited communities in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange counties. UCR alumni in Oakland, Washington, D.C., and London, organized their own community service efforts.

Higlander Day of Service started in 2015 with over 500 participants who registered for 25 projects throughout California. Last year the event gathered 350 volunteers to work on 22 projects, including picking up seven bags of trash from the River Thames in London.

Volunteer work on campus this year included beautification of the gardens outside of Watkins Hall, and the R’Garden. Among the many other projects UCR volunteers rolled up their sleeves for this year, were trash and debris removal from local streets, rivers, and parks; assembling food packages for low-income families and children; canal clean up in London; clean up of Lake Merritt in Oakland; packing lunches for the homeless in Washington D.C.; and working on care packages to mail to soldiers abroad.

To show their work, Highlanders proudly posted photos of their day’s labor via social media outlets. Here is the recap:

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