Agnes Scott College alumnae helped to sort food at Sweetwater Mission’s food market in Austell, Ga. Scotties Give Back is a new national volunteering initiative started by the alumnae of the Atlanta-based college. Photo courtesy of Scotties Give Back.
Other projects included building a Habitat for Humanity house and packing more than 30,000 meals through the Gue Pardue Hudson Center for Leadership and Service on campus.
Across the nation, Scotties Give Back participants prepared 30,000 meals; sorted three tons of food; cleaned and maintained three parks; donated 300 books; made 80 blankets; packed 5,500 diapers; created 386 art projects; made 50 school totes; served over 80,000 people and more.
When asked why this volunteer effort was important to her, Agnes Scott alumna and longtime Sweetwater Mission volunteer Carla Pierce explained that, “The idea of Scotties Give Back originated through discussions amongst college leaders including alumnae that we as a community could be out in the world doing something meaningful and uplifting together. Because as students at Agnes Scott, we learned about giving back and we carry that forward into our everyday lives.”
In other news:The third annual Harvest for a Cure took place Oct. 20 at Mason Fine Art and raised $350,000 to benefit the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, an organization that supports research to help treat and end MS globally.