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In service

Alumni around the world gave time and talent on the Yale Day of Service.

Marcos Luis ’07

Marcos Luis ’07

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Yalies and their families and friends around the world got busy again in the weeks around the annual Yale Day of Service on May 7. At the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City, California, Julia Hawkinson ’82, Steve Atlee ’87, and Liz Atlee ’87 (left to right in photo) were among those who weeded and planted native plants with the Los Angeles Audubon Society. Elsewhere, volunteers cleaned a beach in Kuwait, prepared food for a soup kitchen in Singapore, assembled packages of medical supplies in Nashville for shipping to Ukraine—and much more.
At the start of the pandemic, the Day of Service went virtual. Many online events were held again this year. Volunteers in Boston, for instance, bought supplies from a list ahead of time, then met on Zoom to put together birthday party kits for children who are homeless. Yale Alumni Association officials estimate that around a thousand people had participated in more than 150 projects by the end of May—and there are still more to come.  

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