Students volunteer at Fisher Cares Day

The annual event was held in the Mainstage on Wednesday.


Juana Vega of the Multicultural Affairs and Diversity office colors by the hospitality drive table. (Peggy Hogan-Rao, Staff Photographer)

By Peggy Hogan-Rao, News Editor

Fisher Cares Day had a low turnout this year, even with its many activities. This annual event was held on Wednesday Nov. 9 in Mainstage from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The turnout this year was surprisingly low. Residence Assistant James Bailey said, “It’s a tough day to hold an event because a lot of classes are on Wednesday afternoons. It’s a pretty busy time.”

There were different volunteer activities at Fisher Cares Day. Some of the volunteer activities were a table for making superhero kits for the young patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital, making cat toys for cats at Lollipop Farms, Be The Match bone marrow registry table, a Veteran’s Day banner for students to sign, and hospitality kit drive hosted by Multicultural Affairs.

Ward Hall Residence Director Josh Stone explained why they put on this event: “Sometimes it’s hard for students to get service hours in at a given service site so something that’s a little more schedule friendly and that’s still has an impact on the greater Rochester community is what we’re hoping to get out of Fisher Cares.”

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