The inaugural monthlong service initiative that was Texas Exes Care About the Project has officially closed, and the tallies are in. During February, an impressive 53 Texas Exes chapters and networks held volunteer events in their communities throughout the state, country, and yes, world.
From feeding the hungry to planting flowers to donating burnt-orange blood, hundreds of alumni and friends have joined in. The student-run Austin event that started it all took place last Saturday, and more than a dozen chapters held their own events last weekend alone:
- The Amarillo Chapter held a food drive.
- The Baytown Chapter worked on a Habitat for Humanity house.
- The Fort Bend County Chapter had 14 blood donors.
- The Guadalupe County Chapter helped set up for the Seguin Education Foundation Annual Denim and Diamonds Gala.
- The Harrison County Chapter donated 1,350 non-perishable food items to a local food pantry, and they carried them there in a burnt-orange pickup truck.
- The Tulsa Chapter volunteered at a youth nonprofit, A Pocket Full of Hope.
- The Oklahoma City Network volunteered with the OK Foundation.
- The Houston Chapter restored local creeks.
- The Corpus Christi Chapter helped the Women’s Shelter of South Texas.
- The Laredo Chapter volunteered at Casa de Misericordia.
- The New Orleans Chapter sent care packages to troops.
- The Lubbock Chapter volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House.
UT aluma Victoria Sada volunteers at the Dove Springs Recreation Center as part of The Project 2012. Photo by Jeff Heimsath.