Cardinal at Work Cares campaign benefits local communities, wildfire victims

SLAC assembly
SLAC employees were among those participating in an assembly party for the Cardinal at Work Cares: Giving Essentials Drive. (Courtesy UHR)

Thousands of Stanford employees helped families and members of local communities in need during the fourth annual Cardinal at Work Cares: Giving Essentials Drive. The drive resulted in donations of more than 3,200 personal care packs and more than 1,000 jackets and coats, according to an article in the December issue of Cardinal at Work. Among the ways employees contributed:

Kindness cards
Hundreds of employees wrote kindness cards as part of the Cardinal at Work Cares drive.
  • Kindness cards: Hundreds of employees wrote uplifting notes of encouragement to be included in each personal care pack.
  • Donation collection: More than 75 employees volunteered their time to set up and monitor donation collection boxes across the Stanford community.
  • Personal care items: Personal care items – such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, combs and razors – were collected. All items were sorted and packed into reusable toiletry bags. Personal care packs were given to families at the Stanford Ronald McDonald House, members of our local communities at CityTeam homeless shelters and to COTS in Sonoma County, which is helping those impacted by the recent North Bay wildfires.
  • Coat donations: More than 1,000 new or gently-used jackets and coats were accepted in association with the One Warm Coat organization. The donations will benefit the Ecumenical Hunger Project in East Palo Alto, the Shelter Network’s Maple Street Shelter in Redwood City and COTS in Sonoma County.
  • Assembly parties: Four assembly parties across the main campus, SLAC and Stanford Redwood City brought employees together to sort donations.

Read more and see more photographs in Cardinal at Work.