They’ve Got It in the Bag

By ksascomm

Every year, the President’s Day of Service inspires hundreds of Johns Hopkins students, faculty, and staff to spend a day giving back to the community. Created by President Ronald J. Daniels and organized by the university’s Center for Social Concern, the service day started eight years ago with 200 volunteers at 15 sites. Today, it attracts more than 1,000 volunteers. Johns Hopkins alumni across the country also organize service activities in conjunction with the President’s Day of Service.

Here, students donning t-shirts volunteer for a project called Totes for Tots. They packed toiletries, notebooks, and other items to give to families who have a child facing a health crisis. The packages were delivered to families at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

By the Numbers

40 service projects this year

1,000 Hopkins students, faculty, and staff who volunteered

8 years President’s Day of Service has taken place