Wayne Cares: Volunteer Service Day - April 18

Helping to build a successful community is part of Wayne State University's urban mission. Lending helpful hands to uplift those in need is a critical building block. Wayne Cares is a university outreach initiative that brings together the university community for the purpose of charitable giving. Its primary goal is to help university units work together and collaborate with each other for the good of the community.

On Saturday, April 18, 2009, more than 400 volunteers cleaned up and revitalized four large parks in Detroit: Clark Park (southwest), Eliza Howell Park (northwest), Cannon/Balduck Parks (east), and Lipke/Robinwood Parks (northeast). More than 400 tires were salvaged during the clean-up at Eliza Howell Park.

The volunteer service day was a success thanks to the collaboration between Wayne State volunteers, the city of Detroit, the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and the community members of each park area. The event received great press coverage, including articles in the Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News.

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Special Thanks to:

  • Marketing and Communications
  • Wayne State Police Department
  • Business Operations
  • Parking and Transportation
  • Detroit Police Department
The Wayne Cares initiative actively shows the community the University’s collective commitment to making a difference in the lives of those in need.