In the 2007-2008 school year at Cal Poly, an estimated 9,500 students performed 223,525 hours of volunteer work in and around San Luis Obispo.
I realize most of us are penny-pinching, struggling college students surviving off dollar store pasta and Costco pizza, so I’m not asking that you empty your bank account into the nearest Salvation Army collection tin. Instead, I urge you to sign up to volunteer.
Student Community Services’ (SCS) annual See the Need Week drew attention to the very serious hunger and homelessness issues worldwide and in San Luis Obispo.
More than 500 Cal Poly students and county residents sported working gloves, power drills and dirt-covered sweats to volunteer their time during various Make A Difference Day events Saturday.
The Cal Poly Cat Program (CPCP) was started in 1992. Almost 1,000 cats have gone through the program and over 700 have been adopted out.
Over the course of history, society has generally suffered only a minority of the population to act as professional humanitarians. After all, the career humanitarian is a unique breed. The humanitarian seeks alms for the poor and must, in turn, seek alms for himself to continue his alms-seeking vocation.