ND Alumni Participate in ‘Hesburgh Month of Service’

One of the things I am most proud of at the University of Notre Dame is the tradition of service among the entire Notre Dame family.” – Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Thousands of the University of Notre Dame alumni from dozens of alumni clubs from Sacramento to Sarasota came together to work on more than 150 service projects in May.

In 2007, the Notre Dame family was looking for a way to celebrate the 90th birthday of Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus of the University. The Notre Dame Alumni Association decided to designate the Month of May, Fr. Hesburgh’s birth month, as the “Hesburgh Month of Service” to honor the giving example he set. This year, Fr. Hesburgh celebrated his 95th birthday.

Some of the 2012 projects included blood drives, a homeless ministry, school cleanup, painting and a conservation preserve cleanup. Several clubs did multiple projects.

Information on 2012 projects is still coming in to the alumni association, but in 2011, 4,300 people participated in 261 projects in 141 communities throughout the United States.

Read more about this year’s event at Notre Dame Alumni Association news.

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