|Day of Caring
Some 120 U.Va. employees volunteered at the Sept. 22 "Laurence
E. Richardson Day of Caring." Events included grounds
clean ups at Oakwood Cemetery and ARC of the Piedmont, plumbing
repairs at Gladstone Senior Center, and being a lunch buddy
to students at several area elementary schools.
Here, University Police Chief Mike Sheffield has lunch with
Dewill Shifflett, a student at of Stone-Robinson Elementary
of Caring" is a community-wide effort that kicks off the
Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign for charitable giving, in conjunction
with United Way. This year, 37 employers, including U.Va., and
about 500 people participated in the day, recently named for Lawrence
E. Richardson, who was president of the Charlottesville Broadcasting
Company until his death this summer.
Florists donated 10,000 fresh roses to area nonprofit organizations
and their volunteers to mark the Sept. 22 occasion. Each group
received 200 roses. Among them were Madison House, U.Va.'s student-run
volunteer organization, and the U.Va. Hospital Volunteers, who
gave their flowers to patients.
employees who volunteered during the "Day of Caring"
include: top left: Craig Littlepage, senior associate athletic
director, takes a lunch break with Maranda Waller, a fourth-grader
at Stone-Robinson Elementary School. Top right: Lynne Richards
of Health System Computing helps clean out a storage trailer
at the KCRC used by the Therapeutic Recreation Department.
Second row, left: Chris Mells of the Budget Office clips
vines at the ARC of the Piedmont. Second row, right: Tim
Gillet, left, assistant VP for finance, and Jo Lawson, Facilities
Management capital programs division manager, rake undergrowth
from the backyard of the ARC of the Piedmont. Bottom: Kay
Campbell, left, of the VP for Management and Budget office,
Gerald Drumheller, center, and Brett Evans, both of Environmental
Health & Safety, helped clear grass and soil from the historic
brick sidewalk that surrounds Oakwood Cemetery.