Oct. 1-7, 1999
U.Va.'s "Day of Caring" volunteers
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In Memoriam


Day of Caring
Stephanie Gross

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 School.

"Day 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.

University 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.

Craig Littlepage Lynn Richards
Chris Mells
Tim Gillet, Jo Lawson

Kay Campbell, Gerald Drumheller, Brett EvansU.Va. 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.

Photos: Stephanie Gross



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