Fifth Annual Alumni Charity Challenge


WHEREAS, Virginians are encouraged to make an intentional and united effort to be of service to their communities; and

WHEREAS, the Alumni Charity Challenge is an annual event that was established in 2013 with a shared goal of helping those in need and improving their own communities; and

WHEREAS, the Alumni Charity Challenge helps address the unmet needs of people, fill geographical gaps in service delivery, loosen constraints faced by providers, and break down barriers people face in accessing the charitable feeding networking; and

WHEREAS, from 2013 to 2016, more than 30 alumni chapters  of Commonwealth of Virginia colleges and universities and out-of-state universities participated in the event, resulting in the collection of 30,000 pounds of canned goods that were donated to the Central Virginia Food Bank; and

WHEREAS, on September 20, 2017, the VCU Alumni RVA GOLD Chapter will host the 5th Annual Alumni Charity Challenge, and citizens of the Commonwealth are encouraged to join to make a concerted effort to feed the hungry and end hunger insecurity by collecting 20,000 pounds of canned goods within 3 hours;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize September 20, 2017, as FIFTH ANNUAL ALUMNI CHARITY CHALLENGE in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.