CGSM Fellows at Tepper School of Business volunteered with the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh in Oakland for a food pantry event on November 18, 2017. We had a number of our members stationed on different sides to provide food to families in need and help clean. We also had a number of other members taking meal orders and helping to carry boxes for people who were disabled or people who had a lot to carry. This event was amazing because we got together as a group to help families who weren’t as fortunate as some of us are. Many of the people who came didn’t have jobs and needed food to feed their families. It’s always important to give back!
Submitted by Jassum Gloster, Tepper ’18
On Friday, November 17, Consortium students from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business volunteered at the Capital Area Food Bank. They helped sort and package donations. The CAFB works with a network of 500 partner agencies to source out over 40 million pounds of food. Our CGSM fellows were tasked with sorting food into different categories, packaging nonperishable items, and readying boxes for distribution. The day was a big success; John became an expert at sorting green bean cans from the assembly line! We also met some practitioners from PwC, who were also attending the event. Overall, it was a great experience and our fellows had a great afternoon bonding with each other, other volunteers, and CAFB employees.
Submitted by Barret Mueller, McDonough ’18
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management joined the #GivingTuesday movement by partnering with The Little Bit Foundation to serve the students in the St Louis area. After holding a underwear drive for four weeks, Consortium staff and Olin Fellows stocked the items in the warehouse. Next, we went out to the schools and were personal shoppers for the students. “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving that counts.” –Mother Teresa
Submitted by Karen Green, CGSM Staff