Issue Date: 
October 12, 2015

About 225 faculty and staff took a day off from the office so they could work in the community instead. The annual Pitt United Way Day of Caring, which was held Oct. 2, dispersed volunteers to 21 sites across the city, including six in Oakland. Among the projects were painting and brightening up spaces in Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, which offers services to the East Liberty community. Other volunteers installed a fence and worked on improving Frazier Farms, a thriving community garden in South Oakland. On the South Side, meanwhile, Day of Caring workers were preparing for winter: They helped the South Side Chamber of Commerce craft fiber flowers for the Pop des Fleurs winter pop-up gardens. (Photo by Mike Drazdzinski/Pitt CIDDE)