Webster Works Worldwide 20 Kicks Off Today

| October 1, 2014
Webster Works Worldwide 20

Before heading out to their projects, volunteers in St. Louis gathered at Grant Gym for the kickoff of Webster Works Worldwide 20.

Webster Works Worldwide (WWW) officially kicked off Wednesday, marking the 20th year of this worldwide Webster University event. Webster University students, alumni, faculty and staff devote this day to community service projects in communities that Webster University campuses serve around the globe.

Webster Warmth

Webster Warmth project: On campus, Kathy Gaynor and DeLyle Bowen were among the volunteers knitting handmade items for donations to local agencies.

Since WWW began in 1995, more than 28,000 volunteers have given more 121,000 hours of service worldwide.

The 20th Anniversary Webster Works Worldwide kicked off with an opening event in Grant Gym on the home campus in Webster Groves. Before heading off to their team projects with their WWW 20 t-shirts, volunteers heard inspirational words and enjoyed a breakfast and attendance prizes.

While hundreds of projects take place at sites throughout the region, some are accomplished on campus. For example, in the Webster Warmth project, Webster community members who knit, crochet, quilt pr sew create hundreds of handmade items for donation to a local charitable agency.

Participants can spread the word and share photos from their projects via social media using the hashtag #websterworks20.

Look for more snapshots from projects around the world in Webster University social media and in Webster Today.

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