Season of Caring has been renamed Wildcats Serving to reflect their expansion of service opportunities.
The program will be a collaboration of Student Life, ACU Alumni Association and ACU marketing just as Season of Caring was.
“This new name allows the campaign to scale beyond a certain time of year or specific group of people,” said Jason Groves, chief marketing officer. “We hope it allows us to expand this effort more broadly rather than focusing on specific seasons of giving.”
Wildcats Serving will be a year-round organization that allows more than just students to participate.
“This shift allows us the chance to unite several areas who serve year-round,” said Jan Meyer, executive director for Center for Christian Service and Leadership.
Wildcats Serving can be applied to any kind of service project and is built to allow alumni and students to serve many different areas; it is not limited to Abilene.
Wildcats will be able to head a project in different cities as well.
Wildcats Serving has already participated in Turkey 4 Taylor, Mission Thanksgiving and Adopt-an-Angel.
Turkeys 4 Taylor provides dinner for a Taylor Elementary student and his/her family. Mission Thanksgiving encourages donations of clothes, food and personal items for those in need and asks for volunteers to distribute the items donated. Adopt-an-Angel benefits children in ACU’s Treadaway Kids program.
“The main purpose of Wildcats Serving is to provide opportunities to make a difference throughout the world,” Groves said.
Wildcats Serving aims to cultivate more collaboration and synergy throughout the ACU community.
“We hope to see students and alumni working together to make a difference throughout the world,” Groves said. “Some of those might be organized by the university and many will surface organically from students and alumni that see a need and take the initiative to address it. Wildcats Serving is a great opportunity for us to help cultivate relationships throughout the ACU family while fulfilling the mission of the university.”
To get involved with Wildcats Serving, contact Student Life, ACU Alumni Association, Center for Christian Service and Leadership or ACU marketing.