Thousands of Students, Alumni, and Friends to Participate in CSUnity in Colorado and Across the Country April 17

Now in its 14th year, thousands of Colorado State University students, alumni and friends will participate in CSUnity on Saturday, April 17.

In 2009, CSUnity gathered more than 2,200 volunteers and provided 270 service-based projects in northern Colorado. The event donated more than 6,000 community service hours to organizations across Larimer County.

This year’s event is striving for the same community support, with a goal of 200 service projects and 2,000 student volunteers. Students will be volunteering for a number of projects including Hearts and Horses, Respite Care, Bright Beginnings and Fort Collins Special Olympics.

This event has brought the CSU community together for years, engaging volunteers in activities such as planting trees, painting and visiting with senior neighbors.

For more information about CSUnity in Fort Collins, visit or contact Jennifer Johnson at (970) 491-1682 or

Denver Projects

This year marks the fourth year of alumni participation in CSUnity. The Alumni Association has partnered with the Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE) Office to expand the program to alumni and friends in Denver and nationwide.

CSUnity volunteers will have the opportunity to help in one of 19 projects across Denver. Alumni and friends in the Denver metro area will help with projects from the Denver Rescue Mission to the Food Bank of the Rockies to the Ronald McDonald House.

A full list of the 19 CSUnity projects in the Denver area can be found at

Projects Nationwide

Alumni in the Bay Area, Houston, San Diego and Seattle also will help with CSUnity. Projects include:

– Bay Area – Rebuilding Together Oakland. Volunteers will participate in painting, cleaning, landscaping and other home improvement projects.
– Houston – A Simple Thread. Volunteers will collect donations of daily items such as vitamins, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes and bottled water to assemble daily essential kits.
– San Diego – Surfrider Foundation San Diego. Volunteers will work on beach and street clean-up.
– Seattle – North Helpline Emergency Services and Food Bank. Volunteers will assist with distributing, loading and restocking food.

For more information about CSUnity in Denver and across the nation visit or contact Traci McBee at (303) 376-2121 or