Case for Community Day by the numbers

Young students playing soccer at CWRU
Varsity athletes hosted elementary students for a sports clinic during Case for Community Day.

The 12th annual Case for Community Day took place this past Friday, Sept. 19. Nearly 600 students, faculty and staff members took part in a variety of volunteer activities.

Of the 600 volunteers, 450 helped with 60 service projects for nonprofit organizations located throughout Cleveland, East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights communities. One hundred of the volunteers were members of men’s and women’s varsity athletic teams, who hosted 200 elementary students for a Youth Sports Clinic at Veale Convocation, Recreation and Athletic Center.

Finally, 50 students, faculty and staff from the School of Medicine, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and School of Dental Medicine partnered with University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic to provide 250 members of the community with screenings for blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as flu shots and BMI.

Since 2003, 5,500 staff members, faculty and students have invested 264,000 hours of volunteer service for 700 service projects throughout the Greater Cleveland community – an economic value of nearly $3 million.

In addition, over the past 12 years, local businesses and residents received in-kind donations and services worth more than $1 million from Case Western Reserve.