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Texas Exes Making a Difference, One Project at a Time

February 20, 2013

During the month of February Texas Exes chapters across the country are participating in the Project Worldwide, making a difference in their own communities while sharing their Longhorn pride.

Laredo Chapter

Laredo Exes take on Mother Nature on the Paseo del Indio trail.

The Project Worldwide was started last year as a collaboration between the Texas Exes and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement as a way to engage alumni in their communities and extend The Project which is UT’s largest day of community service.

So far, the San Diego chapter has held a successful blood drive, getting 33 donors and a request from the local blood bank to hold the drive every year.

San Diego

Courtney Ratliff (left), Texas Exes associate director of chapters, joins in the fun in San Diego.

The Philadelphia chapter baked cookies and treats for Ronald McDonald House house residents and the Laredo chapter has worked on the Paseo del India Nature Trail, the first nature trail in Laredo, while our Washington, D.C.  Longhorns worked with Food and Friends, preparing meals and packing groceries for people with life-changing illnesses. The Alaska chapter spent Saturday, Feb. 16 in the Anchorage food bank packing 1800 boxes of food to be distributed to the elderly and postpartum mothers.

“I thought I’d be exhausted when we finished,” said one Alaska Texas Ex. “But I was so energized that I spent the afternoon running all of my errands for the weekend.”

Many more groups are holding events this week including Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Tulsa and the Montana Network. Hook ‘em!

Washington DC

D.C. ‘Horns made a difference in the daily lives of people with life-changing illnesses.

 

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