Capella University to Help Fight Hunger in Boston Through Its Inspire Giving Volunteer Initiative Memorial Day Weekend

Students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the online university to package and distribute food at the Boston Food Pantry

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults, is partnering with the American Red Cross at the Boston Food Pantry to host a volunteer event on Saturday, May 26. From 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Capella students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends will be sorting food with the goal to get thousands of pounds of food to those who need it most.

The Boston Food Pantry, the city’s largest emergency food pantry, is a Red Cross program that supplies food to more than 4,500 families each month and is a featured nonprofit for Capella’s Inspire Giving program, which encourages academic achievements and connections within the Capella community by rewarding students with points that they can convert into charitable donations to nonprofit organizations of their choice.

Capella has hosted several volunteer events in recent years to help those in need, including baking cookies for guests at the Gift of Life Family House in Philadelphia; cleaning up a neighborhood park in Harlem; and serving meals to the homeless in San Francisco.

As of March 31, 2012, more than 37,000 students are pursuing an online degree at Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at www.capellaresults.org.

About Capella University
Capella University is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. Nearly 80 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 144 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 17 certificate programs. More than 37,000 learners were enrolled as of March 31, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org.
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.

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Capella University
Alicia Amling, 612-977-4836
alicia.amling@capella.edu

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Capella University
Alicia Amling, 612-977-4836
alicia.amling@capella.edu