CHICAGO & FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 575 employees from Kaplan University and Kaplan Higher and Professional Education fanned out once again across the country to volunteer last week Friday (April 28) to support nearly 50 local non-profit organizations as part of their bi-annual serve-a-thon.
Service projects included painting and meal preparation at several Ronald McDonald Houses, coordinating education activities with children involved in a Head Start program, cleaning and organizing at a cancer center, public library, and Boys and Girls Club, and participating in engagement therapy with patients at a VA Hospital.
The volunteer opportunities are organized as part of Kaplan Higher and Professional Education’s bi-annual Serve-A-Thon, which brings together teams of Kaplan employees for various service projects that help non-profits in need and make our local communities stronger.
Since 2015, Kaplan’s Serve-A-Thon volunteers have rolled up their collective sleeves, putting in more than 13,000 service hours working with dozens of local non-profits on some 270 different service projects. The list of the 47 non-profits supported during the April 2017 Serve-A-Thon include Glida’s Club, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County Florida, The Museum of Discovery and Science, The YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, and the United Way.
“Our serve-a-thons are a great deal of fun for our employees and one of the many ways Kaplan gives back and makes a positive difference in our local communities throughout the year,” said Stephen White, Kaplan Higher and Professional Education’s Vice President of Communications.
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