CEHD Cares Day

Western Michigan University's College of Education and Human Development is hosting the second annual day of service on Thursday, November 16, 2023. On this day, faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to get involved with the community through volunteering activities, donations drives, etc. Participants can join in on a volunteer event already in the works or come up with something entirely on their own.

November 16, 2023

How can I participate in CEHD Cares Day?

Throughout the day, various CEHD Cares Day events will be facilitated by faculty, staff, students and alumni. These events may include free tutoring being offered by WMU education students for local children, collecting of children's winter wear by a registered student organization, a healthy snack food drive put on by nutrition and dietetics students or bringing donuts and coffee to your local K12 school district to help celebrate the teachers. Those who wish to participate but are unable to join on Nov. 16 can contact Nicole Leffler to make arrangements.

Please use the hashtag #CEHDCares on social media so we can highlight the great work you are doing! 

  • Keep CEHD in the know!

    Participating in CEHD Cares Day? Visit our initiatives website to let us know your plans and to receive a t-shirt to show your Bronco pride on Nov. 16!

Download the flyer

School supply donation boxes

One large donation box for every K12 school district in Kalamazoo County will be placed in the Student Services Suite (Rm. 2421 Sangren) during Education Week, November 13-17. Below is a list of frequently requested items by these districts:

  • Batteries
  • Books
  • Crayons, markers, pencils, notebooks, etc. 
  • Disinfectant spray + wipes
  • Feminine care products
  • Leggings
  • Noise canceling headphones
  • Scissors
  • Sensory or stress relief gadgets and toys
  • Snacks: animal crackers, chips, fruit on the go, etc.
  • Stress balls
  • Warm hats, scarves and gloves
  • White board markers and erasers

A look back at our impact

On November 17, 2022, CEHD faculty members, professors and students volunteered their time and made donations, making the inaugural event a huge success. Eleven groups in total participated in the event impacting children in need, teachers, hospital workers and more. Collectively, the college donated a large box of school supplies, blankets, hats, and more to the ten K12 school districts in Kalamazoo County. Donations were gathered by College leadership, faculty/staff and students over the course of Education Week. In addition, the College surprised 10 teachers throughout the week in their schools with gift baskets, thanking them for all that they do. 


Contact Nicole Leffler, Associate Director of Marketing with any questions.