For Immediate Release
Contact: Wendy Hinton
Director of Advancement Communications
April 23, 2020 – On Thursday, April 16, 2020, King’s College hosted an online event called King’s Cares. The focus of the event was to fill social media with posts of positivity and hope for 24 hours amidst the stress, fear, and anxiety caused by the global pandemic using the hashtag #KingsCares2020. King’s College is proud of its history of forming graduates who champion the inherent dignity of every person, and who mobilize their skills and professional talents to serve the common good. The King’s Cares event showcased the College’s students, alumni, faculty, and staff who are out in the world doing good things, from working in the healthcare industry battling COVID-19 to individuals performing acts of kindness, large and small.
The decision was made to pivot to a Day of Caring in lieu of the College’s annual Give Day, which typically occurs in the spring semester and mobilizes the King’s community to make their annual gift to the College. Desiree Voitek, Director of Annual Giving, commented, “Each spring, our giving day is a great way to rally the King’s College community in support of current students. This year, we felt a different approach was necessary and we are thrilled that so many alumni, students, faculty, staff, Holy Cross priests and brothers, and friends shared their uplifting stories and good deeds. The day united us all with joy, optimism, and the ideals that make King’s so special.”
The College encouraged people to post on their own social media sites using #KingsCares2020 and also set up a mechanism to collect and display stories on a dedicated webpage at www.kings.edu/day-of-caring . Posts from the day can be viewed by searching the hashtag #KingsCares2020 on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.