Wake Forest MBA students lend helping hand to local charitable organizations

8.15.2006 General, News Release, School News

Six area nonprofit agencies will benefit from the volunteer efforts of students at Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management during the second annual Community Plunge to be held from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 19.

During last year’s inaugural event, more than 60 volunteers helped several nonprofit agencies before starting their marathon of business classes.

This year, the students will work with the following organizations:

  • Habitat for Humanity Forsyth County (assist with the construction of affordable housing);
  • Ronald McDonald House (clean residences for families with chronically ill children);
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store (receive, sort, price and sell donated goods);
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (make follow-up phone calls);
  • Family Services Inc. (sort donations received)
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society (prepare participant packages for the MS Bike Tour to Tanglewood).

“The students here are not only driven to succeed in business, but also to provide assistance to worthwhile organizations that are making a difference in the community,” says Reena Nepal, who is spearheading the volunteer effort. “Hopefully, this kind of activity will continue long after the students have become established business leaders in their communities.”

Volunteers will meet in the courtyard in front of the Babcock School at the Worrell Professional Center at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and briefings. All events will conclude by noon. Media representatives are welcome to join the activities. For more information about the Community Plunge, contact student organizer Reena Nepal at 336.406.8170.