Thanks for a Great Flashes Give Back Week!

From April 18-23, Golden Flashes volunteered where it matters most - at Kent State and in their communities. Between 30 in-person and virtual service opportunities, 983 volunteers completed more than 2,400 service hours in 24 states. And for the first time since 2019, alumni and friends were able to volunteer together in person. See all the ways #FlashesGiveBack through the 2022 photo album.

View the photo album from FGBW 2022!

Create Things

Days for Girls Project (In-Person)

Kent, Ohio | Saturday, April 23

Cutting out materials to be used for the Days for Girls program

Sign up for Days for Girls Project (In-Person)

Empowering Notes for LGBTQ+ Students (Virtual)

Virtual | At your convenience

Write a note of encouragement to an LGBTQ+ student

Sign up for Empowering Notes for LGBTQ+ Students (Virtual)

Haven of Rest Encouragement Notes (Virtual)

Virtual | At your convenience

Create and color encouragement notes for Haven of Rest guests

Sign up for Haven of Rest Encouragement Notes (Virtual)

Kids Capes of Courage

Kent, Ohio | Saturday, April 23

Cutting out patterns for Kids Capes of Courage

Opportunity Full

Kindness Calendar (Virtual)

Virtual | April 18-23

Spread kindness in your community

Sign up for Kindness Calendar (Virtual)

T-Shirt Tote Bag Project (Virtual)

Virtual | Thursday, April 21

Create tote bags from old T-shirts for Flashes Fighting Hunger

Sign up for T-Shirt Tote Bag Project (Virtual)

United Way Literacy Kits

Kent, Ohio | Saturday, April 23

Creating literacy kits for kindergarten students

Sign up for United Way Literacy Kits
Donate Items

Days for Girls Materials Donation (Virtual)

Kent, Ohio | April 18-23

Collecting materials to be used for the Days for Girls program

Sign up for Days for Girls Materials Donation (Virtual)

Goodwill Donations (Virtual)

Virtual | At your convenience

Drop off gently worn, unused or unwanted clothing to your nearest Goodwill

Sign up for Goodwill Donations (Virtual)

Kent State Career Closet (Virtual)

Kent, Ohio | April 18-23

Donate new or gently used professional clothing

Sign up for Kent State Career Closet (Virtual)

Lake County Alumni Chapter Food Drive

Lake County, Ohio | April 18-22

Donate non-perishable food items for Flashes Fighting Hunger

Sign up for Lake County Alumni Chapter Food Drive
Handle Food

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank

Akron, Ohio | Wednesday, April 20 and Saturday, April 23

Help sort, inspect, relabel or repackage donated food

Opportunity Full

Arlington Food Assistance Center

Arlington, Virginia | Saturday, April 23

Sort and organize donated food in the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

Sign up for Arlington Food Assistance Center

Food Distribution at Kent State

Kent, Ohio | Wednesday, April 20

Help distribute food at Dix Stadium

Opportunity Full

Freestore Foodbank

Cincinnati, Ohio | Thursday, April 21

Volunteers will build and pack senior food boxes

Sign up for Freestore Foodbank

Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Cleveland, Ohio | Monday, April 18

Help sort, inspect, relabel or repackage donated food

Opportunity Full

Haven of Rest (In-Person)

Akron, Ohio | Tuesday, April 19 and Saturday, April 23

Serve a meal or organize, tidy and encourage guests of the ministries

Sign up for Haven of Rest (In-Person)

Mid-Ohio Food Collective

Grove City, Ohio | Saturday, April 23

Assemble and distribute food for families in need

Sign up for Mid-Ohio Food Collective

 

 

Improve Spaces

African American Cultural Garden

Cleveland, Ohio | Saturday, April 23

Volunteers will clean up the cultural garden

Sign up for the African American Cultural Garden

Buckeye Trail Improvements

Richfield, Ohio | Saturday, April 23

Help maintain the Buckeye Trail at Richfield Heritage Preserve

Opportunity Full

Downtown Canton Beautification

Canton, Ohio | Saturday, April 23

Clean up downtown Canton

Sign up for Downtown Canton Beautification

Downtown Kent Beautification

Kent, Ohio | Saturday, April 23

Clean up downtown Kent

Sign up for Downtown Kent Beautification

Haven of Rest (In-Person)

Akron, Ohio | Tuesday, April 19 and Saturday, April 23

Serve a meal or organize, tidy and encourage guests of the ministries

Sign up for Haven of Rest (In-Person)

West 117 Foundation Cleveland Humanities Festival

Cleveland, Ohio | Tuesday, April 19

Support registration and various needs for the Cleveland Humanities Festival

Opportunity Full

Lake County Historical Society

Painesville, Ohio | Saturday, April 23

Cleaning and maintaining buildings on the site

Sign up for Lake County Historical Society
Virtual

Clean up Cleveland (Virtual)

Cleveland, Ohio | April 18-23

Clean up your local street

Sign up for Clean Up Cleveland (Virtual)

Days for Girls Materials Donation (Virtual)

Kent, Ohio | April 18-23

Collecting materials to be used for the Days for Girls program

Sign up for Days for Girls Materials Donation (Virtual)

Empowering Notes for LGBTQ+ Students (Virtual)

Virtual | At your convenience

Write a note of encouragement to an LGBTQ+ student

Sign up for Empowering Notes for LGBTQ+ Students (Virtual)


Goodwill Donations (Virtual)

Virtual | T-shirts allotted for this opportunity have all been claimed

Drop off gently worn, unused or unwanted clothing to Goodwill

Opportunity Full 

Haven of Rest Encouragement Notes (Virtual)

Virtual | Tuesday, April 19 and Saturday, April 23

Create and color encouragement notes for Haven of Rest guests

Sign up for Haven of Rest Encouragement Notes (Virtual)

Kent State Career Closet (Virtual)

Kent, Ohio | April 18-23

Donate new or gently used professional clothing

Sign up for Kent State Career Closet (Virtual)


Kindness Calendar (Virtual)

Virtual | April 18-23

Spread kindness in your community

Sign up for Kindness Calendar (Virtual)

Lake County Alumni Chapter Food Drive

Lake County, Ohio | April 8-22

Donate non-perishable food items for Flashes Fighting Hunger

Sign up for Lake County Alumni Chapter Food Drive

Read with an Athlete

Virtual | April 18-22

Read books to 2nd grade students with a current KSU student-athlete via video conference

Opportunity Full


T-Shirt Tote Bag Project (Virtual)

Virtual | Thursday, April 21

Create tote bags from old T-shirts for Flashes Fighting Hunger

Sign up for T-Shirt Tote Bag Project (Virtual)

 

 

Share Your Service Project
Support a cause close to your heart and share with us how you are making an impact in your communities.

Share Your Project


 

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