Thunderbird School of Global Management Students Volunteer Time to Eight Valley Non-profit Organizations

April 9, 2014

(GLENDALE, Ariz.) April 8, 2014 — One hundred and forty students from Thunderbird School of Global Management joined forces with eight local non-profit organizations this past Sat., April 5, 2014, to lend a hand on projects ranging from preparing and serving brunch and sorting thrift shop items for the homeless to cooking food for the terminally ill and washing and walking dogs at a local shelter.

ThunderCares is a student-led initiative that has been active at Thunderbird for over a decade as a means to connect with the Phoenix community. Leaders of the ThunderCares effort find local organizations that need help and coordinate student volunteer groups to assist these non-profit organizations with various projects. ThunderCares is a one-day event held each spring, summer and fall trimester.

“Working in the community and helping these organizations promotes corporate social responsibility, which is important for students to be aware of as they go out into the business community and seek jobs,” said Alejandra Fernandez, Thunderbird Student Government Outreach Chair. “Not only is it critical that we help our local community, but it also demonstrates that Thunderbird students are interested in building relationships within the community.”

On Saturday, students volunteered at the following organizations: UMOM, Hospice of the Valley, Arizona Humane Society, Japanese Garden, Valley Life, Red Neck Run, Sun Valley Animal Shelter and Horses Help.

For more information about ThunderCares email Alejandra Fernandez at


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