RCC's emphasis on community service shines through our many community service events. We aim to have two events each weekend, and we host a variety of volunteer opportunities to address different issues in the community. Some events include organizing donations at the Second Harvest Food Bank, walking universal blood donor greyhounds at Hemopet, and cleaning up the UCI campus at Campus Beautification.
Along with our smaller weekly events, we also have three club-wide service events throughout the year. Thanksgiving Dinner occurs during fall quarter, where we visit the Thomas House Shelter and provide families warm meals, gift card giveaways, and entertainment through games, activities, and a photobooth. During winter quarter we host Charity Gala, a themed dinner dedicated to raising money for Corazon de Vida, which supports the orphanage system in Mexico. Our year culminates in a trip to Mexico during the spring quarter, where we take all of the funds raised and items donated throughout the year to one of the orphanages in the Corazon de Vida system.
For Spring 2020, we will be continuing community service through at-home service events instead of our usual service events. Each event will have board members hosting a Zoom session so that everyone can work together. We also recognize that these events might not be feasible for everyone, so we are providing an alternative to fulfill the active membership requirement. In place of one service event, you can write a reflective essay. All of the information for the essay can be found at https://tinyurl.com/RCC-ReflectiveEssay.
We have customized annual t-shirts for members to wear during service events so we can look like a unified team! The t-shirt is $10 and is valid for the entire school year. While buying the t-shirt is not mandatory, members who do not wear the shirt to service events will have points deducted.
There are multiple ways to order the t-shirt. The order link is provided in every event email, but keep in mind to order by the indicated deadline in the email. From there, the shirt will be given to you on the day of the event and you can pay with either cash or through Venmo.
If you wish to purchase a t-shirt in advance, you can do so through www.tinyurl.com/RCCtshirtsform.