On August 30, the United States Embassy, in partnership with more than 350 professionals and students in 16 Brazilian cities (Belem, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Curitiba, Florianopolis, Fortaleza, Goiania, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Porto Velho, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, São Paulo, Sorocaba and Uberaba) will organize various volunteer activities to launch “USBEAlumni Day,” an interactive community for Brazilians who have taken part in educational and professional programs sponsored by the United States Government.
The teams will run volunteer activities in communities, schools, day care centers and nursing homes; will donate blankets, food and books, and give workshops on reading, nutrition and environmental awareness. The U.S. Embassy invites the general public to join in.
“We are very proud to know that many Brazilians and Americans get involved in exchange programs which strengthen the ties between both countries. We are honored to participate with them in “USBEAlumni” Day to celebrate Brazil’s National Volunteer Day,” said the U.S. Ambassador Liliana Ayalde.
Media outlets interested in covering the “USBEAlumni Day” should contact the U.S. Embassy’s Press Office: (61) 3312-7367 / 7364.
US Embassy Volunteer Project (USBEAlumni Day):
The United States Embassy launched USBEA (US-Brazil Exchange Alumni), an interactive community, to bring together Brazilians who have taken part in educational and professional programs sponsored by the United States government. To celebrate community and connect with them, the Embassy has organized USBEAlumni Day, dedicated to volunteering.
Brazil’s National Volunteer Day:
Established by Law No. 7,352, of August 28, 1985, by the then President of the Republic, José Sarney, National Volunteer Day recognizes and highlights the work done by people who volunteer their time, labor and talent to social causes and for the good of the community. National Volunteer Day is celebrated annually.