A Ram’s Thanksgiving: How VCU Students Give Thanks and Give Back to their Communities

Giving Thanks to Our Community

Each year, Thanksgiving is a time where we come together with family, friends and community to take part in various traditions and reflect on all of the things that we have to be thankful for.Plane and Car

As Rams get into the Thanksgiving spirit, University Student Commons and Activities is asking members of the VCU community to share how they give thanks and the ways they take the time to impact others in their community during the holiday season.

“My family to me is my dance family – we give our thanks to the community by teaching workshops […] We try to foster a home, and a community, for people that don’t have a safe space at home.” – Dayana, Psychology and Criminal Justice

“My family and my parents are very involved in my community back in Virginia Beach…. [My mom] is really into helping our community and lifting it up and she brings us to do that, too, because she wants us to know the people around us are very important, and to help each other out.” – Grace, Junior, SociologyWinter Hat and Gloves

“We all come together, talk about what we’re thankful for, what we want to do for the next year, and our goals – and that’s how we celebrate Thanksgiving.” – Kari, Senior, International Business

“I have a really big family and we all come together down here in RVA and have dinner with each other and it’s one of only times we get to see each other, so that’s one of the ways we show thanks.” – Vivian, Sophomore, Marketing


University Student Commons and Activities wishes all of our Ramily and the greater VCU community a safe, relaxing break and a very happy Thanksgiving!


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