Widener APALSA and PAD Lend a Helping Hand
Andrew S. Lo and Allison Segal - Published: October 18, 2009
Early on the morning of Saturday, October 17, 2009, ten Widener Law students braved the cold and rain to volunteer for the 16th Annual Philadelphia Cares Day.  
Students from the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) and Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) spent the day at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School painting hallways and the cafeteria.  Much to everyone’s surprise, Disney sponsored the event, and as a result, students, friends, and family received an unexpected visit from Mickey and the JAMMitors.  Everyone enjoyed live performances, music, and food while volunteering.  As part of Disney’s “Give a Day. Get a Disney Day,” all volunteers at the school received a complimentary one-day pass to Walt Disney World Park & Resort.
Several students were interviewed for 6abc Action News and proudly represented Widener Law.  These students included:  Amos Tang (3L), Jieyi Li (LLM exchange student), and Ashley Talley (1L).  Due to APALSA and PAD’s hard work and dedication to community service, Widener Law was also invited by 6abc Action News to help as balloon holders at the 2009 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. All of the students involved represented Widener Law extremely well in the Philadelphia community.
Everyone involved in the day’s community service experience shared excitement, laughter, and team spirit.  On behalf of APALSA and PAD, we would like to thank the hospitality of Thurgood Marshall Elementary and the generosity of Walt Disney World Park & Resort.
For more information about Philadelphia Cares Day, please visit their website at http://www.philacares.com/events/annualpages/pcd.htm.