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Waves of Appreciation

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The San Diego Waves of Appreciation project has begun its third and most ambitious year! Waves of Appreciation is a Pepperdine alumni-led project that hands out snack bags to active-duty military personnel flying home over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season in partnership with USO San Diego.

Following the huge success of last year’s event, Waves of Appreciation has a goal to fill and distribute 2,500 bags this year. Each bag is filled with treats that appeal to young servicemembers, such as candy bars, beef jerky, and potato chips, as well as thank-you notes from local schoolchildren. The goal is to provide servicemembers with snacks while traveling for the holidays since young military personnel often do not have extra money for food during their journeys home.

Last year’s events saw large numbers of volunteers from the Pepperdine community donating time, money, and energy.

Learn about this year’s project: pepperdine.edu/alumni

Upcoming Alumni Events:

Alumni, parents, students, and friends are invited to join the Pepperdine Community at local events near you!

January 25: COASTAL 5K/10K Walk/Run, Los Angeles, California

February 1: Alumni Night, men’s basketball vs. Loyola, Malibu, California February 3–7: Career Week, various locations

February 5: SoCal Social, Los Angeles, California

February 15: Rose City Reception, Portland, Oregon

Visit us online at pepperdine.edu/alumni for more information or e-mail us at alumni@pepperdine.edu.