"BonaResponds is organizing this but it’s open to anyone,” said Jim Mahar, St. Bonaventure associate professor of finance and founder of BonaResponds. Volunteers can help people with tasks that are as simple as walking a dog and grocery shopping to building house or working in a soup kitchen.
“An alumnus from Chicago, Tom Cullen, sort of suggested they would do a volunteer day to correspond with one of our days, at which point we said why not do this globally,” Mr. Mahar said in explaining the genesis of the project. “We just started spreading the word and people keep signing up for it."
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