Kiet Tat
External Outreach Chair


UC Berkeley Students Clean Up Local Garden for the Elderly

BERKELEY, California; August 29, 2016 — UC Berkeley’s chapter of Circle K International (CKI), a community service organization, hosted its annual season service project at Chaparral House, a nursing eldercare community, on August 21.

Eighteen UC Berkeley students helped freshen up the community’s garden by moving wood chips, disposing of compost, clipping vines and pulling weed. They also helped spread awareness on taking care of the environment.

Third-year student Gavin Li, who organized the project, explained, “The environment is important, and living in an urban or suburban setting, certain aspects of its importance get lost. This is a nice way for our members to get reacquainted with some parts of nature, while also directly helping important people in our community.”

Visits to Chaparral House to interact with the residents there is one of UC Berkeley’s CKI continuous service projects, occurring every other Friday afternoon.

About Circle K International
Chartered in 1994, the UC Berkeley chapter of Circle K International is one of the largest community service organizations on campus with over 100 members, who contribute over 12,000 hours of service and raise over $17,000 for charities every year. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Berkeley, UC Berkeley CKI promotes service, leadership and fellowship amongst its members and to all communities alike. For more information, visit


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