Why We Help: Boxers Embrace their Communities

“When I was a boy and would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

The Mr. Rogers Neighborhood star offered these words as a comfort for children in moments of strife. For us as adults, they offer both comfort and challenge.

We, too, can find solace in the scores of people who dedicate themselves to helping one another. But we also are challenged to be those helpers, to do good in the world.

In a year that has been rife with not only the COVID-19 pandemic, but also wildfires and other natural disasters, tumultuous political campaigns, and an increased awareness of injustice in our communities, we need that comfort and that challenge.

We are incredibly proud of the Pacific University alumni, students, employees and friends who rise to the call.

Read some of their stories in the Winter 2020 issue of Pacific magazine.

Monday, Dec. 14, 2020