Tis the season to give—time, money, food, toys, coats, and maybe even your blood. The next few weeks, you can celebrate the spirit of the season by making time to participate in one of the many charitable events happening on your campus.
Blood Drive: On November 17, join Desi Heritage of South Asia (DHOSA) and the American Red Cross as they co-sponsor a blood drive in Setter’s Cafe. Stop by Student Development and Campus Activities to pre-register for an appointment.
Toy Drive: Help the Criminal Justice Society raise money for the purchase of toys through the Osborne Association, for the children of incarcerated parents. They will be accepting monetary donations during their bake sales on November 22, December 6, and December 13 on the NYC campus.
Hope for the Holidays: Stop by the Pace Perk on Saturday on December 4, to help the Residence Hall Association during their annual holiday event with children from the Pleasantville Cottage School. Once there, residence hall governments will have holiday themed activities with the kids. Any staff or faculty member wishing to participate or donate a gift should e-mail Matthew Lavery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Decorating at PCS: Looking to get off campus? Head over to the Pleasantville Cottage School with the Center for Community Action and Research on December 4. Volunteers will spend the afternoon decorating the school. To register for this event, e-mail CCARPLV@pace.edu with your name and phone number.
Day of Peace: December 6 in the Student Union join Pace’s Stonewall Coalition as they work to raise awareness about homelessness within the LGTBQI community. Donations of non-perishable food items and clothing will be accepted and taken to The Housing Works, an organization dedicated to ending the dual plights of AIDS and homelessness.
Food for Fines: The Birnbaum and Mortola Libraries are holding a food drive during the month of December. One donation deducts one dollar of fines.
Pennies for Peace 50/50 Raffle: On December 10, the Maria’s Tower Wellness Floor will be selling raffle tickets for a drawing at the end of the day. The winner will receive half of the pot and the other half will be donated to Pennies for Peace, to help raise money to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Red Cross Shelter Disaster Reserve: Get trained to assist the Red Cross in their humanitarian efforts locally and globally. Any individual interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer must take this initial one day training course on December 11 or 18. Learn more about the Red Cross, their mission, and the skills needed to be a Red Cross Volunteer. To register for this event, e-mail CCARPLV@pace.edu with your name and phone number.
CLOUT Christmas Toy Drive: The Seidenberg School along with others in the Pace Community is sponsoring the 13th annual holiday gift drive for the children of students enrolled in the CLOUT program. Children from the ages of infant to 18 years have been given gifts each holiday season. An average of 100 children are sponsored each year, thanks to the kindness of the Pace community and friends of the CLOUT program. To view the wishlist, please visit www.pace.edu/toydrive. Contact Faith Faulk at FFaulk@pace.edu for more information.
Don’t let your good-will evaporate by January—share your time and talent throughout the year! Did you know that most Pace faculty and staff are eligible to receive paid time off if they volunteer through the Center for Community Action and Research? Click here to learn more about volunteering at Pace.