Gaining Through Giving

As the holiday season draws closer, here are a few ways that Pace faculty and staff can give back to the community.

Although it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the start of the new school year, it’s already time to gear up for the holiday season. As temperatures drop, community service heats up with opportunities for faculty and staff on both campuses.  Below is a list of a number of ways members of the Pace Community can give back.

Did you know that one pint of blood can save as many as three lives? Give the gift of life by heading down to the Kessel Student Center on Wednesday, November 16 from 11:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m. to donate blood with the American Red Cross.

Every year, Beta Alpha Psi hosts the “Holiday Cards for Troops” event. Students, faculty, and staff will come together on Friday, November 18, from 12:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. to make Christmas cards for soldiers who are unable to celebrate Christmas with their families.

On November 19, the Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) on the PLV Campus is recruiting students, faculty, and staff to travel with them to Harlem to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens with City Meals on Wheels. Spots are limited, so contact Hannah Tall today at

Join CCAR on the NYC Campus on Tuesday, November 22 as they bring the spirit of Thanksgiving to a shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Volunteers will serve thanksgiving dinner and coordinate arts and crafts with the kids. For more information about this event, contact Hasin Ahmed at

Help make Christmas special for a needy child. Kevin’s Christmas, named in the memory of a younger brother of an Alpha Lambda Sigma sister, is a fundraiser to help families in need buy presents for their children during the holiday season. Monetary donations will be accepted on Wednesday, December 7 from 12:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. in the Kessel Student Center.

Also on December 7, from 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Pace’s Stonewall Coalition, the LGBTQA Task Force, and allied organizations present A Day of Peace. This event is geared towards fostering peace and community on the NYC Campus. It will also be focused on raising awareness of the numbers of the LGBTQ persons that are homeless, especially during the holidays, while accepting donations of nonperishable food items and clothing that will be taken to The Housing Works.

You can stay up-to-date on additional outreach events by checking the University calendar at

Don’t let your good-will evaporate in 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.