December 5, 2012
During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, sometimes it’s easy to forget the needs of individuals and families who are struggling just to get by.
For students, faculty and staff at Temple University Ambler, it is a matter of pride that they don’t forget.
The following is a listing of continuing charitable endeavors that students, faculty and staff members at the Ambler Campus have undertaken to support others in our community and well beyond.
Have an upcoming charitable program or holiday event planned? Contact Jim Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your information with the campus!
There are few people in the region that could say that Hurricane Sandy didn’t affect them in some way. Many of our students, faculty and staff are still dealing with the super storm’s aftermath. Temple University as a whole has rallied to support hurricane victims (learn more).
Temple University student Julia Menzo, President of the Southeastern Pa VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, who is heavily involved in the relief efforts that are continuing following the hurricane provided an important link to United for Impact (part of United Way) for anyone who would like to volunteer, donate or fulfill any other needs that would help area agencies such as Philabundance, the Salvation Army, the United Way and many others.
Ambler Campus Student Government Association Sustainability Committee:
Shoe Recycling Campaign
Now through Friday, December 14, Donation Box in Bright Hall near the Student Government Office
You know you have them — shoes that you no longer wear that are simply taking up space in your closet. Clear the clutter and help a wonderful cause. The Ambler Campus Student Government Association Sustainability Committee, in association with the Temple University Green Council and the Office of Sustainability, is sponsoring a shoe recycling campaign for Shoebox Recycling. Shoebox recycling will take the shoes — all styles accepted — and ship them to developing countries for people who are in need of shoes. Information: email@example.com
Sam Grow, son of Ambler Campus Media Specialist Karen Pyle, was the perfect example of a student who wanted to get the most out of his college experience during his time at Temple University Ambler. Whether it was attending classes, working in Computer Services or taking part in community service projects with the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, he was a friendly face that most everyone knew.
In May of 2012, Sam passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. This semester, a scholarship was established to honor Sam Grow’s memory.
Computer Services Candy Sale
Now through Friday, December 14, Ambler Campus Technology (ACT) Center
Computer Services has led the charge in establishing the Samuel Kenneth Grow Scholarship. From now through the end of the semester, Computer Services is selling candy at the Act Center front desk to support the 2012-2013 scholarship. Information: 267-468-8323.
Faculty and Staff: Ambler Campus Holiday Celebration
Thursday, December 13, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Ambler Campus Dining Center
All Temple University Ambler faculty and staff are invited to the Annual Ambler Campus Holiday Celebration, Thursday, December 13. During the Holiday Celebration, take the time to say hello to someone new, learn about what they do on campus, and wish them a happy holiday! The celebration will include a few words from Executive Director William Parshall and a holiday celebration raffle, which has proven very popular for the last several years. If any staff or faculty member would like to donate something to be used in the raffle, items as well as monetary donations will be gladly accepted through Wednesday, December 5 — receive five free raffle tickets for donations valued at $10 or more! A special live auction will be held this year to raffle off items donated by students, faculty and staff from the Tyler School of Art! Live auction items include artwork from the Tyler Glass department; photography; metal craft and more. All proceeds from the raffle and live auction will support the Samuel Kenneth Grow Scholarship. The drop-off point for donations is the Executive Director’s Office in the Administration Building. Information: 267-468-8020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.