Ways to Give
Throughout December, the Temple community is reaching out to help make the holidays a little brighter for the less fortunate
Dec. 1 through Dec. 12: The Temple Ambler Owl Reach student organization is sponsoring a toy drive to help support the Salvation Army's efforts to bring a happy holiday to families throughout the Philadelphia region. All gifts must be new and unwrapped. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 484-941-2450.
Location: Ambler Campus, Bright Hall lounge. Pick an ornament from the "Angel Tree." Each ornament includes a child's name, age and desired gift. Take the bottom half of the ornament, purchase the gift, and drop it off on the specified dates.
Holiday children's party
Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Department of Campus Safety Services hosts its annual children's party, in which it partners with the local community to shed light on neighborhood children during the holiday season.
Location: Student Center Annex, second floor.
'Operation Feed the Hungry' food campaign
Through Dec. 18: The Office of Facilities Management is sponsoring a food drive to support local community groups. Donations of nonperishables are needed. Monetary donations should be made payable to "Operation Feed the Hungry" and forwarded to the Office of Facilities Management, 1009 W. Montgomery Ave.
Last year, more than 32,000 meals were provided. For more information, call Jesse Wagner at
215-204-1385 or Sandi Marrero 215-204-7797.
Location: Designated food donation boxes will be placed at Parking Services (Student Center, lower level), Campus Safety Services (12th Street and Montgomery Avenue) and other areas around Main Campus.
Through Dec. 25: The Family Services Department is accepting donations of new, unwrapped gifts that will be distributed to patients who are hospitalized at the Temple Children's Hospital during the holidays. If you would like to participate, contact Ernie Bristow in Family Services at 215-707-6145.