Ways to Give 2006
“Joy to the World”: Community of cultures multicultural holiday celebration
Dec. 1, 8 p.m.: The Temple University Program Board is hosting its second annual holiday show. Voluntary donations will be accepted at the door, and proceeds will benefit Owlreach, a student organization on campus dedicated to community service. Owlreach will use the profits from the show to buy holiday gifts for less fortunate children in support of the Salvation Army. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Temple University Ambler, Learning Center auditorium.
Dec. 1 – 15: The School of Podiatric Medicine is collecting shoes for the homeless. Shoes will be donated to St. John’s Hospice.
Location: School of Podiatric Medicine, Foot and Ankle Institute, Eighth and Race streets, Philadelphia, Pa.
Concert for domestic abuse awareness
Dec. 1, 8 – 11 p.m.: Temple University Ambler’s Gamma Sigma Sigma sorority is hosting a concert to raise awareness of domestic abuse and to commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. All proceeds will support the efforts of local women’s shelters. There is no charge for the event, but monetary donations are encouraged. Event T-shirts will be sold for $10. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Location: Temple University Ambler, Bright Hall lounge.
Through Dec. 6: The Campus Recreation community service crew is sponsoring a clothing drive.
Location: Donation bins will be located at the IBC Student Recreation Center, the Student Pavilion, Pearson Hall pool and Campus Recreation’s main office at McGonigle Hall, suite 102.
Cell phone drive
Through Dec. 6: Campus Recreation is sponsoring a cell phone drive.
Location: Cell phones can be donated at the IBC Student Recreation Center and the Student Pavilion.
Through Dec. 6: The Society for Exceptional Educators at Temple University Ambler is sponsoring a food and essentials drive for the Indian Valley Opportunity Center. The mission of the center is to assist area residents who are having difficulty meeting basic needs and to facilitate access to other social services through information and referral. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Drop-off boxes located on Ambler Campus at Bright Hall, Widener Hall, Dixon Hall, West Hall and the East Residence Hall.
Through Dec. 7: Temple University Ambler’s Owl Ambassadors invite all students, faculty and staff to help support one of the largest hunger relief campaigns in the region. The ambassadors are collecting non-perishable food items for the 10th annual Camp Out for Hunger, which benefits Philabundance. Last year, the ambassadors donated over 200 pounds of food. This year, the goal is to collect 500 pounds of food. For more information, e-mail Rachel Oliver at email@example.com.
Location: Drop-off boxes located on Ambler Campus at West Hall, Bright Hall and the Learning Center.
Children’s holiday party
Through Dec. 9: The Department of Campus Safety Services seeks donations for its annual children’s party in Mitten Hall’s Great Court. Last year, Campus Safety Services raised enough money to provide toys, food, prizes and entertainment to more than 300 community children.
Location: Make checks payable to Campus Safety Services, 1101 W. Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19122.
Through Dec. 10: The Temple University Alumni Association is sponsoring a book drive to support the Temple University Partnership Schools.
Suggested books include: Everybody’s Revolution (Thomas Fleming), Alabama Moon (Watt Key), The Million Dollar Shot (Dan Gutman), Poppy (Avi), Runaway Wolf and Runaway Wolf Pups (Emily Costello), The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders (Jack Prelutsky), How to Eat Fried Worms (Thomas Rockwell), Crossing Jordan (Adrian Fogelin), Bark, George (Jules Feiffer), Bathtime for Biscuit (Alyssa Capucilli), Emma’s Yucky Brother (Jean Little), The Recess Queen (Alexis O’Neill), How Many Fish (Caron Lee Cohen), Amazing Animals (Betsy Franco), Dinosaurs Before Dark (Mary Pope Osborne), The Afterlife (Gary Soto), Blood Trail (Nancy Springer), The First Part Last and Heaven (Angela Johnson), Shadow of a Doubt (S. L. Rottman), Money Hungry (Sharon G. Flake), Iggie’s House (Judy Blume), Show Way (Jacqueline Woodson), The Glory Field (Walter Dean Myers), and Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express (Eleanor Coerr).
Location: Books can be delivered directly to the Alumni Association, Mitten Hall, 1913 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19122. Books can also be mailed to the Office of Partnership Schools, TUAA Book Project, 1509 Cecil B. Moore Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19121
“Operation Feed the Hungry 2006” food campaign
Through Dec. 18: Facilities Management is sponsoring a food drive to support local community groups. Donations of non-perishable food 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 4,216 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, Campus Safety Services 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.
- Leslie Saunders
For the Temple Times