Ways to give during the 2006 holidays
Food and clothing drive
Nov. 16, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: In addition to collecting canned foods and winter clothing in the residence halls through Nov. 17, Jumpstart Temple University is collecting winter clothing, canned foods and other non-perishable food items at a booth in the Student Center. For more information, e-mail Jenira Duncan at email@example.com.
Location: Student Center atrium.
Host an international student for Thanksgiving
Deadline to sign up: Nov. 17: Planning on having a big Thanksgiving celebration? Consider sharing the holiday with an international student to help him or her learn about American culture and customs. If your family is willing to host an international student for Thanksgiving dinner, contact the Office of International Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and an application.
Nov. 17, 20 and 21: The College of Health Professions is accepting donations for Bethune Elementary School. Monetary donations and non-perishable food items are being accepted through Nov. 17. Frozen turkeys are being accepted through Nov. 20, and fresh turkeys are being accepted through Nov. 21.
Location: Contributions can be dropped off at Bethune Elementary School located at 3301 Old York Road or at Health Sciences Center, Jones Hall, room 407.
Through Nov. 20: Phi Beta Lambda of The Fox School of Business and Management is collecting non-perishable food donations to benefit Project H.O.M.E.’s turkey basket efforts for Thanksgiving. Project H.O.M.E. is a nonprofit organization that provides food and shelter for homeless and underprivileged families in Philadelphia.
Location: Speakman Hall, room 106.
Through Nov. 20, 2 p.m.: Students, faculty and staff are asked to donate frozen turkeys or monetary donations to help ensure a happy Thanksgiving meal for families in the community. Donations benefit the Mattie M. Dixon Community Cupboard in Ambler Borough. All donations of frozen turkeys should be made on Nov. 16, 17 and 20. Monetary donations—in the form of cash or grocery store vouchers—for the purchase of turkeys and other items essential to a Thanksgiving meal will be accepted through Nov. 20. Monetary donations are preferred to frozen turkey donations. For more information, call 267-468-8108.
Location: Temple University Ambler, Administration Building.
Through Nov. 20: In coordination with the Ambler Campus turkey drive, the Pi Phi sorority will also hold a non-perishable food drive. Suggested donations include canned fruits and vegetables, dessert mixes, cereal and other non-perishable items.
Location: Drop-off boxes will be located on the Ambler Campus in Bright Hall, West Hall and Widener Hall.
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 email@example.com.
Location: Drop-off boxes located on Ambler Campus at Bright Hall, Widener Hall, Dixon Hall, West Hall and the East Residence Hall.
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.
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 (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.