As we all know, the holidays are quickly approaching. I believe a majority of people lose sight of what the holidays are truly about, especially Thanksgiving. Yes, we all love receiving an abundance of designer clothes, handbags, shoes, jewelry and other gifts that break the bank. What about those less fortunate who do not have a job and cannot afford to put food on the table, let alone buy presents for their families?
For the second year, The First Year Service Project, which is part of Monmouth University, is collecting money to feed families in the area for Thanksgiving. Students, campus organizations, faculty members, residence halls, etc. are encouraged to donate money to help feed those in need. $33.08 will feed a family of four a Thanksgiving dinner with the works. Donations can be made in cash or check, and they can be dropped off in Student Services, which is located on the second floor of RSSC. Receipts will be provided for tax purposes. Money that is collected will be used to purchase food that will be donated to Long Branch’s Middle School food drive.
Please consider donating money to this wonderful cause. When you think about it, $33.08 is a nominal amount of money to contribute to help make someone’s holiday extremely special. If you wish to reach out to those in need, you can also volunteer at a local soup kitchen. Help change a life one community member at a time.
For more information, please contact Susan Damaschke, Coordinator of First Year Student Retention at firstname.lastname@example.org; 732-571-3590