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Holiday Giving

Our Holiday Giving Has Started! 

If you are interested in working with Shepherd University to give back to our local community during the holiday season read the descriptions below of current programs you are able to participate in! If you would like to see flyers, or learn about our Campus Cares Competition click the button below and visit our CCC RamPulse page!

Holiday Giving

Thanksgiving Baskets: (October 15-November 15)

Shepherd University is teaming up with the Berkeley Senior Center to gather items for Thanksgiving Baskets to benefit seniors that are not able to get out or prepare a meal for the holiday. Gather dry goods, canned goods, and non-perishable food items fit for a delicious Thanksgiving Day dinner as listed on the grocery list. Grocery lists will be available in the Office of Student Engagement, or on the Campus Cares Competition, page, each October. For each donated Thanksgiving basket a $10 donation is requested to purchase a rotisserie chicken, and perishable items to prepare the dishes. The Office of Student Engagement will deliver the completed baskets to the senior center before Thanksgiving.

In 2017, we were able to donate 30 Thanksgiving baskets of food, rotisserie chickens and perishable items to Berkeley Senior Services.

Angel Tags: (November 1- December 7)

Children can be “adopted” from the Office of Student Engagement. Necessity items as well as a few wish list items will need to be purchased for each child.  These purchased gifts will be the only items this child receives over the holiday season so we request each item is purchased.  It is suggested that multiple individuals work together to purchase all items to limit the financial burden on a single person.

In 2017, we were able to donate gifts for 12 angel tags.  Needing clothing and toys were purchased for all children.

Holiday Stockings: (November 1- December 7

Check out an empty stocking and fill it to the top for a boy or girl from infants to 13 years old. Stuff these mesh stockings with toys, arts and crafts, toiletries items, candy, hats, gloves, etc.  Filled stockings should be labeled with the age group and gender clearly identified on the tag and returned to the Office of Student Engagement.

In 2017, we were able to collect stockings for 78 children.

Candy Cane Express: (November 1- December 7)

Donate new toys and supplies for children, Kindergarten- 5th Grade. Drop all unwrapped gifts off in the Student Center, Suite 216. All donated toys will be given to local children in need during the Holiday Season!

Operation Christmas Teen: (November 1- December 7)

Donate new toys and supplies for teens 13-18 years of age. Drop all unwrapped gifts off in the Student Center Suite 216. All donated toys will be given to local teens in need during the Holiday Season!