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Our Campus Cares

Student Affairs and Student Community Services  developed a new and exciting opportunity to unite our campus. The objective of Our Campus Cares is to help our campus and local community thrive! The 2022-2023 chosen initiatives are listed at the bottom of this page. Students and employees are eligible to earn service hours by participating in OCC service initiatives.

Our Mission:

“The Our Campus Cares initiative strives to include all Shepherd students and employees in an effort to give back to the local community and fellow rams. The OCC initiative will continue Shepherd’s tradition of service by uniting together for specific causes each semester. As a unified campus, we can make a difference in the lives of others”

Our Campus Cares Initiatives:

If you would like to participate, please reach out to Student Community Services by either emailing studentcommunityservice@shepherd.edu or call 304-876-5035. All donations should be delivered to the Student Affairs Administrative Office, Student Center, Suite 216. Please label all donations with inventory and initiative it is supporting.

If you would like to give a monetary donation to any of these initiatives, you may do so by:

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Thanksgiving Baskets 

Benefiting Berkeley County Senior Services

Starts on November 1, 2022 | Due by November 16, 2022

Items needed:

1 box of stuffing 1 box / pouch of instant mashed potatoes
2 cans / jars of gravy 2 cans of green beans
2 cans of corn 1 can of cranberry sauce
Instant / readymade pudding / Jell-o or canned fruit $10.00 for a chicken to be purchased

Donations should be dropped off at the Student Center, Suite 216.

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Salvation Army Stockings

Benefiting the Salvation Army in Martinsburg

Starts on November 1, 2022 | Due by December 9, 2022

To spread joy to a child under the age of 12 by filling a stocking full of goodies, you can:

Stockings can be picked up and returned to the Student Affairs Administrative Office, Student Center, Suite 216. Please provide a list of the items within the stocking.

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Salvation Army Angel Tags

Benefiting the Salvation Army in Martinsburg

Starts on November 1, 2022 | Due by December 9, 2022

To make a child’s holiday a memorable one, you can:

Angel Tags can be picked up and dropped off at the Student Affairs Administrative Office, Student Center, Suite 216.

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Winter Food Baskets

Benefiting Berkeley County Senior Services

Starts on November 7, 2022 | Due by December 9, 2022

Items needed:

1 box of stuffing 1 box / pouch of instant mashed potatoes
2 cans / jars of gravy 2 cans of green beans
2 cans of corn 1 can of cranberry sauce
Instant / readymade pudding / Jell-o or canned fruit $10.00 for a chicken to be purchased

Donations should be dropped off at the Student Center, Suite 216.

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Toy Drive

Starts on November 14, 2022 | Due by December 9, 2022

This year, we are supporting a local initiative to collect toys for a low income neighborhood in Jefferson County. Unfortunately, many of our communities are not reached through national agencies collecting toys for the holidays. Shepherd University’s Student Community Service, Danielle French (Shepherd University student), and the Covenant Church of Shepherdstown will be collecting toys for 106 children ranging from newborn to age 17. Below you will find a breakdown of the children’s ages and how many children in each age group. Bring your unwrapped toy to the Student Center, Suite 216.

Ages 0-2 (22)
Ages 3-4 (13)
Ages 5-6 (14)
Ages 7-8 (13)
Ages 9-10 (14)
Ages 11-12 (15)
Ages 13-14 (8)
Ages 5-17 (7)

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Children’s Supply Drive

Benefiting Children’s Home Society of West Virginia

Starts on February 1, 2023 | Due by March 10, 2023

Items needed:

School Supplies Hygiene products (men, woman, children, baby)  Diapers
Canned Food Feminine hygiene products  Wipes

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Learn more about each event by visiting the Our Campus Cares RamPulse page.