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Our Campus Cares

 The Office of Student Affairs and Student Community Services has developed a new and exciting opportunity to unite our campus. Our Campus Cares is a new initiative that encompasses the former Campus Cares Competition. Shepherd University has a culture of giving and helping our fellow Rams and community excel. In recognition of this, the Our Campus Cares (OCC) initiative will not include points or competition of any kind! We welcome and encourage team, individual, and departmental participation.

You will see many of the same events from the Campus Cares Competition included in the Our Campus Cares initiative. The objective of the OCC is to help our campus and local community thrive! You will also find information on special events that will encourage employees and students to come together in Ram spirit! Students and employees will be eligible to earn service hours by participating in OCC service events.

Our Mission:

“The Our Campus Cares initiative strives to include all Shepherd students and employees in fun, equal opportunity events. Shepherd University has a history of supporting fellow Rams and the local community. The OCC will continue this tradition by offering service-based events and promoting comradery among our campus community without competition. As a united campus, we can make a difference in the lives of others.”

See more information, including events, visit the Our Campus Cares RamPulse page.

Our Campus Cares Initiatives:

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

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. _______________________________________________________________

Thanksgiving Baskets

Starts on October 17, 2022 | Due by November 14, 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

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Salvation Army Stockings

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

Stockings can be picked up in the Student Affairs Administrative Office, Student Center, Suite 216 and will be labeled with items needed.

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Salvation Army Angel Tags

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

Angel Tags can be picked up in the Student Affairs Administrative Office, Student Center, Suite 216 and will be labeled with items needed.

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Toys for Joys

Starts on November 7, 2022 | Due by December 1, 2022

Items needed: unwrapped, new gifts for children ages 4-19 (toys, purses, games, art sets, bikes, etc.)

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Winter Food Baskets

Starts on November 7, 2022 | Due by December 1, 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

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Alternative Spring Break Care Packages

Start on February 1, 2023 | Due by March 1, 2023

Items needed:

DRINKS FOOD WORK MATERIALS MISC. ITEMS
Case(s) of Water Breakfast Items (granola bars, pop tarts, etc) Pair of Work Gloves Reusable water bottles
Case(s) of soda or sparkling water Lunch items (snack size chip bags, fruit roll ups, fruit snacks, etc.) Work Masks Bug Spray & Sun tan lotion
Breakfast Juices Homemade food items First Aid kits Gift cards to grocery stores
Drink mixes First Aid materials