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Tis the Season to Give Back

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From an adopt a family holiday drive to helping families who suffer from domestic violence to toy drives for children in need to pictures with Santa to benefit children with autism, the Pace Community is bringing hope and heart to the holiday season.

Adopt a Family Holiday Drive: Hope's Door (PLV)
through December 4
Pace University is teaming up with Hope's Door for the Adopt a Family Holiday Drive. Hope's Door is an organization that seeks to end domestic violence and they are looking for people, like yourself, to adopt a family that has suffered or is suffering from domestic violence and get them gifts for the holidays. Participants will be matched with a family, depending on your family size preference, and will be asked to purchase gifts for each family member. Once matched, you must buy, wrap, properly label, and bring all the gifts to the PLV Holiday Party on December 4 at 3:00 p.m. in the Kessel Student Center. There is a minimum of $15 for each family member. Learn more or register now.

Toy Drive (PLV)
through December 10 

Bring joy to someone’s holiday season. Career Services is sponsoring a toy drive to help Open Door Foundation, which collects and distributes toys for children from families of less fortunate means to ensure each child receives a brand new toy or gift. From Play-Doh to LEGO, Hot Wheels to whatever Frozen toy is left on the shelves, help meet this year’s goal of 2,500 brand new toys for children ages newborn to 14 years old. All toys are distributed to the young patients of Open Door Family Medical Centers. Bring donations to Gannet House or Kessel Suite 200. For toy suggestions, click here. Every toy counts! For more information, contact Bless Vaidian at (914) 773-3415.

Volunteer at New York Common Pantry (NYC)
Friday, November 20 | 8:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 

Spend a Friday morning volunteering with the CCAR at New York Common Pantry! Without the dedication and tireless enthusiasm of volunteers, NYCP could not provide their services. CCAR will be volunteering with NYCP's Choice Pantry program, packing and distributing nutritious and free groceries to low-income families. Register here.

ALS 93 Days of Xmas Party (PLV)

Monday, November 23 | 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Setters Café
Join the sisters of Alpha Lambda Sigma for a night of holiday fun. Take a picture with Santa and enter for a chance to win a Christmas survival basket. Admission is free with a toy for their Toy Drive below. 

ALS Holiday Toy Drive
November 30–December 14 | Kessel Student Open Space
Help the sisters of Alpha Lambda Sigma provide Christmas to families in need! Put a gift or toy in the collection boxes through December 14.

Pictures with Santa (PLV)
Monday, November 30 | 11:00 a.m.–1:20 p.m. | Setters Café
Say Santa! Get in the holiday spirit and help Alpha Chi Rho kickoff their philanthropy campaign at the third annual Pictures with Santa event. For $3 each, a student can take up to five photos with Santa and his elves. All proceeds will go to a local organization that specializes in the therapy of children with autism.

Hope for the Holidays (PLV)
Sunday, December 6 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
It’s time to serve up some holiday cheer to the children of the Pleasantville Cottage School, a residential treatment center which cares for emotionally troubled kids, when they visit PLV for Residence Hall Association’s annual event. The school children will take part in a ton of holiday food, fun, and games, and receive presents.