Last year 2,500 students, faculty and staff volunteered more than 50,000 hours of service in the community一道本不卡免费高清 through opportunities such as academic mentoring and tutoring in the Bridgeport Public Schools, programs such as CURTIS Week, Community Connections and Habitat for Humanity
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一道本不卡免费高清For nine years, Sacred Heart University has been raising money to purchase Thanksgiving turkeys for the needy. This year, with the help of motivated students and community members and generous donors, the University exceeded its fundraising goal and purchased 1,300 turkeys, a record-breaking amount. In the weeks leading up to the annual distribution event at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Bridgeport, volunteer programs & service learning (VPSL) and campus ministry held a food drive and student government conducted a turkey drive. At the end of the food drive, more than 1,000 items were collected and, in part, because of a generous partnership with Harry Garafalo ’80 and the ShopRite of Milford, student government surpassed its target of 700 turkeys by 600. The ShopRite of Milford became SHU’s official turkey drive supplier, providing turkeys to the students below cost in order to have a greater impact this Thanksgiving.
For many Sacred Heart University students, summer break hasn’t been about sleeping in and going to the beach. Rather, it has meant helping others and making connections with new people. One student group worked with the Bridgeport-based nonprofit organization Simply Smiles, volunteering with the Lakota people at the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation near La Plant, SD. Another group partnered with Guatemala university students to work on public health initiatives there and in Bridgeport.
The Sacred Heart University community recently raised approximately $13,000 at its 11th annual Relay for Life fundraiser. The walk-a-thon, which took place at the University’s William H. Pitt Center track, generated the money for the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research and assist patients and caregivers. The event also celebrated cancer survivors.