Friday, October 3, 2014

Community Service with Hofstra Cares and the Office of Student Leadership and Activities!

Student groups, offices, and individuals in Hofstra’s community are continuously active in giving back through service trips/activities and fundraisers.  This semester the Office of Student Leadership and Activities has a plethora of service activities and opportunities to give back.  We encourage individuals, student groups, offices, and departments to join together to make a greater impact.

Hofstra Cares Service Projects—Each month OSLA selects an organization in the Long Island or New York communities to volunteer with; this semester there will be three opportunities. 

First, OSLA will join the organization Rebuilding Together NYC on Saturday, October 11th.  Participants will help to rehabilitate homes and revitalize communities to make them safe and healthy.  Sign Ups will be in OSLA, 260 Student Center beginning Monday, September 29th.  Spaces are limited, so sign up ahead of time.

Second, students will have an opportunity to participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday, October19th.  A bus will be provided for the first 40 students who sign up in OSLA, 260 Student Center.  This is a great opportunity for those who do not have transportation to the site to join their student organizations and other members of the Hofstra community who are walking that day.

Third, students can sign up to participate in a day of service at the Mary Brennan INN on Friday, November 14th.  Hofstra has partnered with the INN for many years and we are excited to bring more students to experience the service in our immediate community.  Spaces are limited, so please sign up in OSLA, SC 260 beginning October 29th.
For more information about the Hofstra Cares events contact

Socktober—Made famous by Kid President, Socktober is a month long collection of new socks which will be distributed to the homeless.  According to Kid President “There are 600,000 people without a home on any given night in the United States.  This October we want one million people to prove that even the smallest acts of love, like donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of the homeless!”  Donations will be distributed to NYC homeless during the Midnight Run as well as serve the patrons of the INN.  Bring your socks to 260 Student Center any day in the Month of October.
For more information about Socktober contact

Hunger Banquet—This annual program occurs near the holiday season and is an interactive program that addresses the issues and concerns of poverty.  Students who attend this banquet are asked to make a donation of canned goods which are donated to the Island Harvest.  Island Harvest serves the hunger relief in Long Island.  Students are asked to RSVP to the Hunger Banquet on Monday, November 17th by Wednesday, November 12th.
For more information about The Hunger Banquet contact

Midnight Run—Each year OSLA takes a small number of students into NYC as part of the Midnight Run.  During this time students will distribute food, clothing, and toiletries to the homeless in NYC.  This event takes place rain or shine and is open to students who attend the first Midnight Run interest meeting on Monday, October 6th at 3PM in SC 219. 
For more information about Midnight Run contact


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