As Falvey’s Cat in the Stax, Rebecca writes articles covering a broad range of topics, from academics to hobbies to random events. All the while highlighting how Falvey Library can enhance your Villanova experience!
Villanova’s Day of Service occurred this past Saturday. This annual event is organized in honor of the University’s patron saint, St. Thomas of Villanova, who was known for being charitable to the poor and marginalized. Each year, over 5,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni,and their families work with neighborhood agencies to perform acts of service throughout Greater Philadelphia.
If you missed this year’s Day of Service, don’t fret! There are still plenty of volunteer opportunities you can engage in throughout the year. Two upcoming events you can volunteer for are The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival (Nov. 3-5) and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (Jan. 15, 2024). Register for these events today!
Also be on the lookout for the Holiday Outreach Programs when they come around. Campus Ministry hosts a Thanksgiving Drive in November which involves delivering Thanksgiving meals to families in need. Volunteers are needed to help collect and deliver donations. In December, a Christmas Outreach provides multiple options to give to others. You could “adopt a family” though Villanova’s partnership with North Light Community Center, donate gift cards or contribute to Amazon Wishlists, support a toy drive, or help deliver gifts.
Villanova provides many chances to get involved in the surrounding community and make a difference in the lives of others. Please consider donating some of your time this semester to helping those in need. You generosity truly makes a difference!
Rebecca Amrick is a first year graduate student in the English Department and a Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.