Charitable Drives

Campus Ministry coordinates three major charitable drives throughout the school year. Please see below for dates and information on the drives for the current school year.

FOOD DRIVE: SEPTEMBER 11-18, 2019

Drive Leaders: Mr. Stephen Deves, Ms. Julie Anderson, and the Freshman Pastoral Team.

The SLUH Food Drive is a school-wide event that this year is paired up with Mission Week. Each homeroom is assigned particular items. The food items and money that are collected are used to prepare predetermined meals for our Freshmen Service and Community Service (CSP) feeding shelter programs. We currently cook and serve meals at two programs through Peter & Paul Community Services: Peter & Paul's Emergency Men's Shelter in Soulard, Peter & Paul's permanent supportive housing at Garfield Place in Benton Park. If we receive more items than we need for our service cooking, donations will be distributed through programs including St. Louis Area Food Bank and Operation Food Search.

All Food Drive donations should be brought to homerooms. Click here to see the list of items assigned to each homeroom. Thank you in advance for your support of this important all-school drive!

DRIVE FOR THE HOMELESS: OCTOBER 23-30, 2019

Drive Leaders: Fr. Joseph Hill, SJ and the Junior Pastoral Team.

The SLUH Drive for the Homeless takes place October 23-30, 2019. The Junior Pastoral Team is leading this effort to help keep the men, women, and children most vulnerable in our city safe and warm this winter.

Items are donated to clients of the Xavier Winter Inn at the St. Louis University College Church and St. Louis Winter Outreach

We are collecting:

  • Blankets, quilts, and sleeping bags; 
  • New or gently worn winter scarves, hats, gloves;
  • New socks, men's and women's underwear, sports bras,
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorant in regular and travel sizes).
  • Cash/Check donations are especially appreciated. Checks should be made out to SLUH with "Drive for the Homeless" in the memo.

Donated items should be brought to the old cafeteria across from the Campus Ministry offices before school. Items are not collected in homerooms. Thank you for your support!!

 

Adopt-A-FAmily Drive: november 18 - December 6, 2019

Drive Leaders: Mrs. Simonie Anzalone, Mrs. Jorie O'Malley, and the Sophomore Pastoral Team.

In the spirit of Advent, SLUH partners with St. Francis Community Services Southside Adopt-A-Family Program to bring Christmas to those in need.  Our goal is to provide families with clothing, coats, toys and other necessities. In addition, we provide household essentials, grocery, gas, and Target gift cards. We encourage each person to sign up for one or more item(s). All items for this drive must be NEW.  Please include a gift receipt with all clothing and toy gifts and label gift cards with the $ amount. Please label the item(s) and gift cards with the "listed name, family letter/number, homeroom". Student homeroom representatives will bring the labeled items, gift cards, and collected money to the old cafeteria during homeroom beginning Monday, November 18, 2019. The last day for collection is Friday, December 6, 2019. 

We are challenging each student to contribute $5 of their own money to help offset the cost of grocery gift cards. This may also be brought to the old cafeteria.  If students are unable to make a monetary donation, they may volunteer in X2Vol or MobileServe to wrap presents or load gifts for delivery.

If you would like to further assist with the Adopt-A-Family drive, we are always in need of additional $25 Target gift cards. We look forward to working together as a community. Thank you very much!