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.
DRIVE FOR THE HOMELESS: OCTOBER 4-10, 2017
The SLUH Drive for the Homeless takes place October 4-10, 2017. The Senior Pastoral Team is leading this effort to help keep the men, women, and children most vulnerable in our city safe and warm this winter.
New or gently worn winter scarves, hats, gloves, sweatpants, yoga pants, sweatshirts, quilts, and blankets as well as new socks, men's and women's underwear, sports bras, and 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.
Items are donated to clients of the Xavier Winter Emergency Shelter at the St. Louis University College Church, St. Louis Winter Outreach when the temperature falls below 20 degrees, and the Queen of Peace Center. Donated items should be brought to the old cafeteria across from the Campus Ministry offices before school. Items are not collected in homerooms.
Drive Leaders: Ms. Meg Beugg (email@example.com) and the Senior Pastoral Team.
Adopt-A-FAmily Drive: november 27 - December 8, 2017
The SLUH Adopt-A-Family Drive is a school wide program that takes place during the Advent season. In the spirit of Advent, NEW toiletries, household items, clothing, and gifts are collected in homerooms to support families in need in South St. Louis City. Each homeroom receives a family or families with specific needs. The items are wrapped at school and delivered to clients of St. Francis Community Services Southside. Please use the sign-up genius link sent to you for your homeroom to sign up for particular items. Wrapping dates are Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12. Loading and delivery takes places after school on Friday, December 15. Students are also invited to participate in the wrapping and loading & delivery.
FOOD DRIVE: February 19-23, 2018
The SLUH Food Drive is a school-wide event that this year is paired up with Mission Week in the season of Lent. 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 three shelters: Peter & Paul Emergency Shelter in Soulard, Safe Haven in Benton Park, and Karen House Catholic Worker in North St. Louis City. All items should be brought to homerooms. When it becomes available, a complete list of specific homeroom items requested will be posted here. Thank you in advance for your support of this important all-school drive!
Drive Leaders: Mr. Nick Ehlman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Freshman Pastoral Team.