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Seton Hall University

Special Events

ARC Carnivals

DOVE reaches out to the various organizations affiliated with the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC) and group homes throughout Essex County.  This night caters to guests with special needs, offering a night of carnival games, prizes, refreshments and music.Past themes have included Halloween, Valentine's and a Luau.

Seniors' Prom

Working with the seniors from Adopt a Grandparent, DOVE hosts an evening social with music provided by a DJ, refreshments and a chance to mingle with SHU volunteers.

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

A week devoted to advocacy and information about hunger and homelessness.  Past programs have included a Hunger Banquet, Faces of the Homeless Panel (young, homeless speakers invited from Covenant House), Food Weighing, Soup Kitchen and a Movie Night.

Food and Turkey Drive

As a part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month, DOVE coordinates a campus wide food drive. Items collected are donated to St. John's Soup Kitchen, Newark. 

Christmas Toy Drive / Toy Wrapping Party

Seton Hall students, faculty and staff have been committed to providing a memorable Christmas to over 200 children in need. Through the generosity of the Seton Hall community, gifts are collected, wrapped and shipped to both Appalachia and local families.

Servant Leader Awards

The Servant Leader Awards recognize students with a particular dedication to service; nominees go through an intensive application process and are selected by the Award Committee.

Releasing the DOVEs: Philadelphia

The Philadelphia service trip was created to address issues of hunger and poverty in our own country.  Students spend a weekend at the St. Francis Inn in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.  The Inn provides a restaurant-style soup kitchen to some of Philadelphia’s poorest residents.

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