The Springfield College Leadership Training Conference (LTC) student organization led a community outreach program that collected food, clothing, and school supplies for local nonprofit organizations and schools to support the global initiative #GivingTuesday on Dec. 2.
Residence hall directors assisted with collection efforts on the campus. International Hall students gathered items for U.S. military personnel overseas, blankets were made and donated to local homeless shelters by residents of Abbey-Appleton Hall, and cans and bottles were collected by residents of the Senior Suites and Townhouses with proceeds benefitting the Springfield College alternative spring break programs and the Springfield College Adopt a Family program.
Springfield College campus community members also participated in #GivingTuesday by writing thank you notes to fellow students and faculty and staff members, as well as playing an online game that donated rice to support the United Nations World Food Program through freerice.com.
Members of the campus community dropped goods off at multiple sites on the campus, including the Flynn Campus Union, Wellness & Recreation Center, Cheney Hall, Locklin Hall, Blake Hall, Health and Sciences Center, and the Administration Building.
#GivingTuesday is a global movement that encourages individuals to give back to their local community and celebrate generosity. For more information, visit givingtuesday.org, follow the Springfield College efforts on Twitter at @SCGivingTue, or utilize the social media hashtag #givingtuesday.
Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide for the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy—educating students in spirit, mind and body for leadership in service to others. With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities. The college offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. It also offers doctoral programs in physical education, physical therapy, and counseling psychology. The college is ranked in the 2015 edition of “Best Colleges” in the top tier of “Best Regional Universities – North Region” by U.S.News & World Report, and is designated as a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA. More than 5,000 traditional, nontraditional and international students study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its School of Human Services campuses across the country.