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Holiday giving opportunities on our three campuses

Dec 12, 2016

The holiday season is here and the spirit of giving is alive throughout the University community. There are many ways to help those in need and make a difference in our communities, as organizations and groups throughout the university are coordinating outreach efforts. Here are giving opportunities to help make a difference for someone this holiday season:

Pacific Food Pantry donations - Stockton | Nov 19 - Dec 16
The collection box for the Pacific Food Pantry is located in The Grove. The Mailroom staff will deliver items directly to the pantry from any office. The Pacific Food Pantry supports students, staff and faculty.
Contact Liz Thompson at 209-946-3006 or

Men's and Women's Basketball Holiday Toy Drive | Dec. 17 and Dec. 19
Holiday game nights for men's basketball will be Dec. 17 and for women's basketball will be Dec. 19. Bring an unwrapped toy to the game and receive free admission. Gifts will be distributed children in need through a local charitable organization.

United Way coat, blanket and sock drive | Dec. 14
The United Way will be distributing the coats, blankets and socks to nearly 3,000 of our community's most needy on Saturday, Dec. 17, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Stockton Arena while supplies last. Those who would like help with this outreach may drop-off new and gently used coats, new and gently used blankets, and/or new socks in the Office of the Division of Student Life in Hand Hall, Suite 135, by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. For questions, contact Denia Andersen or call 209.946.2365.

giving treeGiving Trees - San Francisco | Dec. 1 - 31
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's Employee Volunteer Opportunities Committee (EVOC) is organizing "giving trees" in December. Students, faculty, staff and guests at the school's holiday party are encouraged to donate small gifts and non-perishable food items for children and families, animals and the underserved. Items will be donated to One Warm Coat, SF Animal Care & Control and the SF-Marin Food Bank.
Contact Jennifer McGlothlin at

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