Donation drives offer a unique opportunity for students to volunteer, help build community and reflect on their service experiences. The Office of Community Service invites students to live the mission of Salve Regina throughout the year by donating to these drives whenever possible.
"Stepping Out of Darkness" Pants Drive
Scheduled for January to March 2017, the drive will collected new and gently used pants for a nonprofit organization.
End-of-the-Year Yard Sale
Held in May, the end-of-the-year yard sale benefits the Office of Community Service's mission trips. Donations usually include unopened food, unopened hygiene products and toiletries, kitchen items, clothing, small appliances, lamps, shelves, fans, rugs, furniture and televisions.
"Feed-A-Family" Food Drive
Held in November, the Thanksgiving "Feed-A-Family" food drive collects non-perishable donations for Child & Family, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, the Refugee Dream Center, Saint Vincent's and the Salvation Army. All offices, departments, clubs, sports teams, campus houses, classes and organizations, along with any students who want to form a team on their own, are invited to participate.
The Angel Tree program benefits children in need through Child & Family, Community Baptist Church, the Confetti Foundation, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, the Salvation Army, the Women's Resource Center and the Tashirat Orphanage in Mexico. Tags on the Angel Trees list a child's name, age and wish. Donors are asked to choose a tag, purchase a gift and return it to the Office of Community Service. Trees are placed in McAuley Hall, McKillop Library, Mercy Center for Spiritual Life, Miley Hall, O'Hare Academic Building, Rodgers Recreation Center, Wakehurst and the Center for Adult Education in Warwick. The 2016 donation drive will run through Dec. 15.
Better World Books
Better World Books' textbook drives have raised millions of dollars for literacy and diverted millions of books from landfills. Salve Regina has participated in the program since 2011, donating more than 105 boxes of textbooks. Donation bins are placed around campus at the end of each semester.