It’s the Season of Giving

From Thanksgiving to Hanukah to Christmas to so much more, the holidays have finally graced us with their presence!

But aside from all of the glitz and glam of the holiday season, it’s important not to forget what the core of these special days really means for everyone.  It’s the time to really care and show your love for those around you.  It’s the season of giving.


So before you make your wish list of what flashy and expensively extravagant gift you just can’t wait to have, let’s take a moment to actually appreciate what you already have.  Sometimes life can just get carried away and you seem to forget how lucky most of us all are.  We seem to forget that the holidays aren’t about gifts and shopping and parties, though advertisements seem to think otherwise.  We have to always remember that the holidays are all about giving, not just to friends and family, but to everyone.

Starting Saturday November 16th, Salem State will be providing its students many opportunities to get involved on campus and help give back to its community.

Saturday November 16:

  • SSU Community Service Day. It’s a day full of volunteering and giving back to local organizations from 10am to 2pm with transportation, lunch, and a t-shirt provided! Check-in will be on Central Campus in the Classroom Building (Bertolon) Cafe at 9:30am. For more information or to sign up by November 11, email! Also, remember to visit for updates on what projects are available for community service day!

Monday November 18:

  • Hannah Brencher: Writer. Millennial Communications Expert. Founder of
    Meet and listen to the words of wisdom from the woman who helped bring people together through the simple process of writing a letter this Monday November 18 at 11 am at The Underground!
  • From November 18-22, Salem State will be holding its Annual Holiday Food Drive with Haven From Hunger, sponsored by Salem State University Preschool Program and SGA Civic Engagement Committee.There will be boxes all over campus next week and in residence halls collecting food items such as cereal, tuna fish, canned soup, and so much more.

    Be a part of the Haven From Hunger mission and help to provide food to nearly 200 people a week in Salem and Peabody.

Wednesday November 20:

  • Help build homes with habitat for Humanity & SSU Community Service Group in the Kansas City, Missouri area this Spring Break! Attend the following meetings for more information on the trip that could change the lives of others!Wed. November 20: 6pm in ECC Room 220B
    Mon. November 25: 4:30pm in ECC Underground
    Tues. December 3: 5:30pm in ECC Room 220B

    Can’t make one of the meetings? Email for details

There will be many more opportunities coming your way to get involved on campus and help give back to the community during this holiday season and even beyond that.

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