DOROTHY DAY CENTER
FOR SERVICE AND JUSTICE
The Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice is grounded in the Jesuit philosophy of homines pro aliis, men and women for others. We work to create mutually beneficial relationships rooted in a respect for the dignity of allpersons. At Fordham, we want our students to reach their full potential of mind and heart beyond the self by serving in and learning from our surrounding communities. We provide our students with the tools to explore their experiences together connecting service, justice, community and spirituality. By encouraging our students to engage in praxis -an ongoing process of action and reflection- we are able to support and challenge them to fully engage in and learn from their experiences. Seeking the faith that does justice, we encourage our students to use their two feet of social action, learning solidarity through serving directly and seeking social change. At Fordham, we recognize our responsibility to the community in which we are established and to which we are connected. We serve as a liaison between the Fordham community and the local community offering a variety of University resources and access to support the exceptional work of our community partners.
*The devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy is continually being assessed. We will update this site with information as it becomes available. Be sure to check back regularly.
Projects During Winter Break
Emergency Disaster Relief Food-Stamp Canvassing Program!
Volunteers are urgently needed to help us distribute time-sensitive information on disaster relief food stamp supportthis weekend for victims of Hurricane Sandy! This federal support will be open to needy families and individuals for ONLY SEVEN DAYS – so we are canvassing right now! From Saturday December 13 to Tuesday December 18, help us provideholiday food security for the 30,000 disaster victims estimated to qualify. SIGN UP HERE!
HIGH-NEED: “Meals for Minds” in Staten Island!
On December 20th, join us for this direct-service opportunity to help children and families directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy! Our Meals for Minds project in Staten Island is a monthly mobile school food pantry, where the Food Bank provides 30 pounds of food to each child – enough for 25 holiday meals! Volunteers are needed to sort, pack, and provide food bags directly to famillies in need. SIGN UP HERE!
NEW: Holiday Cards Help!
Food Bank For New York City is able to be there for all New Yorkers because of its network of agencies, partners and donors. Join us to help send holiday cards to our 2013 supporters and partners! SIGN UP HERE!
NEW: Holiday Meals from our Community Kitchen!
Help the Food Bank For New York City distribute hot meals to victims of Hurricane Sandy this Christmas Eve! We are also opening our Community Kitchen for extended hours for the holidays – FridayDecember 21 and Saturday December 22. To help us provide hot meals to hungry New Yorkers this holiday. Check our calendar for updates!
SANDY RELIEF OPPORTUNITIES
Emergency Disaster Relief Mobile School Pantry
We’ve had an outstanding turnout for our School Pantries last week, providing food to over 800 students in disaster-hit areas! The Food Bank continues to mobilize volunteers to help with this urgent program. On December 19th, our Emergency Disaster Relief Mobile School Pantries will be providing food and provisions at TWO public schools in Far Rockaway that were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. 30 volunteers are needed at each site. SIGN UP HERE!
We are also continuing to provide our ongoing programs, delivering thousands of meals to hungry New Yorkers every day:
How can you help?
Volunteers are desperately needed at several locations all across the New York City area. Please continuously check this homepage to find the most updated information about volunteer opportunities in our communities.
Thank to for all students, faculty and staff who have already contributed countless hours to hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Donation Collection: Donation of goods continue to be collected in McGinley Lobby for community partners in the greater NYC area.
Contact: 718-817-4510, email@example.com or visit us in McGinley 101.
Schedule for Service Days in The Far Rockaways
Pick a Saturday to Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Breezy Point, Far Rockaway!
Habitat for Humanity Project: Breezy Point, Far Rockaway
Assisting families sort through damaged goods and gutting homes.
7:30am-4:30pm (limited number of volunteer spots available)
To sign up, please register Here...
For any questions,contact: 718-817-4510, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Dorothy Day Center at Rose Hill in McGinley 101.
If you are seeking other volunteer opportunities, please visit the following links:
NYC Service: To recieve updates for relief effort related volunteer opportunities, register at the following link-http://www.nycservice.org/
New York Cares: Sign up here to learn about group volunteer projects connectedto hurricane sandy relief-
NYC Parks Department Clean Up Efforts: click hereto register