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Community Outreach: students
Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services

Annual Programs

Midnight Run

Every semester the office hosts a Midnight Run service trip, in which student volunteers collect and distribute clothing, toiletry kits, and meals to the homeless community of New York City.

The Midnight Run organization is a non profit that coordinates over a thousand "runs" throughout the year to offer these necessities to those in need. Their goal is not only to provide individuals with these goods, but to create a bond between the housed and the homeless by fostering an environment of awareness, generosity, and compassion.

For more information or to sign up to participate in Midnight Run, please visit the Office of Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach (Student Center, 221) or email us at CommunityOutreach@hofstra.edu.

Pride and Plant

Every year in early spring, students help beautify the community by planting flowers for senior citizens of Hempstead and Uniondale. The flowers are planted in either the front or back yard of community members' homes. No prior gardening experience is needed.

For more information or to sign up to participate in Pride and Plant, please visit the Office of Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach (Student Center, 221) or email us at CommunityOutreach@hofstra.edu.

Shake-A-Rake

Every fall, Hofstra students assist local community members by offering to rake lawns in preparation for the winter. Since the program began in 2010, it has grown to include over 500 volunteers from over 30 student organizations, assisting over 50 households to rake up leaves each year.

For more information or to sign up to participate in Shake-A-Rake, please visit the Office of Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach (Student Center, 221) or email us at CommunityOutreach@hofstra.edu.

Fulton Manor Clothing and Toy Drive

Every holiday season, the Office of Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach works with the Hempstead Fulton Manor to make sure that children have gifts during the holiday season. Each participant gives their child one toy and one practical item, such as a scarf, hat , gloves, etc. These gifts are then delivered with the help of the Commuting Student Association. All members of the Hofstra community are welcome to participate in this service opportunity.

For more information or to sign up to participate in the Fulton Manor Clothing and Toy Drive, please visit the Office of Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach (Student Center, 221) or email us at CommunityOutreach@hofstra.edu.

Mary Brennan Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) Soup Kitchen

Every semester Hofstra students are encouraged to give the gift of a hot meal to the patrons of the Mary Brennan INN Soup Kitchen. Students will also be assisting with stocking the food pantry and sorting through clothing donations.

The Mary Brennan INN is the largest soup kitchen on Long Island and serves over 62,000 meals annually. The kitchen is open on weekdays, and a food pantry is available on the weekend. The Mary Brennan INN does not ask any questions of the patrons, guaranteeing a hot, nutritious 5-course meal to anyone who walks through their doors.

For more information or to sign up to participate at the Mary Brennan INN Soup Kitchen, please visit the Office of Commuting Student Services and Community Outreach (Student Center, 221) or email us at CommunityOutreach@hofstra.edu.


Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services