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A Tradition of Giving: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Update and Noble November

NJIT’s student organizations have rallied once again for their annual Noble November activities to raise awareness of those in need, and to offer support by collecting various types of donations.

“Our student organizations participate individually in community service events all year long, but come November, they pull together to increase their impact,” said Donna Minnich Spuhler, director of the Campus Center.

Members of the NJIT community can participate by supporting this year’s activities, which include the following:

Highlanders Helping Haiyan Victims: Members of the Filipino Student Association (FSA), many of whom have families in the Philippines that have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, have collected almost $1,000 for UNICEF. In addition, all funds from the FSA’s annual “Reign or Shine” hip-hop dance event on November 24, 2013 will be donated to the American Red Cross.  

Noble November Food Drive: The Student Senate and their student clubs are collecting non-perishable food items for the New Jersey Food Bank through December 2, 2013.  Collection boxes are located throughout campus or donations can be dropped off in the Student Senate Office, located in the Campus Center (fourth floor).

Coat/Warm Clothing Drive: Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity is collecting new and gently used warm clothing to donate to local shelters. Clothing can be dropped off in the large bins located in the Campus Center through December 2, 2013. 

November: Kappa Xi Kappa Fraternity has been collecting donations throughout campus and raising awareness about men’s health issues by supporting the national “No Shave November” initiative. The final charity banquet was held on November 21, 2013 in the Campus Center.

Habitat for Humanity: NJIT’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity and Alpha Sigma Tau (AST) sorority both organized charity dinners to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. 

Better World Books Drive: Gently used books can be dropped off in the Campus Center to help support literacy programs in the United States. 

Operation Shoe Box: The Interfraternity/Sorority Council (IFSC) is collecting small snack and hygiene items for US troops stationed abroad. Items can be dropped off in the Campus Center.

Toys for Tots: The IFSC will be collecting new and gently used toys in the Campus Center from December 2-16, 2013. New, unwrapped toys will be sent to Toys for Tots, while gently used toys will be donated to a local school.

For more information about supporting these initiatives, please contact Campus Center Director Donna Minnich Spuhler at minnich@njit.edu.