November is one of our most exciting and busiest times of the year and Unified We Serve has two amazing projects with a long tradition here at CSUN!
The 9th Annual Campus Drive, our annual collection drive to benefit M.E.N.D. (Meet Each Need with Dignity), a nonprofit based out of Pacoima serving poverty level clients.
We will be collecting gently used coats, new socks and underwear and plastic ponchos from Oct. 29th through Nov. 16th to benefit M.E.N.D. homeless program.
University recognized clubs and organizations are encouraged to participate in this year’s competition! Recognized clubs/orgs with the most donations will be awarded the following and it will be deposited directly into the organizations AS account.
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100
*NEW Ponchos, socks and underwear will count as 1 point and USED coats in good condition with no stains or tears will count as 5 points.
Collection bins will placed in the locations below. If you are inclined to donate, please feel free to take your donations to any of this drop off locations around campus. Special donation collections will take place on Nov. 7th and Nov. 15th 10 am -2 pm at the Oviatt steps.
Donation bin locations:
- Sierra Hall (1st floor)
- Bayramian Hall
- Residential Life (Community Center)
- Matador Involvement Center (MIC)
- Special collections: Nov. 7th and Nov. 15th 10 am -2 pm at the Oviatt steps.
Adopt a family for the Thanksgiving Holiday! This program with M.E.N.D aims at providing underprivileged families with a meal for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We are recruiting teams to adopt a family and provide a basket of the necessary items to cook a meal for this holiday.
If you would like to participate in this project, you can form your own team and register to adopt a family. A family will be assigned to your team and you will have the opportunity to directly deliver the holiday basket! This is an amazing and rewarding opportunity!
Deadline to register to adopt a family for this amazing program is November 2nd at 4 p.m.
- Baskets will be for families of 4-5 members.
- We will provide you with a list of items to purchase for the holiday basket
- The estimated cost for the basket is $40-$50 dollars. This amount is only an estimate and can differ depending on where and when you shop. The number of members in your team will determine your individual contribution.
- Families will be assigned starting Nov. 13th and baskets will need to be delivered by no later than Tuesday, Nov. 18th.
- To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with "adopt a family" on the subject line.
For questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 818 677-5111.
Unified We Serve - The Volunteer Program at California State University, Northridge
Unified We Serve, the volunteer program at California State University, Northridge, is an opportunity offered by the Matador Involvement Center for students to participate in furthering their education through serving the community. Unified We Serve is a great avenue to begin the process of exploring your community and volunteer opportunities. Through volunteerism, you can expand and explore your interests and goals, learn and develop skills, and meet new people socially and professionally. As a volunteer you will gain the fulfillment of knowing that your time and energy will affect someone’s life.
Our Mission Statement: To unify students, faculty, staff, and community members together to provide the greatest amount of resources to better serve our community.
Our Objective: To advance and increase the number of CSUN volunteers committed to serving our community.
Our Values: Unified We Serve values inclusion in which all participants can take an active approach to creating solution-based practices. We value human-capital as our greatest asset in development of community projects to benefit our society. We value the interconnectedness of service, as the methodology for student development in which through the active practice of service, one gains as much as they give.
Our Belief: Unified We Serve believes that it is through connection and collaboration that we generate positive and productive change in our communities. Rather than serving in isolation of one another, by working together in service we can create sustainable results.
Every academic year Unified We Serve hosts two event categories:
Annual Events consist of events that take place at the same date and time every year. These events include:
- Campus Clothing & Food Drive
- AIDS Walk
- MEND Super Saturday
- Adopt-A-Family for Thanksgiving
- Cesar Chavez Service Fair
Theme Events consist of events that take place around the focus theme for the semester or year. These are events that include:
- Unified We Serve direct service events
- Unified We Serve simulations
- Club & Organization hosted events
- Faculty & Staff hosted events