NRHH is planning lots of great service events this year! We've already kicked off one initiative, "Birthday Mail." This is an event through DoSomething.org where assembly members made birthday cards for homeless teens. We will be sending out the cards to local shelters soon.
We have lots of other events planned, so check back often to see specific dates and more information! For now, here is a list of initiatives in the works:
Emerson Halloween, October 27th
Ithaca College staff and faculty members are invited to bring their children to trick-o-treat around a residence hall, Emerson Hall, on campus. Organizations provide Halloween crafts for the children to do in between getting pounds of candy! NRHH has been a part of this event for the past three years and are happy to continue our participation!
Spooky Science at the Ithaca Children's Science Center, October (Date TBA)
Members of NRHH will go to the Sciencenter and volunteer for this event. Volunteers will help children do educational crafts and help with set-up. Children of all ages from the Ithaca community come to have fun at this event. Everybody dresses up in costumes and has a great time!
Pray for Coop, Ongoing
Cooper Levine is a first year resident on IC's campus who has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia. He has been given very good odds to overcome this trial given his age and the type of Leukemia but there is no guarantee he will be back this year to return to the community. A floor has banded together to start a campaign to make sure they can help him and his family make it through this in any way they can, starting by raising money that is being directly donated to the Levine family. They are selling t-shirts that say "#Pray4Coop" to raise money and awareness. NRHH is helping in any way they can, starting with helping t-shirt sales.
Service Saturday, Exact Date TBA
NRHH is pairing up with the Service Saturdays initiative at IC to volunteer on Saturday in November. Official details are to come, but we are very excited to partner with this group.
Adopt a Family
NRHH hopes to be able to "adopt" a family in need this holiday season by providing presents to make for a happy holiday.
Past events we may do again:
Hall Wars Food Drive and Hurricane Sandy Relief Meal Sign Away
NRHH and RHA got together in 2012 to put on a food drive. It was a competition between the residence halls that got as many non-perishable foods as possible to donate. The residence hall that brings in the most food won a prize. We hope to do this again this semester.
Zumbathon at Ithaca College
The Ithaca College Zumba Fitness instructors team up with IC Fit to host their semi-annual Zumbathon. Last year, the Zumbathon focused their initiatives on Ithaca's Friendship Center by taking donations of food, clothing, hygiene products and money. NRHH went last year to support this cause and our members in this project by participating as an organization.