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CMU’s commitment to service is never more clear than around the holidays. This year, students and departments came together to participate in multiple community-centered service projects.


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Giving back: charitable work ties CMU and community

CMU’s commitment to service is never more clear than around the holidays. This year, students and departments came together to participate in multiple community-centered service projects.

“There are several charitable efforts that occur on campus during the holiday season,” said CMU spokesperson Dana Nunn. Different clubs and organizations do food and clothing drives this time of year. It’s very much a part of the CMU culture to partner with the community for the benefit of both.”

The Monday before Thanksgiving, Sodexo Dining Services recruited a number of volunteers to cook and carve more than 100 turkeys and prepare enormous amounts of stuffing and gravy. The food was donated to the Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving Day Feast for those in need.

“I think it’s a wonderful thing,” says General Manager Joe Winegardner told KJCT. “At this time of the year we hear a lot about what the Salvation Army’s efforts are and … how we can provide a little help [to them].” Student ambassadors from the Admissions Office once again participated in the Adopt-A-Family Program, which provides holiday gifts for struggling families. The ambassadors encouraged departments, clubs and organizations to sponsor a family and fulfill their wish list. This year, CMU provided gifts for 30 families. More than 25 campus organizations participated.

Tomlinson Library’s long-standing mitten tree tradition continued this year, thanks to numerous contributions each winter by students, faculty and staff. The library donates the new or gently used mittens, scarves and hats to the Catholic Outreach to help the less fortunate.

Hamilton Recreation Center also got in on the community service act, running a clothing drive for kids in need. The Rec Center collected unused, unopened socks, pajamas and underwear for children of all sizes and ages. •

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