Caldwell U’s Day of Volunteerism Gets Students Into Community

Caldwell University’s annual Day of Volunteerism will be held Friday, Sept. 29. On this day, classes are cancelled and students, faculty and staff go out to non-profits in Essex County and the state.  
The campus community will be volunteering at organizations including: The Community Foodbank of New Jersey, Hillside; The Caldwell Fire Department, The ARC of Essex County, Livingston, which provides comprehensive services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities;  The Caldwell Environmental Commission, Academy 360 Lower school, Verona, and Academy 360 Upper School, West Orange. The Film Academy, Livingston, a program for individual with autism spectrum disorder and related behavioral disabilities and Caring Closet in Madison. 
“Caldwell Day is a wonderful day when our Caldwell community comes together to live out the Dominican pillar of service and celebrate the witness of St. Martin de Porres, a Dominican saint, who modeled a life of service and love to all he encountered,” said Colleen O’Brien, director of campus ministry at Caldwell.  “This is not just a part of our call in being a Dominican university, but we also heed the call of Pope Francis in the way he encourages people of faith to go out and offer service and mercy to a world in need. Caldwell Day is an opportunity for us to put that into action.” 

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