- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
Class of 2018 Volunteer Service Projects
The students split up into separate groups and were responsible for many different activities including:
- packing boxes at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside
- assisting the staff at the Caldwell Public Library
- sorting donations at Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark
- prepping for visitors and organizing art supplies at the Essex County Environmental Center
- cleared classrooms and helped out at the day camp at Our Lady Help of Christians School in East Orange
- cleaned the animals’ living spaces at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter in East Hanover
- held a food collection for the Caldwell-West Essex Kiwanis to benefit area people in need
- assisted with the gardens at Roseland United Methodist Church
and Kingsland Manor, an historical site in Nutley
“It gave us an idea of what to look forward to
as we come to be a part of the family of Caldwell University,” Brady said.
Welcoming the new students, Blattner commented,
"Engaging in service projects is not only a way to feel good about yourself,
but also a way to give back to someone else.
That’s part of what we do here at Caldwell University.”
President Dr. Nancy H. Blattner
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Caldwell University is a private, Catholic coed four-year university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Caldwell offers 25 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs, including doctoral, master’s, certificate and certification programs, as well as online and distance learning options that prepare students for today's global marketplace. The university has 15 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities on a beautiful 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, New Jersey. Caldwell was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. Its core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life.