The Giving Tree is an annual project that runs from September to December. It provides holiday gifts to over 200 underprivileged youth and adults in the area.
Trees are displayed around campus so that students and faculty can select an ornament listing a child's name and gift wish. Purchased gifts may be wrapped or unwrapped and brought to the CLE Office for distribution.
Our goal through this project is to provide local children with thoughtful gifts and get the students and faculty involved in the holiday gift-giving spirit.
If you are interested in helping this year, please contact us at 570-389-4354.
Empty Bowls is a hunger awareness event that benefits the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard.
Contact us at 570-389-4354 for more information.Bloomsburg Food Cupboard
Kids Fun is a free annual carnival for local children held at the Nelson Field House in late Winter. Student organizations set up theme related booths to provide the children with games & crafts.
Contact us at 570-389-4354 for more information.
SHARE (Students Helping Adolescents Reach Excellence) is a student initiated and run program. SHARE links Bloomsburg University volunteers to local elementary, middle, and high school students. There are currently ten area schools enrolled in the SHARE program including eight elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The mentees are students who have shown need socially and/or academically. It is a win-win situation for both student and mentor because the student receives one-on-one guidance while the mentor gains hands-on volunteer experience. Education majors gain valuable hands-on experience working with children. As mentors, the time they spend with the children allows them to see the theories they have learned in the classroom put into practice. Students become more adept at communicating and relating to children. In some cases, the SHARE experience has helped students solidify themselves as educators or to choose a career path that better fits their skills or interest.
HELP WANTED The SHARE Program is looking to hire site coordinators to drive CGA vans to each of the tutoring sites. Interested candidates must be 21 years old to drive and qualify for work study. Stop by the CLE Office in the Northumberland Hall, Basement Floor or call 570-389-4354.