University of Nebraska Lincoln
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Operation Christmas Child

The UNL chapter got together to assemble boxes for Operation Christmas Child. This is an annual project put on by Samaritan’s Purse where groups and individuals fill shoeboxes with small gifts which are delivered to needy children all over the world. The UNL chapter members worked hard to make this project successful. (more…)

University of Akron
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Polar Express

Every year at Christmas time, the University of Akron Chapter volunteers for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s Polar Express. This is an event where childen can ride the train in their pajamas. They are told the Polar Express story while they enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. The train makes its way to the “North Pole” where SAL members had volunteered to dress up as elves and gingerbread men. (more…)

University of Nebraska Lincoln
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Canned Food Drive

At a recent meeting, UNL members brought canned goods for their canned food drive. All the goods collected were to be given to Matt Talbot Kitchen, a local food pantry. A guest speaker from Matt Talbot Kitchen came to talk to the group about “Huskers Helping the Homeless,” a fundraiser they were doing before a UNL football game. (more…)

Emporia State University
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80′s Dance Party and SPLASH – Canned Food Drives

Many SAL chapters will hold food drives throughout the semester, but the Emporia State University came up with creative and fun ways to raise canned goods. These two events were ways that both members and students could raise money and canned goods while having fun. (more…)

University of Alabama
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Disaster Relief Fund

Between April 25 and 28, an historic tornado outbreak took place across much of the Southern United States as well as parts of the Midwest and Northeast.  With over 300 confirmed tornadoes and 322 fatalities, the outbreak ranks as one of the worst in United States history.  One of the hardest hit areas was in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and in the direct vicinity of the University of Alabama.  In the days following the storms, members of the UA community and the local SAL chapter reached out and contributed in countless ways to assist the Tuscaloosa community and help with relief and recovery efforts. (more…)

Indiana University
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Bowling Social

In addition to service projects, meetings and fundraising, many SAL chapters will hold social events for members to have a chance to get to know each other. The Indiana University held a bowling social for their members. They met at the Indiana University Memorial Union Bowling Alley for pizza and bowling. This event took place during the week before finals, so it was a great way to take a break from studying and relax with friends. (more…)