Molloy Students Give Back to the Community

Service and community are part of the Dominican tradition Molloy College is rooted in, and nowhere is this more evident than in all the great things our student clubs and organizations have been involved with this semester.

Our students have raised awareness for various causes and participated in walks including the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (raised money for the American Cancer Society- spearheaded by the Community Service sector of Molloy Student Government), the Out of the Darkness Walk (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) and the Autism Speaks Walk (spearheaded by NSSLHA and the Center for Speech Disorders). Thousands of dollars have been raised by our students and the Molloy community and donated to these specific causes.

Our Molloy Nursing Student Association has focused their fundraising efforts this semester in support of Alex's Lemonade Stand, a pediatric cancer charity, as well as the American Heart Association.

The Education Club has held fundraisers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Autism Speaks, and has partnered with Front Street Elementary, donating their time as well as hosting book drives to benefit the students.

Operation Smile, Love Your Melon and Colleges Against Cancer are all clubs on campus connected to specific causes - they spend their time raising awareness and fundraising for these wonderful causes.

Thousands of pounds of donated items (food, water, clothing) sent to Puerto Rico on behalf of the Molloy Community.

The Community Service sector of Molloy Student Government hosted a Week of Giving prior to the Thanksgiving break. Events held during this week included fundraisers for Momma's House, participation in an after-school program at St. Martin de Porres, food and clothing drives, and a unique service opportunity benefitting Families for Safe Streets (organized by Laura Wood).

Students have spent the start of the holiday season giving back and participating in events including Santa's Workshop (all funds raised and toys donated in support of the John Thiessen Foundation), Toys for Tots and Holiday Cards for Heroes (several events held in honor and support of our country's veterans).

The Molloy women's bowling team has continued its efforts to give back to the surrounding community, partnering with the Hempstead Union Free School District to assist in a number of community service and engagement opportunities.

Most recently, the keglers took a trip to Hempstead High School to participate in a Beautiful Me training with the varsity bowling team at the school. The training is designed to help educate young women on self-esteem and empower them to appreciate their own value and worth.

Members of the team have spent the semester making frequent trips to elementary schools in the district, including Marshall, Front Street, and Prospect. For Halloween, the Lions, in costume, visited Front Street Elementary School, delivering toys and candy to over 400 students and staff members to help get the school into the holiday spirit. Molloy also visited Marshall School, taking time in the afternoon to read to the younger students during a book drive.

We thank the students for their selfless work, and wish them the very best in the coming year.

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