Two of JFKU’s organizations celebrated the holidays by running collection drives for two important non-profits that serve those in need during this season.

The VALOR Center, John F. Kennedy University’s veteran services program, partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to collect new, unwrapped toys to be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in our community. Similar to the BLSA, the VALOR Center engaged the entire JFKU community by creating a friendly competition to see which of our three campuses, Pleasant Hill, Berkeley and San Jose, could donate the most. Almost 100 toys were raised between the three campuses through this weeklong event.

The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) at John F. Kennedy University, College of Law, donated close to 100 non-perishable food items to the Bay Area Community Food Bank. The food drive is a part of BLSA’s annual community outreach initiative to assist under-served communities by contributing to families in need. By engaging the entire JFK community to participate in the food drive they served the community with a spirit of togetherness. As a result, they were able to provide over 60 canned food items and over 30 boxed items to individuals in need.

By tapping into the power of community, JFKU’s collaborative efforts successfully increased our capacity to give. Both the BLSA and VALOR Center wish to thank you to all who contributed!

Were you unable to contribute on time?  Follow these links to find a local giving location.

Toys for Tots

Bay Area Community Food Bank