The Newman University community responds to the devastating earthquake and aftermath in Haiti with a number of charitable projects and events.
‘Blue-out Fugate’ to help Haiti
NU Jets’ fans will be wearing blue to “Blue-out Fugate” as the women’s and men’s basketball teams play the Incarnate Word Cardinals this Saturday, Jan. 30. The women’s game begins at 2 p.m., and the men’s game at 4:30 p.m., both in Fugate Gymnasium. Admission to both games will be free for anyone wearing a blue shirt and donating two or more canned food items. Before and during the games, students will offer free face-painting and sell “Superfan” shirts for $10, with all proceeds going to the International Red Cross for its work in Haiti. Prizes will also be awarded at half-time of each game – one for a musical chairs contest, and one based on a drawing from tickets participants receive for each can of food they donate at the games. Prizes include an iPod Touch and a flat screen TV. Click here to read more about how to win the prizes.
For more information, to volunteer, or to purchase a “Superfan” shirt in advance, contact Brian Alvarez.
‘Help 4 Haiti Charity Week’
This week Newman students are organizing “Help 4 Haiti Week” to bring food and water to survivors of the earthquake, and to help support relief efforts in Haiti by the International Red Cross. The Newman community is asked to bring non-perishable food items or water to collection boxes in the Gorges Atrium by Jan. 30.
Charity Night for Haiti
A social and dance to raise funds for Haiti is scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Jan. 29 in the Dugan Library and Campus Center. The event will begin with a social gathering from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Tarcisia Roths, ASC Alumni Lounge. The social will feature food and beverages, including adult beverages for those 21 and over with a valid drivers license. Adult beverages are available at no cost although donations will be accepted. A dance with music provided by a DJ, refreshments and snacks will take place from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center. Dress is cocktail attire or business formal. Tickets are $15 for Newman faculty, staff and alumni, and $10 for students with an I.D. from any university or high school. The event is open to the general public. Additional free-will donations of cash or checks are welcome. All proceeds – including entrance fees and additional donations – will go to Catholic Relief Services.
For more information, contact Ashley Myers.
Make a monetary gift online
The Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC), Newman’s founding and sponsoring order, reminds anyone wishing to make a monetary gift to consider giving through Catholic Relief Services (crs.org/) or through whitehouse.gov, which will go directly to the International Red Cross.