Service at Holy Family University

 As a Catholic University that intentionally incorporates its Values into all curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs, members of the Holy Family University community are aware of the importance of upholding our motto teneor votis (“I am bound by my responsibilities”). In an effort to make service a part of our everyday lives, there are numerous ways in which students, faculty, and staff can share their gifts, talents, and time to positively impact the world around us.

On Tuesday, May 4, we will be holding the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Event, continuing the service projects that were launched during MLK Day earlier this year, in partnership with Angels in Motion (AiM) and Jewish Relief Agency (JRA). This service event will maintain all health guidelines to ensure that all participants will be safe. Stations will be set-up on the patio of the Campus Center, but the Lower Lobby will also be reserved in case the weather does not allow for an outdoor event.

Please read below for a complete list of volunteer opportunities.


Donations for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Event

Donations are needed for our partner organizations, Angels in Motion, Jewish Relief Agency, and Our Lady of Hope. For a complete list of items needed, click here.

Items can be donated and shipped to campus via this Amazon wish-list. Review detailed instructions here.


Writing Letters for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Service Event

Members of the Holy Family community are encouraged to write letters that will be sent to our partner organizations. Follow along our Letter Writing Instructions Document to learn what to write about, what supplies to use, and where to turn in your letters.

Register here.


Simple Acts of Service (On-Going)

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Event Committee invites the entire Holy Family Community to continue spreading gratitude via ‘Simple Acts of Service’. View some Simple Acts of Service examples here and be sure to post photos or stories of your ‘Simple Acts’ on social media using the hashtag #HFUserves.


Jewish Relief Agency Service Events

Jewish Relief Agency (JRA) serves over 6,000 diverse low-income individuals across Greater Philadelphia by relieving hunger, improving lives, and strengthening our community. For a complete list of JRA programs and initiatives, click here. Volunteers are needed for various packing and delivery events (listed on JRA’s website) at the Jewish Relief Agency warehouse located at 10980 Dutton Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154. See complete details, including updated safety protocols, and register at:


Angels in Motion Blessing Bag Packing Event

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Event Committee is currently working with select groups of students to organize half hour shifts for students to put together blessing bags utilizing items donationed through the Rev. Dr. Martin Lutehr King, Jr. Legacy Service Event initiative. Learn more about making your own blessing bags and how to support Angels in Motion on their website:

Register here.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Event Committee Members:

  • Kelly Barber
  • Dr. Geraldine Fitzpatrick-Doria ‘85
  • Jami Hughes
  • Margaret Kelly
  • S. Maria Annette Mallen, CSFN ‘88
  • Dr. Patrick McElwaine '00 M'04
  • Christopher McKittrick
  • Anne McMahon ‘86
  • Dennis Millan
  • Bridget Miller ‘21
  • Lisa Ratmansky
  • Julie Rempfer ‘10
  • Ruth Ann Roberts, Chair
  • Roshan Pulimkalayil ‘16 M’18