Here at The Discovery House family is very important to us – especially around the holidays. Our programs are built on the notion that when one family member struggles, every family member is struggling. That is why we work so hard to create programs that bring families together to heal and build a trusting foundation in recovery. Family is a part of everything that we do here and that’s why this holiday season we wanted to have our family work together in bringing a little extra happiness and joy to families in need within our community.
Our team kicked off the season of giving by organizing an office-wide canned food drive for families in need. In support of the 8th annual Campus Clothing and Food Drive presented by Unified We Serve, our team was able to collect almost 200 cans for donation just in time for Thanksgiving, a holiday that many families in our communities can’t afford to celebrate. All donations and proceeds were donated to MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity), a non-profit organization that helps families in need.
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With dignity and respect, powered by volunteers, MEND’s mission is to break the bonds of poverty by providing basic human needs and a pathway to self-reliance.
About Unified We Serve
Unified We Serve, the volunteer program at California State University, Northridge, is an opportunity offered by the Matador Involvement Center for students to participate in furthering their education through serving the community. Unified We Serve is a great avenue to begin the process of exploring your community and volunteer opportunities. Through volunteerism, you can expand and explore your interests and goals, learn and develop skills, and meet new people socially and professionally. As a volunteer, you will gain the fulfillment of knowing that your time and energy will affect someone’s life.