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Library Service Projects

During the past week, the librarians and staff completed two service projects to help those in need this season. On December 10, they filled twenty Christmas stockings with snacks and personal items that will be distributed by Blankets for the Homeless, a local ministry founded by College of Arts & Sciences student Mariah Smith. On December 12, the librarians and staff gathered at the Union Mission warehouse in Norfolk, where they filled 86 bags with toys for needy children.

The Library is grateful for this annual opportunity to help the less fortunate members our community. For photos from the Union Mission project, see our albums on Facebook, Google+, or Flickr.

To find out how you can help make this Christmas a little brighter for some of the least of Christ’s brethren in Hampton Roads, watch the following video from 700 Club Interactive:


Spring Service Project 2014: Blankets for the Homeless

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord… (Proverbs 19:17)

On April 9, just a few days before the start of Holy Week, the Library faculty and staff participated in their spring service project by making 50 lunches to be distributed that night by Blankets for the Homeless.

Blankets for the Homeless gives blankets, clothing, food, and other essential items to around 200 of the least of Christ’s brethren each week in the cities of Hampton Roads. To learn more this local ministry and Mariah Smith, who founded it when she was 17, watch this video featured on The 700 Club: