The Walk the Walk Week Service Project calls on the entire campus community to live out Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of creating the Beloved Community by donating our time and resources to address the immediate needs of people who are experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity in the greater South Bend area. This initiative is co-sponsored by Notre Dame Student Government and Campus Ministry in partnership with the Office of the President.
You can help in two ways:
- Donate toiletries, food, and other essential items (listed below) by dropping off items in dropoff locations around campus
- Volunteer with us on Saturday, January 21, starting at 10:00 a.m. in Duncan Student Center, to sort and package donations for local organizations. Food and t-shirts will be provided to volunteers while supplies last. Join us any time from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
All students living on campus will participate in collaboration with their dorm.
Instructions for dorm donation goals have been e-mailed to dorm leaders by the Student Government Diversity and Inclusion Director, Eliza Smith. Click here to review residence hall donation assignments and instructions. Students living off campus can drop off their donations at any of the locations listed below. Questions about the donation process? E-mail Eliza Smith and Carlondrea Petty.
Starting January 15, faculty, staff, and students living off campus, can drop off donations in the boxes provided at the following campus locations. Donations will be accepted at these locations through the end of the day on Thursday, January 19:
- Duncan Student Center (South Entrance and 206 Graduate Student Lounge)
- Main Building (1st Floor Elevators)
- LaFortune Student Center
- Hesburgh Library (Circulation Desk)
- Center for Culinary Excellence (Main Entrance)
- Grace Hall (Main Entrances)
- North and South Dining Halls (Main Entrances)
- Mendoza College of Business (Atrium)
- DeBartolo Hall (Near 101 by the lit map)
Donations can also be dropped off at Innovation Garage in Duncan Student Center (near the Information Desk on the south side of the building) from Noon to Midnight on Friday, January 20.
The items below have been requested by local community organizations serving homeless and housing-insecure individuals.
Toiletries and Hygienic Items
- Sanitary pads
- Lip balm
- Canned beans
- Canned vegetables
- Egg noodles
- Boxed breakfast cereals
- Peanut Butter
- Canned soups, stews, and ravioli
- Socks (child and adult sizes)
- Underwear (for children, women, and men)
- Winter hats (child and adult sizes)
- Waterproof gloves (for children, women, and men)
- Winter coats (for children, women, and men)
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Toilet brush
- Clorox spray (without ammonia)
- Dish soap
- Bath towels
- Blankets (large enough for adults, and warm enough for sleeping)