Charity Event for Neighbors with Special Needs

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What: A Saint Joseph’s University student organization will host a carnival for community members with special needs. Over 500 University volunteers and guests will participate in the 33rd annual Hand-in-Hand event.

When: Saturday, April 4 10 a.m – 2 p.m.

Where: Saint Joseph’s University Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse 54th and City Ave, Philadelphia, Pa., 19131

Highlights: Each guest is treated to a special day of fun and memories. Hundreds of students and visitors will enjoy a performance from a live band and DJ. Games, face painting and a photo booth are just a few of the day’s attractions. Guests will also enjoy a barbeque and a visit from Mister Softee.

Who: "Hand-in-Hand provides the opportunity for the majority of the student body to come together and support a community outside of our University,” says senior Elizabeth White, a member of the organization.  “It’s a rare event that often puts our lives back into perspective and helps us regain focus on some of the more important values of life."

The personal mission of Hand-in-Hand is to spread awareness, increase interaction and create unity among the community and those with special needs.

Media Contact

Student Contact: Elizabeth White ’09 at

Media Contact: Carolyn Steigleman, Associate Director of University Communications, 610-660-1355,

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