Hand-in-Hand Hosts 38th Annual Community Event

Thursday, April 3, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (April 2, 2014) – Hand-in-Hand, a campus organization that raises awareness and acceptance for individuals with special needs, will host their 38th annual carnival, “Dive in with Hand-in-Hand!,” on Sat., April 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on campus in the Hagan Arena. 

SJU student volunteers as well as local high school students will pair up with a guest with special needs at this year’s under-the-sea-themed event. The afternoon includes playing carnival games, taking photos, shooting hoops, dancing and enjoying a meal together. Students are drawn to this event year after year, as it fosters lasting relationships and a strong sense of community. 

For more information on involvement opportunities with Hand-in-Hand, please email handinhand@sju.edu or visit: www.clubs.sju.edu/handinhand.  

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As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the  Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.


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