GAELS GIVE BACK
Off-Campus Housing co-sponsors a number of programs and service opportunities for students and community members.
Since its inception in July 2008 Off-Campus Housing has co-sponsor(ed):
- A college and community movie night on the Library Green, downtown New Rochelle. Students from Monroe, Iona, and College of New Rochelle were invited to watch The Great Debaters outdoors on a large blow up screen!
- The annual Make a Difference Week celebration in which hundreds of students participate in on and off-campus volunteer events including writing letters to soldiers, collecting school supplies for a Christian Brother school in Africa, tutoring, planting daffodils with the New Rochelle Garden Club, community clean-ups, basketball clinics for local youth, serving food at soup kitchens, visiting the Wartburg Nursing Home, making food and going on a Midnight Run, building for Habitat for Humanity, etc.
- The annual "Cards of Hope" program recognizing those individuals in the community who make a difference in our community every day. Students and volunteers make cards for Neighborhood Association presidents, PACT officers, New Rochelle firemen, city council members, New Rochelle citizens, Iona staff, administrators, and faculty, and people in their lives they wanted to recognize.
- A morning of work on the American Legion located on North Avenue. Students painted the entire main programming area with the help and direction of Jim Killoran of Habitat for Humanity and some amazing veterans!
- The Lindsay M. Bonistall Run/Walk with the PeaceOutside Campus Organization raising money and awareness for off-campus safety.
- A voter registration campaign on Iona's campus with the League of Women Voters.
- Annual block parties with local neighborhood associations.
- Annual Community Reception and Basketball Games for members of local neighborhood associations
- Discounted or free tickets to cultural events on-campus including art exhibits, dance performances, music performances, theater performances, etc.
- Fun family events including the Homecoming Carnival and Homecoming sporting events as well as concerts and a Battle of the Talents competition.
- The Office of Mission and Ministry Thanksgiving Basket Drive.