May 22 marks a Day of Kindness in Pennsylvania, but at Shippensburg University kindness is more than a day, it’s the Raider Way. Each year the campus community records over 50,000 hours of service, spreading kindness and compassion as part of #ShipServes. While some members of the campus community have personal causes they champion, the university also offers volunteer opportunities through long-standing relationships with several service organizations in the region including:

Today we reflect on moments of kindness and hope they inspire you to share an act of kindness.

  • Two students with sponges was an SUV at a car wash
  • Group of ROTC cadets standing in front of American flag at veterans retreat
  • Homecoming King and Queen stand with President Carter
  • Group of students wearing Ship Serves t-shirts stand in front of bus
  • student helps child with craft at Halloween fair
  • Three graduate students sort produce
  • Students paint pillars at parking lot for boxcar museum
  • Female student shakes hand with army officer presenting her an award.
  • Large group of alumni holding bags of apples at food bank warehouse.
  • Student unpacks food boxes as others stock shelves in background
  • Group of alumni stand together in food bank warehouse
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  • Student in army uniform holds medical face shield next to 3D printer
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  • Group of students take a selfie
  • Large group of students stand in front of holiday float at night
  • Alumni board in warehouse holding apples and sign saying "we packed 1100 apples."

Looking for a way to spread kindness today? Contact one of the organizations listed above or consider donating to the Hound Packs program. They are currently seeking cleaning supplies and personal items for the packs. The items needed are:

  • bar soap
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • paper towels
  • disinfecting wipes
  • hand sanitizer
  • disinfecting spray
  • dish washing soap
  • disposable gloves