Belhaven Campuses Involved with Various Charities

November 18, 2010: Christmas is the season for giving, and Belhaven University's various campuses and programs have been getting in the Christmas spirit by offering students opportunities to get involved. On the Jackson campus students, faculty, and staff were invited to participate in Operation Christmas Child, filling shoeboxes with gifts and needed items for underprivileged children around the world. Also, Phi Beta Lambda is conducting a canned food drive, with boxes around campus to collect contributions; anyone wanting to participate in the canned food drive can contribute canned food items in boxes stationed around campus.

In Orlando, Belhaven is collecting donations for Operation Christmas Child as well as for the Orlando Rescue Mission, a local organization that helps feed the homeless. Those interested in participating can call the Orlando Campus at (407) 804-1424 or send an email to

Belhaven Memphis is participating in three charities: Toys-for-Tots, Dress-for-Success Pumps & Purses, and Backpacks for the Homeless. Toys-for-Tots is a ministry of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in which toys are collected for underprivileged children in the community. Dress-for-Success Pumps & Purses seeks to help women who are trying to find better jobs by collecting donations of women’s clothing and attire for interviews and the work place. Backpacks for the Homeless is a ministry in which participants donating backpacks full of necessities to the homeless. To learn how to participate in any of these charities, contact Don Jones at

Belhaven Houston will help feed the needy at the Star of Hope in downtown Houston on November 24th. Call Christine Williams at (281) 579-9977 or email to find out more.

Belhaven stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.


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