Service and Justice
“I am not capable of doing big things, but I want to do everything, even the smallest things, for the greater glory of God.” –St. Dominic
From freshman orientation on, the students of Caldwell University are encouraged to go beyond themselves to meet the needs of the world community and local communities through service programs. Part of our Dominican mission is to be of service to others—living in and responding to the “signs of the times”.
Midnight Run: Twice each semester, 10 students head into NYC from 9 PM-12 AM to help distribute clothes, food, toiletries, and blankets to our brothers and sisters living on the streets of New York City. Midnight Run is a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless. Its goal is to forge a bond between housed and homeless people by establishing a foundation of sharing and caring from which solutions may evolve. Through Midnight Run, volunteers come to see the homeless as real people, not a commodity. And homeless men and women learn that many people have commitments and concerns that go beyond their own lives and families. All are welcome to sign up to participate in this program!
Caldwell Service Day: Caldwell Service Day celebrates the life of St. Martin de Porres during the fall semester. St. Martin was a Dominican brother whose passionate love for God led him to serve the poor in Lima, Peru during the early 1600s. The campus administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni commit to serve the local Caldwell/Essex County area and to put into action our Catholic Dominican mission as a university community.