Campus Ministry Banner

Volunteers Service and Community Outreach

Throughout the year, GCU Campus Ministry strives to identify and address the needs of our campus community, as well as those of Lakewood and beyond.  Partnering with churches, pastors, and organizations such as Providence House, Redeem Her, Interfaith Hospitality, and Catholic Charities, we seek to live our Mercy core values.


Backpack Drive (mid July - mid September)

Help children in need get off to a "smart" start!  Campus Ministry hosts a drive within the campus community for school supplies. The supplies benefit underprivileged families in the Lakewood area as they head back to school for the fall. Items collected range from notebooks, pencils, backpacks, and calculators to gift cards to local discount department stores.


Crop Walk (October)

One of GCU's biggest traditions is participation in the annual Crop Walk of Northern Ocean County.  Campus Ministry coordinates GCU students and staff to collect donations from sponsors to help eliminate hunger among our neighbors.  On the day of the event, GCU walks in solidarity with hundreds of groups and individuals from around the county.


Thanksgiving Baskets (November)

While we prepare to feast with our families for Thanksgiving, we are ever mindful that many find it difficult to enjoy the same luxury. Thus, Campus Ministry organizes on-campus food drives to provide baskets containing complete holiday dinners to be delivered to grateful families.


 Crop Walk 2012


Giving Tree (November-December)

As Christmas approaches, Campus Ministry distributes small Christmas trees throughout the campus.  These trees carry gift tags naming items needed or desired by those who are unable to buy gifts for their families. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to choose an item from the tree, purchase it, and return it to Campus Ministry. Campus Ministry then wraps and distributes the gifts in a campus-wide effort to bring holiday cheer to families across Lakewood.

AIDS Day Event (December)

On the first of December, students from GCU participate in an AIDS candlelight procession and prayer service held in Asbury Park, New Jersey.  The funds from an earlier on-campus collection are donated at the event.

Easter Basket Service Project (Last half of Lent)

GCU Campus Ministry will collect Easter Baskets to be distributed to area kids. Help spread the sweet joy of Easter by donating Easter baskets filled with Easter candy and other Easter goodies. Baskets and other non-perishable food items should be delivered to Campus Ministry.  



© Georgian Court University • 900 Lakewood Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701 (Best address for GPS is 517 Ninth Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701) • 800·458·8422