RU STRONG Service Days

The RU STRONG (Rutgers University Student-Athletes Total Resource Opportunities for Necessary Growth) program helps student-athletes build life skills by participating in community service at local organizations, such as:

  • Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen: Food drives at select basketball games
  • Salvation Army of New Brunswick: Food drives at select football games
  • Read Across America: Student athletes read to local school children
  • Toy/Book Drive: In November and December, student-athletes collect books and toys to provide to local Head Start program participants in Middlesex and Somerset counties
  • Area(s) Served: New Brunswick; surrounding areas
  • Population(s) Served: Students in grades K–12; needy families
  • Collaborative Partner(s): Elijah’s Promise; New Brunswick Public Schools; Salvation Army of New Brunswick