Seton Hill University’s Campus Ministry will host its annual holiday fundraiser, Operation Christmas Basket, Wednesday, December 2, and Thursday, December 3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the second floor hallway of the Maura Building on Seton Hill’s hilltop campus in Greensburg, Pa. This event is open to the public and free to attend. For more information, contact 724-830-1075.

Operation Christmas Basket is a sale featuring arts and crafts items and baked goods made by Seton Hill students, faculty, and staff. The funds raised from the event are donated to the Westmoreland County Food Bank and Blackburn Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

“Operation Christmas Basket is an event the Seton Hill community looks forward to every year. I think it really helps our community to get into the Christmas spirit, most especially the spirit of giving. Every penny we make from the sale is divided up between the Westmoreland Food Bank and the Blackburn Center Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Knowing that the proceeds go directly to those in need helps to make our community more aware of how fortunate we truly are and generates a desire to be more of a blessing to others,” said Cindy Boland, director of Campus Ministry.

Seton Hill University’s Campus Ministry program provides opportunities for students of all faith traditions to enrich their university experience by participation in prayer and worship, community service, social responsibility and sharing the gifts of faith with the entire community.

Spiritual programming and sacramental ministry are provided to foster student’s spirituality and human growth. In addition to regular liturgical and prayer experiences, there are opportunities for retreats, evenings of reflection, discussion groups, bible study, and faith sharing. Ecumenical prayer services for the entire University community are held several times each semester. Campus Ministry provides opportunities for students to train for, participate in, and reflect upon meaningful service to the community. These service experiences include aiding the very young and the elderly, the unemployed and economically disadvantaged, the homeless, and the handicapped. Students enrich their own lives while helping others in the search for justice and liberation from needless suffering. All students are invited to participate in Campus Ministry programs.