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NOVAL Spread the Spirit Christmas Giving

Group of students dressed in holiday attire holding Christmas gifts

NOVAL (NOrth Light Villanova ALliance) is an innovative partnership that matches Villanova's resources with the needs of the North Light Community Center, a direct-service, neighborhood-based organization in Manayunk.  

Typically, Villanova hosts a campus holiday party for NLCC children in December and engages the VU community in donating gifts for children and families. Although the celebration will be different this year due to the pandemic, NOVAL will honor the tradition of supporting the NLCC for the holidays. Rather than purchasing toys and other items, donors are asked to contribute gift cards in $25 denominations to Target, Amazon, and Walmart which North Light will use to make purchases. We will also accept checks made out to Villanova University to be used toward the purchase of giftcards.

Once you or your office or student group decides on the type and amount of donation, please complete the form

We hope to receive all donations by Monday, November 23. Please either drop off donations in person or send donations through campus mail or post to this address: 

Campus Ministry, St. Rita's Hall
Villanova University
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA  19085
ATTN: Meghan Dietzler

Please note that if we exceed the number of gift cards needed for North Light, we also plan to support Church of New Hope and Faith and Episcopal Community Services with their toy drives.

Questions?  Contact NOVAL co-chairs Meghan Dietzler and Brenda Stover.