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Seton Hall University and the B’nai B’rith Federation House are integral parts of South Orange, N.J., serving vastly different demographics. 

But in times of need, the two institutions work together very well.

In early February, as more than a foot of snow blanketed the town and temperatures plunged into the single-digits, the senior housing facility and university student volunteers traded hard work for hot cocoa. 

Read highlights from the article on Tap Into It, below:

Students at Seton Hall University helped residents at two senior living communities dig out their cars after recent snowstorms.

The volunteer effort came through SOS—South Orange Seniors—who reached out to the Seton Hall University Division of Volunteer Efforts to shovel out cars at South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation House on South Orange Avenue and Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation on Vose Avenue.


Eight students showed up with shovels in hand on Saturday, Jan. 31 and on Tuesday, Feb. 3 to clear snow from residents’ cars in the communities’ parking lots.

The students enjoyed some warm-up time afterwards with grateful seniors over hot chocolate and cookies. The Seton Hall University volunteers were Jack Yang, Daniel Chemey, Sahil Trivedi, Alyssa Morrissey, Jenna Copperwhite, Marissa Hutton, Veronica Beck and Amanda Cavanagh.