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Over 5,000 toys were donated and placed into red bags for community members to pick up from Drexel on Dec. 18 and distribute to children.

25th Annual Holiday Toy Drive Launches

Toy donations are being accepted now for Drexel’s Office of Government and Community Relations’ event, which will be in-person this year. Volunteers are needed to bag donated toys on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9.
The Dornsife Center's Thanksgiving celebration

Dornsife Community Dinner Welcomes All for Special Thanksgiving Meal

The feast brought together a standing-room-only crowd of community members in a packed tent to share in the holiday spirit.
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Four Ways to Serve on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

If you're looking to get involved during the University holiday on Jan. 16, DrexelNow has compiled a list of several ways to volunteer and get engaged with the West Philadelphia community.

Drexel Plays Secret Santa to Active-Duty Military

Drexel’s Veterans Task Force concluded its Military Care Package Drive with a human chain and GoPro video of volunteers mailing holiday cheer to active-duty service military on Tuesday.
Drexel's toy drive delivered more than 5,000 toys.

Drexel's Holiday Toy Drive Delivers for Local Families

With a helping hand from members of the Drexel community, the annual effort provided more than 5,000 toys for local organizations to distribute to their communities.

Black History Month is celebrated in February.

How to Observe Black History Month at Drexel

To observe and celebrate Black History Month, Drexel will host a variety of events celebrating black culture while also reflecting on its history and future.

Holiday nightmares

The Nightmares Before Christmas And How to Avoid Them

It’s that time of year again! The time when your stress levels go through the roof as you shop, cook, wrap, decorate, travel and party-plan yourself into a tizzy while trying to create the perfect holiday season. Drexel experts have identified some of the top stress-inducing holiday nightmares and offer some helpful tips for avoiding them this year.

A rare, candid shot of A.J. Drexel taken shortly before he died in 1893. Photo courtesy Drexel University Archives.

Travel Advice From the University’s Founder

As you prepare to head home for the holidays, take a look at some words of wisdom that A.J. Drexel, international banker and the founder of Drexel University, gave his nieces before they embarked on a tour of Europe.
Chart of cancer awareness ribbon colors. Credit: Judith E. Bell, CC-BY SA 2.0

Do Health Awareness Days Actually Promote Health?

Public health researchers contend that health awareness days have not been held to an appropriate level of scrutiny given the scale at which they have been embraced,in a peer-reviewed commentary in the American Journal of Public Health.
Black History Month 2015

Observe Black History Month at Drexel

To observe and celebrate Black History Month, Drexel is hosting a variety of events celebrating black culture while also reflecting on its history and discussing the future.
Drexel President John A. Fry shakes hands with Santa Claus at annual toy drive distribution ceremony.

Drexel’s Annual Toy Drive Kick-Starts Holidays for Local Kids

For the 18th year, the Drexel community collected toys and donations to make the holiday season a little brighter for Philadelphia children in need. Leaders from community groups gathered with Drexel faculty and staff for a distribution ceremony which featured a visit from a certain man in a red suit.
A turkey, carrots, cranberries and other side dishes are placed on a table for a holiday meal.

Top Tips for Holiday Cooking and Eating

Drexel experts in nutrition sciences, culinary arts, hospitality and food science are available this season to offer their expert advice on making your celebratory cuisine tasty, warm, healthy or a combination of all three.