Cheerful Givers Birthday Bag Blitz

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 12:05-1 p.m., UW Tower Employee Cafeteria

The Whole U and UW Combined Fund Drive are cohosting a Birthday Bag Blitz with Cheerful Givers, a nonprofit organization that provides birthday gift bags to disadvantaged children. Make new friends while you help us organize and package these very special gifts. You will also get to hear from a representative from Mary’s Place who will distribute the gifts to families in need in our local community.

To register for this event, a $10 minimum donation is required to cover the expense of the toys, bags, ribbons and birthday stickers. Please make your donation and then register for the event.

Let’s make 300 happy birthdays this year!

Earth Day Forum: Urban Gardening

In honor of Earth Month, we invite you to join us on Thursday, April 20, from 12-1 -p.m. in the UW Tower Auditorium for a workshop featuring Tilth Alliance and Washington Native Plant Society. Topics include Gardening With Natives, Stewarding Urban Parks and more! Register today!


New Socks & Underwear Drive Results

UW Combined Fund Drive sponsored a new socks and underwear drive from Feb. 6-22 for homeless men and women for distribution at the United Way of King County Community Resource Exchange on March 9 at CenturyLink East Hall.

The results are in and we exceeded our goal of 500 items by collecting 1,105 pairs of new men’s and women’s socks and underwear, plus assorted new coats, hats, gloves, scarves, undershirts and bras. What an amazing response from the UW community! Thanks so much to the following coordinators for hosting a drive, and to everyone who made a donation.

Lauren McOwan Wood, Earth and Space Sciences
Molly Jones, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Kristina Morgan, UW-IT Business & Finance
Diana Knight & Joan Bodey, Chemistry
Lisa Nordlund, SEFS – College of the Environment
Kylee Blue, Bioengineering Department
Kirsten Rarich, Intercollegiate Athletics
Chris Dawson Ripley  Slavic Department
Sherri Vansickle, UW Police
Noelle van der Straaten, HRP Modernization
Brooke Emrich, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hannah Barnett, UTemp Staffing & Campus HR Office Operations
Kamelia Sarwary, Department of Pathology
Phillip Buff, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences