Involved With Student United Way
United Way welcomes all students interested in joining our club. We ask for $10 in dues per semester, which go towards food at meetings and special events. SUW also requires only 15 hours of service per semester to be considered an active member. We
encourage everyone to help out as much as they can, and each month we
recognize the most active member through our member of the month
program. If you are interested in joining, just come to one
of our bi-weekly meetings or email Chelsea ( email@example.com
. ) or Julia (firstname.lastname@example.org
- See the calendar
for exact meeting
times, dates, and locations.
- Meetings are typically held on Monday
nights at 7:00PM in Thomas Building.
- Meetings usually last one hour.
- Contact Chelsea ( email@example.com. ) or Julia (firstname.lastname@example.org. ) with any questions.
Trash 2 Treasure Sale
SUW members are picture busy sorting items for the Trash 2 Treasure
The Student United
Way Winter Trash 2 Treasure Sale was started as an outgrowth of the May
Trash 2 Treasure Sale. Similar to the large sale in May, donations are
collected, sorted, and sold at significantly reduced prices. All the
money raised is then donated to Centre County United Way.
Check out the Trash 2 Treasure
page for more information.
Big Burger Challenge
Every year, an
invitation is extended for Student United Way to participate in the
Big Burger Challenge. In order to participate, teams are required to
raise a specified amount of money, all of which is donated to Centre
County United Way's yearly campaign goal. Then, Denny's Beer Barrel
and Pub donates 15 pound burgers and each team races to finish
fastest. Although we didn't win, last year SUW raised $600 dollars
towards the 2010 campaign goal.
Relay for Life®
Each year, Student United Way
participates in Penn State Relay For Life®
SUW members Molly and Jamie pose with the Nittany Lion at the 2007 Relay for Life.
One night a year, our members set up a ten with hundreds of other PSU
students and participate in the 24 hour relay to raise money for the
American Cancer Society. Whether it is struggling to set-up camp,
walking around the track, or playing card games, the event is a lot of
Alternative Spring Break: Habitat for Humanity
Originally started in 2007, each year during spring break Student
United Way members participate in a week long Habitat for Humanity
build. The trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and all members
have found the build to be extremely rewarding.