Involved With Student United Way
United Way welcomes all students interested in joining our club. We ask for $10 in dues per semester or $15 per year. Freshman get a special discount of $5 per semester or $10 per year. Dues go toward food at meetings and special events. 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 Zulaikha (firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings are held on Monday
nights at 7:00PM in 312 Boucke. Meetings usually last a half hour.
Winter Trash 2 Treasure Sale
SUW members are 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.
Day of Caring
This event occurs every fall through the Centre County United Way at various locations. In recent years we have cleaned up a local trail so that it is now safer and more appealing for people to use. We also helped clean up and paint a nearby retirement center which provided the residents with better living conditions. Our task and location for this event changes each year, but is always close to campus.
Jeans for Teens
This is another event we participate in every winter with the Centre County United Way which consists of getting to go shopping with an underprivileged child or teen for clothes and necessities that he/she needs around the holiday season. Each volunteer is paired up with a child or teen and given a $100 gift card to a local store such as Walmart, Target, etc. This event is a lot of fun because volunteers get to help a child shop and pick out necessities that he/she needs while also having a chance to get to know the child or teen.
Elmcroft is a local senior living center where we will be going once a month to do activities with the residents. In the past we have played Bingo which the residents love! While Bingo is our usual activity, some organizations run crafts and other sorts of games which we may try this year. The residents at Elmcroft are a lot of fun and are really nice people to get to know!