The Head Start gift box drive is a way that the students and staff of UMW can come together and, through our individual actions, make a collective difference. The mission of Head Start is to “Partner with families and the community to ensure preschool children are healthy and demonstrate academic, emotional and social readiness for Kindergarten.” The children in this program often don’t have the same kinds of opportunities that other families may be able to provide for their preschool aged kids. This is why the gift box drive is so important.
By filling one box you can:
- put a smile on a child’s face as they see new toys or craft supplies
- help keep that child’s smile healthy and white by providing toothbrushes and toothpaste
- give a parent the ease of mind, that their child will have essentials for the winter such as hats, gloves, and scarves
All of the items that you choose to fill a box with will help provide this peace of mind as well as spread a little happiness this season.
HERE IS HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Come to our WRAPPING PARTY! November 15th from 5pm-8pm at the Dome Room in Seacobeck Hall. This is the perfect chance to help wrap boxes and take one to fill! Music, Hot Chocolate, and cookies will be provided for all the volunteers that come out!
You can also pick up a box from tables at the Nest, Underground, or Fitness Center at various times during the month of November. Fill it with the suggested donations (mentioned above… also a slip of paper should be given to you with the box as a reminder), and return the box by December 2nd!
Into the Streets was a HUGE Success this year. Thanks to everyone who came out and gave their time to the community! To check out the details of what we did, and what sort of impact we made click here!
Are you hardCOAR about fighting cancer?
Join COAR’s Relay for Life team, and be a part of the fight to find a cure for cancer. Register for team hardCOAR today by clicking here.
The event will be held on April 5. Walkers will start that afternoon and keep going through the night until morning, because cancer never sleeps.
Throughout the fall and early spring we will do some group fundraising. Individual fundraising is also a huge part of Relay, so let your friends and family know why you are involved!
There is a $10 registration fee, which you can pay online or drop off cash or check to the COAR office. If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for the Annual Student Leadership Colloquium 2013: When You Lead, You Soar! This event will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 9-3:30 at the Stafford Campus North Building and is hosted by the UMW Center for Honor, Leadership, and Service. Leaders of all ages and walks of life will present various sessions and interact with local students on different aspects of leadership. A list of presenters and topics will be available soon on our website . You can register on our OrgSync page starting Thursday, September 19th. This event will provide breakfast and lunch, and is recommended for sports teams, living learning communities, or any student to put on their resume! UMW students will be provided transportation to the Stafford Campus.
Please email any questions to Golda Eldridge at email@example.com or Molly Baldovin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sneak peak at one of COAR’S 2013 Into the Streets Projects: Stop Hunger Now
Imagine a world without hunger. That’s the vision of Stop Hunger Now, an international agency that has been committed to providing solutions to end hunger for 15 years! No one should have to live not knowing where their next meal is going to come from, which is why Stop Hunger Now sends millions of nutritious meals all over the world!
Here’s where YOU can get involved. On October 5th, Stop Hunger Now and the UMW community will be working together to package meals that will be sent all over the world to feed the hungry. A single volunteer can package over 300 meals in just one hour… imagine the difference YOU can make for a family. Email email@example.com if you have any questions, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for Into the Streets: Saturday, October 5th.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the interest meeting today! Here is the video summarizing our Fall Semester events. COAR events are a perfect opportunity for clubs, teams, residence halls, or individual “do-gooders” to get involved serving the community!
If you would like to participate in Into the Streets (COAR’s first event of the year!) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the interest list. More information about Into the Streets 2013 will be distributed closer to the date of the event.
For a list of our weekly volunteer programs roll over “Get Involved!” in the menu bar and click on “Programs.”
COAR will be having an interest meeting TODAY, Wednesday, September 4th for all students who would like to learn more about getting involved serving the community this fall. The meeting will begin at 5:00 in Lee 411. See you there!