Last night Student United Way went on our Agency Tour of the semester, where we get to hear from different agencies that are under United Way. We started at The Office on Children and Youth and learned about the survey research they do on teens in the area.
After the OCY, we heard from the Valley Program for Aging Services and their many services they offer to elderly, including senior centers and Meals on Wheels. Then we toured Caregivers Community Networks, which has a class of nursing students visit a family's home in order to give the caregiver some time for their own needs. Finally, we toured the Gus Bus (pictured below) and heard about their great program of encouraging children to read more.
This past Monday, Student United Way had the director of Second Home, Patty Sensabaugh stop by to share how their nonprofit is helping children's lives. She gave our organization a quick training so we can volunteer on October 18th.
It's not too late to be trained for those who missed the meeting. Check out their website or email Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer!
A big thanks to everyone who came out for our informational meeting tonight. It was a huge success! We hope to see everyone back next week in HHS 2201 from 7:30-8:30 PM and look forward to all our volunteer opportunities.
The day is finally here! Tomorrow will be our third annual Diaper Drive at the Wal-mart on Burgess Road. The Drive will begin at 8 AM and continue until 2 PM. If you would like to volunteer still sign up here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050C4BAEAC2EA13-diaper/8079300. Or feel free to stop by and donate baby diapers, adult guards, or wipes!
The Day of Service was a huge success and a lot of fun. We were the only club on campus working the community service during President Alger's Inauguration. We also made it on the JMU homepage! Check it out here: http://www.jmu.edu/
Two weeks from now, Student United Way will be participating in JMU's Day of Service. The week of March 11th is to celebrate JMU's newest president, President Alger, and his inauguration. We would love for everyone to get involved by signing up to help out March 12th anytime between 10 AM and 3 PM to run service projects on campus! Please email us at email@example.com for more information!
Big thanks to everyone who came out to our dinner at Festival last night! Unfortunately, because of wind we are postponing the painting of the rock until April 9th. It should be warm then so you definitely do not want to miss this Madison Tradition!
Last Tuesday, on Assessment Day, the members of Student United Way went to Roberta Webb Child Care Center to play with the kids. We were with the three and four year old children and everyone had a blast! We brought the kids to a playground, made trail mix and played with a parachute. The kids loved being able to play with the "big kids," and our members enjoyed providing these children with a fun day too!
This past weekend, the new executive board went to Heritage Park to build a new Born Learning Trail. Here there are different stations for kids and parents to interact and learn in a fun way. It was a fantastic day and luckily the weather was beautiful too!