Tuesday, December 3, 2013

End of Semester Party!

Congrats to our new Exec Board members for the 2014 year! We are ready for another great semester.

And the winners of our glamorous prizes! Thank you for all that you do and keep Living United!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Agency Tour

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.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall Festival

Camille & Kathryn
Last Friday, October 11th, our members volunteered at Generation's Crossing for their annual Fall Festival. They worked the concessions for the festival and had a great time!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Guest Speaker- Second Home

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 sensabaugh@gmail.com to volunteer!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Streamer Night Success

On September 14th, Student United Way partner with United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County to sell streamers to support our local agencies. We raised $2,166 for United Way!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Club of the Month!

Student United Way was recently nominated and selected as one of JMU's Club of the Month! A huge thank you to our dedicated members who are helping improve our community through living united.

Monday, September 2, 2013

First Meeting Success

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. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Diaper Drive Success

Huge thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer or donate to this cause. We collected over 4,500 diapers, adult guards and wipes! We had a fun day of volunteering too.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Diaper Drive Tomorrow!

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!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Egg Hunt

This past Saturday, March 23rd, Student United Way held an Easter Egg Hunt for Mercy House. It was a lot of fun and the kids had a great time. We even got an Easter  Bunny costume for the event!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

JMU Day of Service

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/ 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

JMU Day of Service

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 jmusuw@gmail.com for more information!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rock Painting Delayed

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! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Roberta Webb Child Care Center

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!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Born Learning Trail

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!