Make a Difference Day 2017

Photos: UW-Green Bay Make a Difference Day

Many area non-profits and agencies cleared their immediate “to-do” lists when nearly 250 UW-Green Bay students, staff and faculty volunteered in the Greater Green Bay community and on campus Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

“Wonka Science was colorful, candy-filled fun this morning! A special thanks to UWGB for volunteering at our science stations as a part of “Make a Difference Day!” posted a representative from the Children’s Museum of Green Bay.

Here are a few “by the numbers” for the day:

  • 250 participants
  • 486 hours of service
  • 24 thank you cards for Einstein Project
  • 100-plus holiday cards for Veterans
  • 150 s’mores bagged
  • 7,674 lbs of product sorted and stocked, equaling 6,395 meals worth of food. (Without UW-Green Bay’s assistance, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin would have had to spend more than $621 of donated funds and worked 27 hours to complete the project).
  • 1 kitten saved. While picking up litter on campus, UW-Green Bay students Zach Abegglen, Chue Lo and Bake Whitney discovered a lone, disoriented kitten. Zach, a commuter student, has since adopted the now fed, warm and happy feline.

Off-campus locations grateful for the help were:

  • Paul’s Pantry – stocking
  • Feeding America – sorting and bulk food processing
  • Green Bay Botanical Garden – planting and clean up
  • House of Hope – cleaning
  • Freedom House
  • Bay Area Humane Society
  • Heritage Hill
  • YMCA
  • NEW Zoo – Zoo Boo
  • Children’s Museum – Willy Wonka Science Experiment

Some volunteers stayed on campus. Projects included:

  • The Einstein Project – Make Thank You Cards
  • TRIO – Make Holiday Cards for Veterans
  • Campus Clean Up – Litter
  • Landscaping Residence Life
  • Painting Corridors

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– Photos by Jena Richter Landers, Kimberly Vlies, Amanda Rice, Amanda Jo Danihel and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communications