A handmade wool (not yarn) rug hooking is the initial contribution to the prize stash for this fall’s universitywide “Laffle.”
The prizes are intended to generate interest as the UW-Green Bay Registrar’s Office collects donations for the “Pair and a Spare” charity drive which asks, as people do their own shopping for clothes and personal items this fall, to remember that social workers in the Green Bay public schools report many disadvantaged children are doing without. Drive organizers are looking for packaged socks, underwear, plain t-shirts, tennis shoes (inexpensive ones for gym class), shorts for gym class, mittens, hats, deodorant, and combs/brushes, etc. This is a K-12 effort, so just about any size or color will work.
For each donated item a ticket will be awarded to the donor. The stubs will be placed in the Laffle Box for a prize drawing at the drive’s conclusion. If individuals or groups would like to donate a prize they can either call ext. 2126 or drop it off at the Registrar’s Office (and receive a ticket for doing so). As for dropping off donated items for the children, staff member Eileen Kolb says dropoffs are welcome but Registrar’s staff would also be willing to venture out for pickups if offices have multiple donations. Call ext. 2126 with questions.