Staff member Eileen Kolb of the Registrar’s Office at UW-Green Bay poses with one of the donated gag gifts — an authentic imitation Elvis license plate from the Graceland gift shop in Memphis — that was used as a drawing prize for faculty and staff members who contributed to this fall’s Universitywide charity drive.
The drive wrapped up Nov. 1 and resulted in roughly 225 packages donated to the “Spare and a Pair” campaign collecting clothing and personal items for disadvantaged children in the Green Bay school district. Some of the packages had a dozen or more items in them, so the help will go a long way. The Registrar’s Office organized the drive and called it a “Laffle” because of the drawing and the fact that some of the participation prizes had a humorous tone. (Some did not.)
The drive collected packaged socks, underwear, plain t-shirts, tennis shoes, shorts for gym class, mittens, hats, deodorant, and combs/brushes, and miscellaneous items. The next “Laffle,” during the spring semester, will target contributions to the Green Bay area Human Society. Officials say the charity drives are a way for UW-Green Bay employees to once again model civic engagement and generosity.
To enter a photo gallery from “Laffle” Fall 2010, click on one of the images: