Snapshots: 'Laffle' nets big haul for Humane Society
The Bay Area Humane Society was absolutely delighted to learn that many, many bags of pet food, toys, collars and the like would be headed their way as part of the Spring 2011 ‘Laffle” at UW-Green Bay.
Eileen Kolb of the Registrar’s Office, who coordinated the drive, says they didn’t have an exact count in terms of number of items, but the response from the UW-Green Bay campus community was impressive. Student employees bagged up the haul for transport to the Humane Society over the noon hour Monday.
Each person who donated an item to the cause received a ticket for a drawing. The most highly coveted prize was a hand-crafted Adirondack chair donated by Kolb and her husband. Faculty member Karen Dalke of Social Change and Development was the first winning ticket to be drawn; drafting first, she made the chair her choice.
Kolb says another Laffle is likely for fall 2011, and it will probably be a repeat of the successful “pair and a spare” drive from last fall. That campaign collected clothing, school supplies and personal hygiene items that were forwarded to social workers in the Green Bay school system to distribute to needy students. (That effort yielded enough supplies to cover about half the district’s schools; this year’s drive will benefit the remaining schools.)
– Photos by Christopher Sampson, Office of Marketing and University Communication