Guzmán and Leadership Green Bay team organizes collection for UW-Green Bay’s Campus Closet

Director of Student Life Claudia Guzmán and her Leadership Green Bay team recently organized a collection for the UW-Green Bay Campus Closet. The collection was announced to the whole group on Oct. 8, 2019, and the donations were delivered to the Campus Closet on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. The team needed three vehicles to transport all of their items.

Guzmán was thrilled that her team selected the Campus Closet as a recipient of goodwill.

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Donations from Leadership Green Bay

“I’m really proud that my team selected UW-Green Bay’s Campus Closet for our collection drive,” says Guzmán, “and so grateful to our entire Leadership Green Bay class for their generosity! It was a great way to raise awareness of the needs of our students while also helping to stock the closet with clothing.”

The Leadership Green Bay Class of 2020 consists of 47 participants from local businesses and organizations. The large group is divided into several smaller teams, and one team a month is tasked with organization a collection on behalf of a local nonprofit agency.

The Campus Closet exists to help any member of the UW-Green Bay with clothes. There is also a Campus Cupboard which provides food and basic necessities.

Campus Cupboard/Closet are active, please donate

The Campus Cupboard and Campus Closet are being actively accessed over the January interim. If you would like to donate items for this important campus service for students and employees who need some support, you can drop them off in Rose Hall 140 or in the Pride Center. Some Cupboard shelves are empty. In great need: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, personal hygiene products, shampoo and conditioner, body wash or soap, toothpaste, floss and mouthwash, toothbrushes, cleaning supplies and diapers and wipes. Food items that we are low on at this time are instant oatmeal, cooking oil, condiments, cold and hot cereal, peanuts/nuts, healthy snack packets, raisins, strawberry jelly, microwave popcorn and pudding (not refrigerated kind). All men’s clothing and warm winter clothing are very much needed at this time, as well as kitchen items such as cookware and pans, hot pads, cooking and eating utensils, school supplies. Books are a hot item too if you have books you would like to donate. Brown grocery bags or totes are need to pack the items, and finally,  your empty egg cartons are being donated to Paul’s Pantry who gives us food in return. Thank you for your support! You all are making a big difference in helping others on campus!

Keep Campus Cupboard and Closet in mind during summer cleaning

The Campus Cupboard and Campus Closet (CK One) have been very busy since they relocated to Rose Hall 140 where they share space with Campus Kitchen. Per Campus Cupboard student org advisor Dana Johnson, from March 31 to June 14, CK One experienced the following:

  • Accessed by consumers from 6:54 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Accessed by 64 unique consumers (since the electronic swipe was installed – – not including members from our two student organizations, faculty advisors, maintenance and/or persons known to deliver donations.
  • Consumers accessed CK One 129 times in total

At this time, when you are doing summer cleaning or trying to figure out what to do with left over rummage sale items, remember CK One. The Campus Cupboard is in need of canned fruit and peanut butter. The Campus Closet is in need of clothing– especially size large (but all sizes welcome, including children) that can be used for interviews and classroom/campus living. The Campus Closet also needs: kitchen items such as pizza pans, baking dishes, hot pads, pans, manual or electric can openers, toasters, silverware, towels, sheets and blankets for twin beds, alarm clocks, small lamps, coffee makers and coffee grinders and anything else that you could spare that helps students to stock their living quarters. So far this summer, clothing, towels and kitchen items have been in need. Please bring your donations to CK One located in Rose Hall 140, use your UWGB ID card to swipe the keypad and place your items in the donation receiving room on the right. Donation receipts are available on the cabinet by the door. Feel free to take a tour while you are there! Questions about the Campus Closet may be directed to Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu. Question about Campus Cupboard may be directed to Dana Johnson at johnsond@uwgb.edu. Thank you to everyone for your continual, wonderful support and donations!