Feed the Phoenix Challenge Drive

The challenge is on! Participate in Spring 2020 ‘Feed the Phoenix’ Campus Cupboard Challenge

It’s time to stock the shelves once again. All four campuses have need for food and personal items for members of the campus community. Please consider joining in this semester’s challenge, “Feed the Phoenix.” Food and personal items will be collected through March 27, 2019. Watch this space and messages from campus leaders regarding donation bins. Donations will be weighed and a winner declared for the coveted traveling trophy (won by the Cofrin Library 7th and 8th floor team last semester). The Fall 2019 Campus Cupboard Challenge collected nearly 2,000 non-perishable food and personal care items. Can we reach 2,500 in Spring 2020? The Marketplace on the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus has already collected 88.75 pounds of donations at the end of February! Way to set the bar! Think you can beat them? Keep donating!

 

Reminder: Phi Kappa Phi collecting donations for Happily Ever After

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, UW-Green Bay chapter, is now collecting donations for Happily Ever After (HEA) as its community service project. Happily Ever After is a No-Kill Animal Sanctuary with locations in Green Bay and Marion, Wis. The founder of HEA, Amanda Reitz (Elementary Education) ’08, is a UW-Green Bay alumna and will be honored with an Outstanding Recent Alumni Award on Friday, Feb, 28, 2020. Donations to be accepted include food, toys and more for the dogs and cats. These are the items HEA and PKP are collecting:

Dogs

  • Purina Puppy Chow – Natural
  • The Loops 2 Leashes (Fleet Farm)
  • The Almost Indestructible Ball
  • Kong, JW Pet & Tuffy brand toys

Cats

  • Blue Buffalo Grain Free Cat Food – Salmon
  • Friskies Pate (canned)
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Purina Cat Chow – Original

General Care

  • Bath towels, blankets and sheets (new and used)
  • Absorbent paper towels
  • Heavy-duty tall kitchen trash bags
  • Heavy-duty contractor bags
  • Clorox regular bleach

**While HEA appreciates the thought, please do not donate anything not included on this list.

Donation locations include:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Office, TH 335
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology Office, ES 317
  • GBOSS/Financial Aid, SS 1203
  • Psychology Department Office, MAC C310
  • Cofrin Library Hallway, First Floor
  • Cofrin Library Plaza, Second Floor
  • Environmental Sciences Building Hallway, First Floor
  • Instructional Services Building, GAC Lab Entrance
  • Laboratory Sciences Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Rose Hall Hallway, First Floor
  • Studio Arts Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Wood Hall, Rosewood Café

Donations will be collected from now until the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Phi Kappa Phi Office, TH 335, at (920) 465-2336 or email phikappaphi@uwgb.edu.

Don’t forget to visit some of the Wisconsin Humane Society’s furry friends on Feb. 18

Wisconsin Humane Society is bringing some furry friends to the UW-Green Bay Campus on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Phoenix Room B in the University Union. Stop by the Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus information table to learn more about their organization, cuddle with critters and donate; the event is organized to help raise money for this year’s Give BIG Green Bay 24-hour giving event, which is meant to unite local nonprofit organizations and help them raise much-needed funds. The Wisconsin Humane Society Green Bay Campus is one of 40 chosen nonprofits participating this year.

Want to help homeless animals in your community? From noon on Feb. 18 to noon on Feb. 19, 2020, visit the WHS Green Bay Campus’ campaign page and donate at least $10 for your contribution to count towards their total! Only donations made through the Give BIG Green Bay website during those 24 hours will qualify for the event. Your donation of $10 or more will help the WHS Green Bay Campus continue to care for more than 3,000 homeless, sick, injured and abused animals every year here in Brown County.

The Green Bay Packers Foundation and additional local donors are generously providing a combined $362,500 in matching funds for Give BIG Green Bay. Organizations are granted funds based on the percentage of total dollars raised during the 24-hours of Give BIG Green Bay; every dollar you contribute at giveBIGgreenbay.org will have an even greater impact to not only the Human Society, but to all of the nonprofits involved. You CAN make a difference!

Learn more about the Wisconsin Humane Society at its website. Please contact Kellie at 920-469-3110 x2114 or kdelveaux@wihumane.org with any questions.

Phi Kappa Phi collecting donations for Happily Ever After

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, UW-Green Bay chapter, is now collecting donations for Happily Ever After (HEA) for its community service project. Happily Ever After is a No-Kill Animal Sanctuary with locations in Green Bay and Marion, Wis. The founder of HEA, Amanda Reitz (Elementary Education) ’08, is an alumna of UWGB and will be honored with an Outstanding Recent Alumni Award on Friday, Feb, 28, 2020. Please consider donating!

Donations to be accepted include food, toys and more for the dogs and cats. These are the items HEA and PKP are collecting:

Dogs

  • Purina Puppy Chow – Natural
  • The Loops 2 Leashes (Fleet Farm)
  • The Almost Indestructible Ball
  • Kong, JW Pet & Tuffy brand toys

Cats

  • Blue Buffalo Grain Free Cat Food – Salmon
  • Friskies Pate (canned)
  • Purina Kitten Chow
  • Purina Cat Chow – Original

General Care

  • Bath towels, blankets and sheets (new and used)
  • Absorbent paper towels
  • Heavy-duty tall kitchen trash bags
  • Heavy-duty contractor bags
  • Clorox regular bleach

**While HEA appreciates the thought, please do not donate anything not included on this list.

Donation locations include:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Office, TH 335
  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology Office, ES 317
  • GBOSS/Financial Aid, SS 1203
  • Psychology Department Office, MAC C310
  • Cofrin Library Hallway, First Floor
  • Cofrin Library Plaza, Second Floor
  • Environmental Sciences Building Hallway, First Floor
  • Instructional Services Building, GAC Lab Entrance
  • Laboratory Sciences Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Rose Hall Hallway, First Floor
  • Studio Arts Building Vending Area, First Floor
  • Wood Hall, Rosewood Café

Donations will be collected from now until the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Phi Kappa Phi Office, TH 335, at (920) 465-2336 or email phikappaphi@uwgb.edu.

UW-Green Bay partner, The Farmory, is part of Give BIG Green Bay

The Farmory, a UW-Green Bay partnership, is one of the local nonprofits participating in this year’s Give BIG Green Bay Campaign. The Farmory is a campaign that wants to model sustainable ways of growing, eating and living to those around them through education and outreach. The Farmory wishes to create a model of agricultural innovation that reimagines the use of indoor urban spaces and provides our community with opportunities to cultivate healthy, sustainable livelihoods.

Give BIG Green Bay is a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. This year’s campaign will be the third year of having a 24-hour community philanthropy event. The event starts on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 at noon and will end on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at noon. Donations can be made online through credit card payment, or in person through a check at the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation office.

There are 40 participating nonprofits in this year’s campaign. Other UW-Green Bay Partners include the Jack Nitschke Center, Paul’s Pantry and YMCA Greater Green Bay. More information regarding Give BIG Green Bay, including donation information, can be found on its website.

 

Generous donation to benefit UW-Green Bay

The Press-Gazette has reported that Green Bay residents Pauline and Ron Heim donated $16.5 million to the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, the largest single gift in the foundation’s history. As well, an anonymous donor made a $5 million donation to the foundation. These gifts will provide funding for many nonprofits in the Green Bay area. The UW-Green Bay Foundation expects to receive about $75,000 annually, which will be designated for scholarships in the name of Ron C. and Pauline P. Heim.

Clothing Swap to take place on Thursday (March 14)

The swap will be taking place on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. The swap provides free items (household, clothing, sports, books, media, kitchen, decor and small furniture) for students, employees and alumni. Items in clean and good condition may be donated in advance by contacting Stacie Christian Ph. D. at christis@uwgb.edu, or by dropping off items in the Campus Cupboard and Closet donation room in Rose Hall 140. Volunteers are also needed to set up on March 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Phoenix Rooms A and C.

Student Life partners with Handbags for Hope

The Office of Student Life is partnering with the local charity Handbags for Hope on a purse collection over spring break. Handbags for Hope collects gently used purses and fills them with personal supplies and donates them to women in need. Recipients have included Freedom House, St. Johns Shelter, Safe Haven, Golden House and NEW Community Shelter. Handbags for Hope has delivered over 2,000 purses to six states. Besides the purses, “Handbags” collects the following personal items to fill the bags for the recipients. Travel-sized and unused hotel items are perfect:

  • Lip Balm
  • Tissue Packs
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Feminine Products
  • Socks
  • Brushes/Combs/Picks
  • Washcloths
  • Toothbrush Holders
  • Lotion

Hand sanitizers will not be accepted.

There will be boxes located in the Student Life Suite to drop off items. To contact a member of Handbags for Hope team please email them below.

Kathy Kurowski – kkurowski@ashwaubenonk12.org

Bernie Donovan – berndono@hssd.k12.wi.us

Elona Winslow – ecwinslow@gbaps.org

Campus Kitchen fundraiser to take place Saturday, Feb. 16 through Friday, Feb. 22

Be a part of the solution to end hunger and food waste in Green Bay. UW-Green Bay’s Campus Kitchen is asking for a one-time donation to continue providing essential services to the community. Change jars will be made available in offices on campus where you can donate your pocket change. Donations can also be made through the fundraising website.

The Campus Kitchens Project is a national organization that empowers student volunteers to fight hunger in their community. On 65 university and high school campuses across the country, students transform unused food from dining halls, grocery stores, restaurants and farmers’ markets into meals that are delivered to local agencies serving those in need. Each Campus Kitchen goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to promote poverty solutions, implement garden initiatives, participate in nutrition education and convene food policy events.

 

UW-Green Bay Arboretum part of Give BIG Green Bay

The UW-Green Bay Arboretum will be part of the 24-hour Give BIG Green Bay event. The community-wide giving day, hosted by the Green Bay Packers Foundation and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, supports 40 organizations that serve the community representing different sectors. From noon on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 through noon on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, you can give online to support the community’s nonprofits. Read the Green Bay Press-Gazette article