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Holiday & Winter Community Donation Drives

With the holidays and the change of seasons around the corner, there are a number of ways that UF students, faculty, and staff can contribute to our community partners.  We've compiled a list of different in-kind or monetary donation opportunities that is being sponsored by our community partners.   

off-campus life ambassadors and peaceful path's drop your socks in a box drive - collecting through december 7

The Off Campus Life Ambassadors are collecting unused socks and underwear to benefit our friends at Peaceful Paths!  Peaceful Paths provides a wide range of services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, crisis hotline, victim advocacy, and much more for survivors of domestic abuse.  The drive will start Nov. 21 and end Dec. 7!  Donations can include socks & underwear for women, infants, and children in various sizes.  You can drop off any donations at the Housing Office by Beaty Towers!

Student Activities and Involvement Fall Food Drive – Collecting through December 8th

Student Activities and Involvement will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to UF Field and Fork Pantry this holiday season. In addition to spreading some holiday cheer, student organizations that donate 50 items will receive either a tabling space or banner reservation on the date of their choosing, donate 100 items or more and your organization will receive $1 in catering scholarships up to $250. Student Organizations can drop off any donations in the Student Engagement Portal on the 3rd floor of the Reitz Union. For more information please contact sarahf@studentinvolvement.ufl.edu

Catholic Charities of Gainesville's Toy and Gift Collection Drive- Collecting through December 15

Christmas Wish List

Please donate items on the Christmas Wish List to Catholic Charities Gainesville's location (1701 NE 9th St A, Gainesville, FL 32609) by December 15.  For more information or questions about this collection drive, please contact Catholic Charities Gainesville at 352-224-6442 or lporter@ccgnv.org.  

#GivingTuesday- November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. #GivingTuesday created a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more in your own community.  For more information, please visit:  https://www.givingtuesday.org/.  

tri-county community resource center coats for kids - collecting through december 15

Tri-County Community Resource Center will be collecting new and very gently used children’s winter coats (size 4-16), scarves, gloves, and blankets again this year. Items will be distributed December 18 – January 30, during special clothing closet opportunities for families with children. Your donation will assist families in keeping kids warm and healthy from colds during these winter months. Drop off location will be the Tri-County Community Resource Center located at 15 N Main Street Chiefland, FL 32626.  For more information call 352-507-4000.

UF holiday food drive - field and fork pantry- Collecting through december 21

Please join us in giving back to the UF community this holiday season.  We will be collecting food for UF’s Field and Fork Pantry.  The Field and Fork Pantry is open to students, faculty and staff who can’t afford to feed themselves and their families.  Since opening in fall of 2015, the Pantry has served over 13,500 visitors and distributed over 112,000 lbs. The Pantry relies almost exclusively on donations. Due to generosity from friends like the Division of Student Affairs, the Pantry is able to help Gators be successful in class and in their day-to-day lives.

Let us spread the joy of the holidays by giving back to the UF community. The Division of Student Affairs is holding an annual holiday food drive to benefit UF community members in need.  Donations will be accepted through December 21, 2017.  We have scheduled two pickups.  The first will be on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 and the second will be on Thursday, December 21, 2017.  The Field and Fork Campus Food Program will accept all donations, but we have also included a list of items that are in demand:

Proteins-(peanut butter, nut butter, canned tuna, canned chicken, canned beans, etc.)

Grains- (rice, pasta, cereal, granola bars, popcorn, etc.)

Drop Boxes will be located throughout the Division at the following locations: b Main Housing Office, Dean of Students Office, Vice President for Student Affairs Office, Counseling & Wellness Center, Student Activities and Involvement, Southwest Recreation Center, GatorWell, Disability Resource Center, Student Government.  For Additional Information, please call Kathy Chambers at 392-1265.  

Off-Campus Life Ambassadors & Peaceful Paths'  DROP YOUR SOCKS IN THE BOX drive - Collegecting Through December 7

The Off Campus Life Ambassadors are collecting unused socks and underwear to benefit our friends at Peaceful Paths.  Peaceful Paths provides a wide range of services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, crisis hotline, victim advocacy, and much more for survivors of domestic abuse.  The drive will start Nov. 21st and end Dec. 7!  Donations can include socks & underwear for women and children in various sizes.  You can drop off any donations at the Housing Office by Beaty Towers!

Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. & GRACE Marketplace's  Warm for the Winter Coat Drive  

November is Homeless Awareness Month, and this year the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., along with our amazing cosponsors, is hosting a warm clothing drive to help keep the homeless in Gainesville warm this winter!  Any and all donations are accepted (socks, pants, jackets, blankets, etc.) All donations will go to GRACE Marketplace.  Drop-off Locations:  -MCDA Suite ( 2nd level of the Reitz)  -Sorority and Fraternity Affairs Office ( 3rd floor of the Reitz)  -Housing Office ( Next to Beaty Towers)

Know any opportunity that we can share?

We love to share as many opportunities as possible to serve with and donate to our community partners.  If you know of any opportunity that is not currently listed, please email cls@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu, and we will make sure to add it to our webpage.