June 17, 2024

SAC Sponsors School Supply, WhyHunger Campaigns

School Supply Drive 001The Staff Advisory Council’s Activities Committee is initiating two simultaneous campaigns that run through the month of August.

The first campaign is the annual School Supplies Drive, benefiting several area elementary schools.  Among the items needed are pencils, spiral notebooks, erasers, crayons, glue sticks, tissues, and plastic bags.  For a complete list of school supplies, visit www.walmart.com/classrooms/lists/57-Elementary-K-2nd-School-Supplies-List.  Last year, the SAC donated to four area elementary schools.

School supplies will be stored on campus until Friday, Aug 29th, and then delivered on Monday, Sept 1.  All area schools begin on Tuesday, September 2nd this year.

In addition to the School Supply Drive, we will be participating in WhyHunger’s Summer Food Program targeting our area children who have been fed at school during the school year, but may not have enough food during the summer months.

WhyHunger is a national organization striving to close the hunger gap between the close of school in the summer and beginning of school in the fall.

As we collect food, the Activities Committee will deliver the donations weekly to the following WhyHunger centers in our area:

·         Bragg Hill Family Life Center

·         Hazel Hill Complex

·         Mayfield Civic Association

·         Lafayette Upper Elementary

Current UMW donation locations for both drives are:

Fairfax House – Human Resources Office

Jepson Alumni Executive Center

Lee Hall

Marye House

Eagle Village – 4th floor

GW – 3rd floor

Trinkle Hall, 2nd floor

Stafford Campus – South

Facilities Services – Lobby

To find out how you and your department can help, or to become a donation location, contact Priscilla Sullivan, S.A.C. Activities Chair at psulliva@umw.edu.