October 1, 2023

Head Start Gift Box Drive 2021

Hello, UMW Faculty and Staff!

COAR’s annual Head Start Gift Box Drive is back this year, and happening right now!

During this drive, we fill wrapped shoebox-size boxes with small toys and necessities for three- to five-year-old students in the Head Start program at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania schools. The boxes will be delivered to the students by Dean Rucker (dressed as Santa) and COAR staff during finals week. Each box should include a small toy, hat, gloves, toothbrush, toothpaste, coloring book/stickers, and markers or crayons. A list of required, recommended, and prohibited items is available on our Facebook page and Instagram, as well as inside the boxes.

We will be tabling at the University Center lobby from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM Monday-Friday beginning on November 8 and ending on November 19. Boxes may be checked out at our table or in the Center for Community Engagement during 9:00-5:00 office hours. We are also happy to deliver them to you anywhere on campus – just email us and let us know how many you would like. COAR staff will also be making the rounds in the next two weeks to various academic buildings, so you can pick one up then. We ask that you return any and all boxes by Tuesday, November 23th at 5 PM to the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) Suite 320 in the University Center.

If you are interested in checking out a box (or a few) please do not hesitate to reach out or stop by our table at the UC!

Carleigh Rahn
COAR Staff Director