December 1, 2023

Updates From the Center for Community Engagement

We have a few updates from the Center for Community Engagement as we enter the holiday season.

  1. COAR’s Gift Box Drive: COAR’s annual Head Start Gift Box Drive is back this year! You can check out a gift box from COAR and fill it with small toys and necessities for 3-5 year old students in the Head Start program in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania schools. The boxes will be delivered to the Head Start programs by COAR staff during finals week. Head Start is a national child development program for children from birth to age 5, which provides services to promote academic, social, and emotional development for eligible families. In order to check out a gift box, grab a box when COAR students come by your office or stop by COAR’s table when they are tabling in the CRUC in the next few weeks. There will also be a friendly competition between buildings – visit this website to learn more. No time to fill a box? Donate to COAR’s foundation account, or take a look at COAR’s Amazon wish list.
  2. Red Cross Blood Drive: The Red Cross Club will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on campus on Nov. 9th.  Use this link and enter the code “UMW” to sign up to donate. The drive will be held in Chandler Ballroom in the CRUC from 11:00-4:00.
  3. Election Day with UMW Votes: UMW Votes and their partners will be providing free rides to the polls in Fredericksburg from 9:00am – 6:00pm on Election Day, Tues. Nov. 7th. The Fredericksburg Trolley will be on campus from 9:00am – 6:00pm to provide rides to Dorothy Hart Community Center and students can stop by an Info table at the Bell Tower to get a sample ballot or check their registration status.