[uclasa-l] Opportunities to Give Back to the Campus Community
Bass, Kyrie L.
KBass at ts.ucla.edu
Mon Sep 22 14:58:20 PDT 2008
UCLA staff are joining forces to help the campus community in many ways.
Below as just a few opportunities to donate your time and resources to
making our community a better place. Please take a moment to review the
information below. We encourage each of you to help in whatever way you
can! These opportunities will also be posted on the Staff Assembly
website at www.staffassembly.ucla.edu
President, UCLA Staff Assembly
(310) 825-4557 - phone
(310) 206-7341 - fax
Mentors Needed for Children Uniting Nations
UCLA Anderson is partnering with Children Uniting Nations (CUN), an
organization which targets at-risk youth, partners them with mentors to
provide coaching and other support to ensure that they remain in school.
This year, CUN is targeting foster youth, and have reached out to UCLA
for assistance in finding staff to potentially be mentors. UCLA
Anderson and CUN have identified a goal of finding 700 mentors at the
For more information about the program and requirements for mentors
http://www.staffassembly.ucla.edu/community/anderson-cun.htm or e-mail
Stella Marks at stella.marks at anderson.ucla.edu.
Dining Out to End Cancer
UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation is launching a new program
called Dining Out to End Cancer. During the month of October, receive
15-25% discounts at some of LA's best restaurants with the purchase of
the $25 Dining Out to End Cancer card. All proceeds will support
leading-edge research at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
For more information and to see a list of participating restaurants,
please visit http://www.diningouttoendcancer.com.
Dribble for the Cure
Coach Ben Howland's UCLA men's basketball team and the Bruin Athletic
Department have joined forces with UCLA basketball great John Vallely,
the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) and Mattel Children's
Hospital UCLA for the inaugural "Dribble For The Cure". The event will
take place on the UCLA campus at historic Pauley Pavilion on Sunday,
November 2, 8:30 a.m.-Noon. Proceeds will be directed to finding a cure
for pediatric cancer and supporting the treatment of children with
cancer at the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. The event will start and
end at Pauley Pavilion, where activities, autographs, food booths and
entertainment will be featured. Participants will have the opportunity
to meet the UCLA men's basketball squad, along with student-athletes
from other Bruin athletic teams. Each participant is asked to bring
their own basketball and "Dribble for the Cure" on a course through the
UCLA campus. Participants will be asked to collect pledges from family
and friends for their "Dribble" and will become eligible for prizes
based on pledge amounts turned in the day of the event. Each participant
will also receive an official "Dribble for the Cure" t-shirt. In
addition, participants will receive free entry to two UCLA athletic
events later that afternoon - Men/Women Soccer doubleheader
(Noon/2:30p.m.) at Marshall Field and a Women's Basketball exhibition
game (2 p.m.) in Pauley Pavilion.
For more information and to register for UCLA's "Dribble For The Cure"
event on Nov. 2, please go to http://www.dribbleforthecure.com
<http://www.dribbleforthecure.com/> or call 949-859-6312.
2008 UCLA Canned Food Drive
Last year, UCLA Transportation sponsored a food drive to benefit the Los
Angeles Regional Foodbank. Our campus was successful in collecting over
13,000 pounds of food to help the less fortunate in LA. This year we
have challenged our cross-town rival, the University of Southern
California, to see which school can contribute more to LA. This year's
food drive is a direct competition with USC to see who can raise the
most money, volunteer the most hours and donate the most food to benefit
the less fortunate in our city. This year's Food Drive will be running
from November 3 through December 22. UCLA Transportation is partnering
with departments on campus that have donated in the past, as well as
those that wish to become involved in any way.
Here are some ways that you can help:
1) Host a collection barrel in your office
2) Host an office drive to collect cans and donations
3) Challenge other departments within UCLA
4) Challenge other floors within your building
5) Contact friends and colleagues about the drive
If you or your department wish to be involved, please contact
fooddrive at ts.ucla.edu.
Mattel Hospital Holiday Cards Designed by Young Patients
Keep in touch this holiday season by sending a message of hope and
healing while making a difference in a seriously ill child's life. Art
has the power to help heal. For hospitalized children, art can be a way
to express their hopes and their joys. Visions of the holiday season
created by patients at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA adorn the 2008
Holiday Card and Gift Tag special collections. Also offered is a
collector's Barbie Holiday Card provided by Mattel, Inc. By purchasing a
set of cards, you help young patients at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
in many ways. Proceeds from sales benefit the Child Life/Child
Development Program, whose specialists work with hospitalized children
to help ease their anxieties and fears. Choose a message or customize
your own. With some selections, you can even upload a digital photograph
to create a truly unique care. For card images, please go to
Easy, online ordering allows you to get exactly what you want! Go to
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