Students for University Advancement (SUA) is gearing up for spring Impact Week, (March 12 – 16). Each semester, three community service projects proposed by student organizations compete for a grand prize of $2,500 to execute their project. The winner is determined by the number of votes an organization receives from their peers. Votes are cast in the form of a $5 donation that can benefit the project directly, or impact a specific area of campus. Student programs, academic majors and scholarship funds are all student favorites! Second place will receive $1,500, and third place will receive $1,000. The prize money is generously donated by alumni and departments. Thank you to all who donated, including Doug Bunch ’02. We are grateful for your continued partnership. The winner is determined by the number of votes an organization receives from their peers. Votes are cast in the form of a $5 donation that can benefit the project directly, or impact a specific area of campus. Student programs, academic majors and scholarship funds are all student favorites!
This semester, Greater City Williamsburg, Lafayette Kids, Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) and Phi Mu will compete against each other. While each project is unique, they all benefit the William & Mary and Williamsburg community:
- Greater City Williamsburg is partnering with 3e, an organization aimed at addressing and supporting those facing homelessness. This project helps local residents by hand-delivering non-perishable food kits to those in need.
- Lafayette Kids is working with students from Lafayette Village to create a collection of books and movies that feature commonly underrepresented groups, notably African – American and Hispanic minorities. Together, they hope to create a library that ensures the students of Lafayette Village see themselves positively represented in both literature and film.
- SAE & Phi Mu are teaming up to support Erase the Need, a former program of the Williamsburg-James City County school district that recently lost federal funding. This program helps provide low-income students and families with adequate school, personally hygiene and cleaning supplies.
Starting Monday, March 12, students from SUA and the three organizations will be tabling and educating their peers about the projects and how their gift of $5 can impact the projects or an area of William & Mary. If you would like to learn more about the projects featured in spring Impact Week, please contact Lyda Phillips Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (757) 221 – 1943.