Fall Impact Week is November 8-14, 2023 and Spring Impact Week is March 21-27, 2024. Impact Week is an event where three student organizations will compete to receive grant funding to complete their proposed community service project. These projects will benefit the William & Mary community and beyond. To receive funding, organizations must encourage fellow students to vote for their project in the form of a $5 gift to William & Mary that can benefit any area of campus. Funding received will be determined by the number of votes:
- 1st place will receive $2,500 towards their project
- 2nd place will receive $1,500 towards their project
- 3rd place will receive $1,000 towards their project
Impact Week Fall Org 2023
For our impact week project, we seek to raise money to buy toys for Toys for Tots, a national organization that gives toys to underserved, low-income children during the holidays. The funds we raise will go towards buying toys that we will deliver to a local Toys for Tots collection center. These toys would then get distributed regionally to children from low-income families.
Our project will bring happiness and joy to underprivileged children by providing them with gifts and the holiday spirit that they deserve. Donating gifts not only brightens the lives of these children, but in supporting Toys for Tots, you help strengthen the bonds within our community and bring people together for a good cause. All in all, our project benefits both the donors and the children who will receive the gifts from Toys for Tots.
Latin American Student Union
Our philanthropy for this year is to help underprivileged children in ESL programs. Most times,
programs like these are overlooked, which is why we want to give back in order for them to have
an equal opportunity to learn. We plan to buy supplies for teachers in the WJCC area as well as
bilingual books so that they can learn English while still embracing their first language as well as
facilitating their learning process. If you would like to help us win first place, you can give a $5
minimum donation to give a vote and help the children in Williamsburg.
The Panhellenic Council is the overarching council of the 10 Panhellenic sororities and a little over 1000 members. As the largest women’s interest group on campus, William & Mary’s Panhellenic Council aims to recognize and combat issues facing women both on our campus and in our Williamsburg community. Period poverty affects millions of women across the country. An estimated 22 million women in the US alone are unable to afford menstrual products, especially in lower income communities. Previous research indicates that over 50% of participants from lower income indicated that at some point in their lives, they were unable to afford both feminine products for the month and food for the month, and about 20% indicated that this choice was a monthly occurrence. On campus, free menstrual products are available in Sadler and the Health Center and we are hoping to have additional dispensers installed in academic buildings and keep them filled throughout the year.
Impact Week Spring 2024
Stay tuned for student organizations for Spring Impact Week.
Please don't hestiate reach out to us if you have questions regarding submitting an Impact Week application.
- Ronan Gormley '25, SUA Philanthropy Chair
- Courtney Hurt, Associate Director, Student Philanthropy