Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Give a little, make a big difference. Library annual giving project under way

It's Giving Tuesday, the perfect day to launch the annual holiday giving project to benefit  community members in need.

For the 20th year, the UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library Staff Association, a voluntary organization composed of library faculty and staff, is sponsoring an annual fundraiser to benefit the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association.Funds are used to purchase rice for the organization's rice pantry, and in the last 10 years (for which records exist) the project has raised a total of almost $8000. A donation of $5 can feed a family of five or six for a week.

The HMAA is a social service agency that serves the local Hmong community by operating a food pantry and assisting in housing, employment and translating services. The agency also works with other area services to assist the local Hmong community.

  • Donations are tax deductible and can be made online at https://connect.uwec.edu/library by selecting Holiday Giving Project – HMAA Rice Pantry as the donation designation.
  • Donations can be made as gifts, memorials and tributes to someone. To do so, select Memorial/Tribute under What prompted you to give today.
  • Checks, made payable to UW-Eau Claire Foundation and indicating Holiday Giving Project – HMAA Rice Pantry on the memo line, or cash should be submitted via mail or campus mail to Jill Markgraf in McIntyre Library. 
  • Donations also may be dropped off at the library reference desk or in the donation box near the new-book shelf on the first floor of the library.

For more information, see http://libguides.uwec.edu/hmaagiving  or contact Jill Markgraf at 715-836-5357 or markgrjs@uwec.edu.

No comments: