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Pop-Up Benefit: A Call to Action volunteers/ flyers

Below is the message from USG regarding volunteers; needed for the Pop-Up pantry event. Please spread the information to as many peers as possible. Thank you

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Hi Everyone,

First, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for their hard work putting together the benefit. I have attached the room setup for the evening so you all can visualize everything.

Misc updates:

1) 100 gold and black balloons have been ordered for the event.0104_0010

2) Catering has been purchased

3) Timothy will be the photographer  for the evening

4) programs for the event have been ordered.

5) gift bags will be given to volunteers, performers/speakers, and to VIP’s

6) art showcase- proceeding well

7) silent auction- proceeding well

8) pledge board- proceeding well

Volunteers: We will need between 10-12 volunteers for the event. Alea Thompson (athomp40@uic.edu) from SLDVS is in charge of volunteers for the event. If you have any members interested in volunteering at the event please direct them to her. We will need the most volunteers at 4:00pm to setup for the event and also the end to clean up. If we call could contribute one or two volunteers then we can easily hit the 10-12 volunteer target.

Attached also if the flyer for the event. The Wellness Center has offered to post the flyer around campus, but lets all do our part to share the flyer.

PDF: 0104_001

Thank you all again for your help and support with the benefit.

Best Regards,

Brandon Gaskew

Student | Political Science | University of Illinois at Chicago | Vice President | Undergraduate Student Government Student |Student Center East | Suite No. 397 | Meet through appointment| (773) 294-6166 (cell) | (312) 996-7877 (USG Office) | bgaskew@gmail.com |usgvicepresident@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/UICUSG

 

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SERVICE & LEADERSHIP – SQuad Regardless – An Educational Mentoring Foundation

Regardless 2013-2014 Handout

SQuad Regardless – An Educational Mentoring Foundation

Mission Statement
We Educate and Motivate kids- through mentoring- to improve key character traits
– WE NEED MENTORS! CAN YOU PLEASE HELP US?
– Our mentoring develops social and emotional skills in kids, which improves
behaviors, attitude, and emotional-wellness.
– We mentor “at-risk” and “high-potential” kids through 1-1 mentoring or through
group mentoring workshops.
– Our kids are from low socio-economic communities in Chicago and Regardless is
responsible for 150 kids for 2013-2014 (on the South and West sides of Chicago).
– For workshops, mentors volunteer once a week for 2 hours. All college students
are invited to help with workshops.
– For 1-1 mentorship, mentors volunteer 2 times a month for 2 hours. Graduate
level students and/or working professionals are preferred for 1-1 partnerships.
– Visit http://www.squadrupled.com/events for dates, location, and times for
monthly “Regardless Informational/Orientation” sessions. The first sessions for
2013-2014 will be from 11am-12pm at 244 E. Pershing Rd. (Phillips Academy
High School) on September 7, 2013 and October 5, 2013. Interested mentors are
strongly encouraged to visit these sessions to learn more about our organization
and how we mentor kids.

– Please email SQuadrupled@gmail.com to express interest!

APRIL 2013 UIC Blood Drive

AT UIC, WE DONATE BLOOD.

GOAL for the month of April is 150 blood donors and 15 platelet donors.  

April is National Donate Life Month. Be a part of something great.

MAJOR CHANGE: All donors at blood drives must now have an appointment. We will only take walk-ins if there is an open slot. 

Remember during emergencies, it’s the blood and platelets on the shelf that matters most.

You can be the difference in saving someone’s life. 

UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES.

Wednesday and Thursday, April 3rd and 4th, 2013. H.O.L.A. Health Oriented Latino Association is hosting the 2013 Cesar Chavez College Birthday Blood Drive Challenge. Student Center East, Ft. Dearborn Room, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Our goal is 30 blood donor appointments each day. Contact Elizabeth Ortiz eortiz24@uic.edu for blood donor appointments.

This will also be an opportunity for donors to join the National Marrow Donor Program. Donors of all races and ethnicities are needed and welcome to join. You do not need to donate blood to join the marrow program. Goal for the marrow program is 50 donors each day. Marrow Donors can register on-line at http://www.bethematch.org Enter Promo Code: UIChicago.

The Need for Donors

Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases need a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. They depend on Be The Match Registry® to find a match — someone like you.  We all have the power to help, the power to give hope.

Finding a match: The basics

For a successful transplant, a patient needs a matching donor. If you are between the ages of 18 and 44, patients especially need you.  Doctors choose donors based on what is best for their patient. When more than one potential donor is a good HLA match for a patient, doctors will also consider other factors, including the donor’s age.  Research shows that cells from younger donors lead to more successful transplants. Doctors request donors in the 18-44 age group 90 percent of the time.

Race and ethnicity matter

Because the markers used in matching are inherited, patients are more likely to match someone from their own ancestry. Adding more donors and cord blood units from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to the Be The Match Registry increases the likelihood that all patients will find the match they need.
Your heritage can make all the difference. If you are from one of the following communities, you are especially encouraged to join the Be The Match Registry or donate umbilical cord blood:
*    Black and African American
*    American Indian and Alaska Native
*    Asian, including South Asian
*    Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
*    Hispanic and Latino
*    Multiple race

A match for every patient. Hope for every family.

We have a registry of millions. But we still do not have matched bone marrow donors or umbilical cord blood for all patients, especially for those from racially and ethnically diverse communities.

We need more people to join the registry and expectant parents to donate umbilical cord blood. With your help, more people will receive a transplant. And more families will have a future filled with hope.

MAKE YOUR IMPACT AT UIC, DONATE BLOOD and platelets.

NOTES: PLEASE READ!!!!!! Important information.

Please keep your appointment. 

Please allow 45 minutes to one hour to donate blood.

Please make sure to bring photo ID when you come to any blood drive on campus or at the main center to donate blood or platelets. The FDA requirement is that all donors show identification when presenting to donate blood or platelets. This requirement is regardless of whether the staff clearly recognizes you as a long time donor. So please remember to bring your ID. We would hate to have to turn you away from donating. 

We “HIGHLY Recommend” that all potential donors make sure to eat a good meal no more than four (4) HOURS BEFORE PRESENTING TO DONATE  BLOOD OR PLATELETS. And start to drink more fluids than usual at least one day prior to donating. If you have not had anything to eat or drink, the blood donor center staff is going to “highly recommend” (meaning may not let you donate) that you do. 

If you have traveled outside the United States within the last three (3) years, please write down the exact timeframe that you were outside the states and when you returned and the exact places that you visited. Bring this information with you. There is a question on the questionnaire that specifically asks for this information. 

All platelet donors must be scheduled to donate at the main blood donor center, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, 1740 W. Taylor Street, main floor. Must call for an appointment, 312.996.6970. Monday thru Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System Blood and Hemotherapy Center is the sole facilitator of all blood drives on campus. All blood and platelets collected from donors are solely used for patients at the campus hospital.

Volunteer and Intern Opportunities

Fathers Who Care (FWC) is currently seeking volunteers or interns to serve as grant writers, social workers, and webmasters. Please contact Rev. Walter Jones regarding these service opportunities.

Fathers Who Care (FWC) is a comprehensive, parental involvement, social service initiative located in Chicago’s  West Garfield neighborhood. Fathers Who Care was originally founded to provide an educational and nurturing environment for custodial and non-custodial fathers to build paternal social skills and enhance paternal- child relationships. Fathers Who Care continues to provide services to fathers and endeavors to empower youth within the community. FWC empowers youth through the provision of mentoring, drug and violence prevention initiatives, and opportunities for community advocacy and employment. ( Website:http://fatherswhocare.org/ )

Fathers Who Care

4540 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, Illinois 60624

Office: (773) 287-5821/ Fax: (773) 287-5853

Email: walter@fatherswhocare.us

     info@fatherswhocare.org

Feb 25 – ASB SPRING 2013 TRIPS ANNOUNCEMENT

UPDATE FEB 22: 

WE HAVE CHANGED THE LOCATION OF OUR GENERAL BODY MEETING ON MONDAY. The meeting will now be held in LECTURE CENTER C1 at the same time, 5:00PM. Come hear the volunteer opportunity trips we have planned for your Spring break, and enjoy some delicious food that will be provided by us at the meeting!! Hope to see you all Monday!  

 

 

Hey Grad Student!

Are you passionate about social justice? Interested in working with like-minded persons to provide service and learn more about a particular issue? Looking for a unique travel and learning opportunity??  Well…you might want to consider applying for a SPRING service trip with Alternative Spring Break!

 

This is Anita, your president, writing. I hope everyone is doing well with exams underway. As the semester moves forward, the week of our Spring trips nears! With that said, we have some exciting news! ASB will be having its second General Body Meeting on Monday, February 25th in BSB 140 at 5:00PM. And at the GBM, we will be announcing our Spring 2013 trips!! We will be reporting important information on how to apply, details about the trips, etc. So it’s very important to attend this meeting. Our Site Development team has given us the opportunity to work with some commendable organizations this semester. We are all very eager to announce our trips, and inspired to give students the opportunity to travel across the country to volunteer with non-profit organizations once again this semester. So, come with questions and get pumped to see what we have in store for you! Hope to see you all next Monday!
 
 
Best Regards, 
 
Anita Dave 
Alternative Spring Break, President 

Feb 2013 UIC Blood Drive Schedule

Updated 1/25/13

AT UIC, WE DONATE BLOOD.

GOAL for the month of February is 100 blood donors and 15 platelet donors.

Show some love in February and donate because you have a heart.

MAJOR CHANGE: All donors at blood drives must now have an appointment. We will only take walk-ins if there is an open slot.

Remember during emergencies, it’s the blood and platelets on the shelf that matters most.

You can be the difference in saving someone’s life.

UPCOMING BLOOD DRIVES.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, January 29th, 30th and 31st, 2013. Semi-Annual OCC/Phlebotomy Department  Blood Drive. Drives will be held in the lobby of the OCC Building on West Campus at the corner of Taylor and Wood Streets. Drives are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. Goal is 20 donor  appointments each day. Please contact Angela McCluster Phlebotomy Services, 5-3002 or amcclust@uic.edu  to schedule an appointment. Contact Drew Ross andross@uic.edu for eligibility questions.

Thursday, February 7, 2013. College of Medicine Blood Drive. Drive will be held on West Campus in Student Center West in the Thompson Room on the second floor. Drive is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Goal is 25 donor appointments. Please contact Ameera Haamid ameera.s.haamid@gmail.com to schedule an appointment. Contact Drew Rossandross@uic.edu for eligibility questions.

Mini-Blood Drives: Contact Drew Ross andross@uic.edu to schedule an appointment for these drives.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Student Center East, White Oak Room, 3rd Floor. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 15 appointments open.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Student Center East, Ft. Dearborn Room, 3rd Floor. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 15 appointments open.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Student Center East, White Oak Room, 3rd Floor. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 15 appointments open.

Thursday, February 21, 2013. Student Center East, Ft. Dearborn Room, 3rd Floor. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 15 appointments open.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Student Center East, Ft. Dearborn Room, 3rd Floor. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 15 appointments open.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Student Center East, Ft. Dearborn Room, 3rd Floor. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 15 appointments open.

Thursday, February 28, 2013. Student Center East, Ft. Dearborn Room, 3rd Floor. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 15 appointments open.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013. Tau Beta Pi Blood Drive Student Center East, Ft. Dearborn Room, 3rd Floor. 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 20 appointments open. Please contact Megan Wroclawski
megan.wroclawski@gmail.com to schedule your appointment.

MAKE YOUR IMPACT AT UIC, DONATE BLOOD and platelets.

NOTES: PLEASE READ!!!!!! Important information.

Please allow 45 minutes to one hour to donate blood.

Please make sure to bring photo ID when you come to any blood drive on campus or at the main center to donate blood or platelets. The FDA requirement is that all donors show identification when presenting to donate blood or platelets. This requirement is regardless of whether the staff clearly recognizes you as a long time donor. So please remember to bring your ID. We would hate to have to turn you away from donating.

We “HIGHLY Recommend” that all potential donors make sure to eat a good meal no more than four (4) HOURS BEFORE PRESENTING TO DONATE  BLOOD OR PLATELETS. And start to drink more fluids than usual at least one day prior to donating. If you have not had anything to eat or drink, the blood donor center staff is going to “highly recommend” (meaning may not let you donate) that you do.

If you have traveled outside the United States within the last three (3) years, please write down the exact timeframe that you were outside the states and when you returned and the exact places that you visited. Bring this information with you. There is a question on the questionnaire that specifically asks for this information.

All platelet donors must be scheduled to donate at the main blood donor center, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, 1740 W. Taylor Street, main floor. Must call for an appointment, 312.996.6970. Monday thru Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System Blood and Hemotherapy Center is the sole facilitator of all blood drives on campus. All blood and platelets collected from donors are solely used for patients at the campus hospital.

Simple Strategies for Sustainable Success (SQuad’s) Regardless Campaign

Hello UIC Graduate Students,
I would like to take a quick moment to remind you of an excellent opportunity to educate and help Chicago kids.  SQuad Regardless is an educational program that is educating kids at Phillips High School (on the South Side) and hoping to expand to Crane High School (on the Near West Side of Chicago) during the next academic semester.  We secure one-one partnerships with kids to build Core Competencies and to inspire sustainable growth. In order to expand, we need you!  Please visit our website @ www.SQuadrupled.com and email SQuadrupled@gmail.com for more information.