Volunteer UCF, in partnership with the Campus Activities Board and many registered student organizations, sponsored a donations drive on January 13-29 for earthquake survivors in Haiti. Students, faculty and staff collected items, such as baby formula, canned foods, clothing, hygiene products, medical supplies, blankets and many other needed materials to locations across campus, including the Fairwinds Alumni Center, Recreation and Wellness Center, Health Center, and the Student Union.
On January 30, more than 120 students volunteered to collect the items on campus and transport them to Harvest Time International, a non-profit organization that ships supplies directly to victims of disaster. Upon arrival, the volunteers sorted through the goods and packaged them for transport.
The event was such a success that Volunteer UCF is planning to hold another donation drive in late February to provide support to the country.
Volunteer UCF, Campus Activities Board, and registered student organizations are located in the Office of Student Involvement in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.