Library is top United Way fundraiser on campus

Monday, December 4, 2017

Library staff were busy with many fundraising events throughout the United Way month of October. Not only was this the most successful fundraising year for the Library, we were the top event fundraisers for the University of Waterloo United Way Campaign.

Go team!

Library United Way team

The Library's enthusiastic United Way team helped to plan brand new events, old favourites and collected money from staff each Friday for dress-down days.

Following some hands-on help on the United Way Day of Caring, the year's fundraising efforts were kicked off by a Library Administration garage sale to find new homes for (close to) 60 years of stuff that had accumulated in the Library Office. The United Way team then got us red-y for the month of October by decorating Dana Porter and Davis Centre libraries for the United Way Day of Red.

Feeding body and soul

Bake sale table

Sarah Martin with the Bake Sale spread.

A new social art lunch facilitated by one of our own, artist Carmen Peters, fed staff creativity, and a bake sale and ice cream social helped feed our bellies!

The biggest success of the year - the popular annual silent auction - was better than ever. Over 100 items were donated by staff and local businesses, and special one-day flash auctions for extra special items, including a weekend hotel getaway, got everyone's blood pumping. We can be pretty competitive!

staff with ice cream toppings

Musagetes Library co-op students Nick and Gupreet serving up ice cream.


Staff holding paintings of northern lights

Staff show off their masterpieces, following the Library's first social art lunch, hosted by Library Clerk Carmen Peters.

Combined with other donations, the Library raised over $3,600 this year to support the United Way Waterloo Region and all the great work they do in our community - more than any other department on campus. Well done everyone!

Don't let the giving stop there...Library staff are collecting items for the Salvation Army Toy Drive up until December 15.

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