Guardian Scholars Food/Toiletry Drive

The Guardian Scholars Program provides emotional and financial assistance for UCR students who were emancipated from foster care. These are students that many times do not have the same family support that traditional students do, and if not for the program, these students would not have even their most basic needs — such as food and shelter — met.

The program is collecting nonperishable items to help stock the GS food pantry. According to Alyssa Heckmann, GS program coordinator, the pantry is stocked with plenty of toothbrushes and toothpaste, but other toiletry items would be appreciated. They also have a student who is lactose intolerant, and another with a gluten allergy, so those specialty items are also needed.

Gift cards to Subway, Starbucks, and places within walking distance of the campus are also appreciated, so that Guardian Scholars have food options when the campus closes during the break.

Items can be dropped off at:

  • Alumni & Visitors Center administrative suite
  • Events Management & Protocol

If you would like to participate, please deliver items by Friday, Dec. 12.

You can also support the Guardian Scholars program by donating to Dance Marathon. We have a matching donor up to $25,000—so every dollar donated counts as two!

For more information on items to donate, please contact Kristin Seiler  at x22586 or kristin.seiler@ucr.edu.

More Did You Know?

Staff Assembly Christmas Party

Diamonds are forever, but the holidays only come once a year. So come celebrate with your fellow staff members and enjoy an afternoon of games, refreshments, and chances to win great prizes at the Staff Assembly “Casino Royale”-themed Holiday Party on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. in HUB 302.

The party will feature gaming tables, a prize cage, hors d’oeuvres, a photo booth, and an open bar with mocktails.

You are invited to join in the fun by dressing up in your finest — black tie or other formal wear — or just come as you are! Be sure to bring your $100 “Andy-Bucks” to exchange for $100 in casino money.

The Holiday Party is free and open to all staff members and student employees.

Looking for a Leaf?

Nissan is offering a discount to University of California staff, students and retirees on the purchase or lease of an all-electric Nissan Leaf. The deal lasts through Dec. 31 of this year. The UC does not endorse any particular product, but does pass along information about discounts. The program provides an additional $1,000 discount on top of whatever state and federal subsidies are available. Please see their promotional flier and/or contact your local Nissan dealer for more information.

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