Student fundraising Organization Slug 2 Slug throws biggest campus dance party of the year, Slugfest, to raise money for student scholarships. Slug 2 Slug highlights the importance of school spirit and campus philanthropy.
This week’s Community Chest highlights Chris Silva, a third-year UC Santa Cruz student who actively engages in volunteerism. As the director of the Student Volunteer Center, Silva looks to bring his extensive past volunteer experience to bear.
On Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at L’Atelier Salon, stylists will volunteer their time offering haircuts and selling raffle tickets to benefit cancer and HIV/AIDS research and treatment programs at City of Hope, a clinical research center located in Southern California. This annual nationwide campaign is in its fourth year at L’Atelier Salon.
Under sunshine and rainfall, UC Santa Cruz teams raised over $21,000 in Colleges Against Cancer’s third annual Relay for Life.
City on a Hill Press sits down with UCSC alumna Callan Hajosy who has just bought a one-way ticket to Arusha, Tanzania, where she will be working to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS through education for five months in the tiny village of Mateves.
Santa Cruzan Bryan Stow was severely beaten on March 31 at the Dodgers’ opening game. A fundraiser was held last Monday to show the city’s support for him and his family, and has raised over $25,000.
Third-year Sophia Petraki, along with 34 other UCSC students, is creating a mobile clinic to provide the homeless of Santa Cruz with free care services. The project is being sponsored by the Homeless Health Project and the Homeless Service Center of Santa Cruz, and hopes to help fulfill the needs of the homeless.
As unemployment rises and locals continue to struggle financially, prom season becomes a luxury outside many students’ budget. To lessen the costs, local businesses and organizations work collaboratively to help collect and distribute free prom dresses to high schoolers through Santa Cruz’s third annual prom dress drive.
The Santa Cruz Police Department brings members of the community and law enforcement together through a new volunteer program. The program, which is currently accepting applications, will allow civilians to aid in tasks vital to the police department in its goal of upholding public safety.
Americans spend exorbitant amounts of money on food for Super Bowl Sunday parties. But unlike Christmas and Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl isn’t considered a day to give. We need to make charity a part of this American “holiday.”