UVic gives thanks Oct. 3-9

The lead-up to Thanksgiving is a perfect time to acknowledge what makes the UVic experience so great, as well as the many people behind that experience.

From Oct. 3-9, UVic’s Student Ambassadors and Donor Relations teams are asking the campus community to celebrate the impact of donors and volunteers through #UVicGivesThanks—a philanthropy awareness week.

Kick things off at Project Serve Day where alumni and students volunteer shoulder to shoulder for local organizations as a way of giving back to our community.

Then, join us Oct. 7-8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Petch Fountain for the first ever UVic Thank-a-thon. This event is your chance to personally thank a donor for contributing to UVic, by funding student awards, filling shelves in the library, helping build a world-class sports facility and countless other ways.

Every student award recipient will have the opportunity to write or bring a letter of thanks for the donor of their award. In addition, our goal is to mail 700 postcards—filled with messages of thanks from staff, faculty and students—to other members of the UVic donor community. When you write or bring your thank you notes and snap a photo with the Canada Post replica mail box, you’ll get free goodies. It’s our way of thanking you for saying thank you.

Throughout the rest of the week the Student Ambassadors will be spreading thanks and recognition around campus and on social media using #UVicGivesThanks. Participate by telling us what you’re grateful for at UVic and sharing your messages of thanks.

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Keywords: philanthropy, donor relations, fundraising

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