’Tis the season: How you can give back to your community this holiday season

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is offering multiple ways for you to give back to your community this holiday season.

Inside LBWThe University of Alabama at Birmingham is offering multiple ways for you to give back to your community this holiday season.

Little Blazer Wishes

The annual Little Blazer Wishes program is a holiday toy drive created to provide anonymous gift sponsorship and support to UAB students with a child or children who may need additional help granting their families a joyous holiday season. This is the program’s fourth year.

Since its inaugural year in 2019, the program has successfully sponsored holiday assistance to a record number of 240 Blazers and their families.

Coordinated by the UAB Division of Student Affairs under the Office of Off-Campus Student and Family Engagement, sponsorships can be made by individuals, groups, departments, organizations and offices.

To register to become a Little Blazer Wishes sponsor, click here. To make a donation to the Little Blazer Wishes program, click here.

All gifts must be dropped off at Hill Student Center, Suite 140, by Wednesday, Nov. 30. Gifts should be placed in gift bags rather than boxes and labeled with corresponding child’s number or UAB student parent with the sponsor’s number noted.

With any questions, contact Meredith Kahl with Off-Campus Student and Family Engagement at mkahl@uab.edu.

UAB Toy Drive

For almost 30 years, the UAB Toy Drive has collected new and unwrapped toys for the United States Marines’ Toys for Tots program.

UAB has collection boxes stationed in various locations around campus. To find a drop-off location, click here. Final pickup will be Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m.

Donations can also be made virtually through a purchase on either of UAB’s wish list registries at Target or Amazon.

SHP HolidayOrnament 2022School of Health Professions Student Scholarship Fund

This holiday season, give the gift of Blazer spirit. The UAB is selling custom UAB ornaments for only $20.

All proceeds will go to the SHP Student Scholarship Fund. Student scholarships allow many students the opportunity to start, continue and complete their education and earn their degrees. Donations to the scholarship fund are gifts that embody the essence of the holiday season.

To place an order for a custom ornament or to make an additional donation to support student scholarships, click here.

With any questions, email Amanda Sherman at asherman@uab.edu.