StaffCouncilGroup Community Outreach insideInformation: 

 

Members: 

Stefanie Varghese (Chair)
Michelle Henry (Co-Chair)

Kristi Allison
Amy Atkisson
Clay Ballenger
Theresa Creel
Ciara Duncan
Katie Elliott
Courtney Felton
Taisha Renee Holifield
Lauren Humphreys
Kelli Lasseter
Borden LeSieur
Jamie Lewis
Erika Mack
Adrianne Marbury
Branette Marshall
Jonathan McNair
Laura Merrill
Jennifer Montejo
Melendi Morton
Deidre Murray
Karen Parsons
Tamika Pilgrom
David Rhodes
Rita Stewart-Hampton
Xuebo Tang
Stacy Torman
Laura Tull
Lily Williams
Devon Zook

To share an idea or join the committee, contact the committee chair.

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2019 Accomplishments

New Year, New Supplies School Supply Drive in partnership with the Birmingham Education Foundation; collected hundreds of school supplies for teachers and children at Wylam K-8 School

Collected over 12,200 toiletry items for Blazer Kitchen from numerous campus units including Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Optometry, Public Health and Engineering; Graduate School, Honors College, Collat School of Buisness, Office of the President and Provost. Most successful toiletry drive to date.

2018 Achievements

UAB Habitat House Builds in partnership with UAB Benevolent Fund:
  • 15 Staff Council Representatives participated totaling 60 hours of service

UAB Staff Council Sponsored Holiday Drives:
  • New Year, New Supplies School Supply Drive in partnership with the Birmingham Education Foundation; collected hundreds of school supplies for teachers and children at Wylam K-8 School

UAB Staff Council Blazer Kitchen Toiletry Drive in partnership with UAB Benevolent Fund:
  • 2018 – Collected numerous toiletry items (stocked supply closet) from campus units that are currently being used to stock the Blazer Kitchen; collaborated with UAB Staff Council Institutional Pride committee in the UAB Homecoming Parade to toss snack items (around 500 bags) to increase awareness of the toiletry drive, UAB Staff Council and the UAB Blazer Kitchen.

Future Direction/Upcoming Drives:
  • Blazer Kitchen Toiletry will be moved to late Spring/early Summer (planning in progress)
  • In partnership with UAB Benevolent Fund and Blazer Kitchen, the UAB Staff Council Community Outreach committee has begun the initial planning phase of producing a “UAB” cookbook to benefit those who utilize Blazer Kitchen and to raise funds for UAB Benevolent Fund.
  • Through three years of partnership with UAB Benevolent Fund, the UAB Staff Council will have representation on the UAB Benevolent Fund Council.

2016-2017 Achievements

UAB Habitat House Builds in partnership with UAB Benevolent Fund:
  • 2016 – 8 Staff Council Representatives participated totaling 32 hours of service
  • 2017 – around 10 Staff Council Representatives participated totaling 40 hours of service

UAB Staff Council Sponsored Holiday Drives:
  • 2016 – Alabama Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) “Angel Tree” drive; 429 holiday gifts requested for 40 children; goal of 100% achieved with additional donations from Nike Store at Grand River
  • 2017 – Salvation Army Angel Tree drive; initial goal was adoption of 50 angels, ended the drive with adoption of 71 angels

UAB Staff Council Blazer Kitchen Toiletry Drive in partnership with UAB Benevolent Fund:
  • 2017 – Collected numerous toiletry items from campus units that stocked the Blazer Kitchen for about 6 months; participated in UAB Homecoming Parade to toss snack items (around 300 bags) to increase awareness of the toiletry drive and the UAB Blazer Kitchen.

Other Drives:
  • 2016 – Sponsored canned food drive for the Food Pantry for Public Health; around 15 bags of canned food were donated