StaffCouncilGroup Community Outreach insideInformation: 

 

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.


2016-17 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

Members: 

Stefanie Varghese (Chair)

Alyssa Atkisson

Clay Ballenger

Theresa Creel

Katie Elliott

Courtney Felton

Michelle Henry

Renee Holifield

Lauren Humphreys

Kelli Lasseter

Stacey LeSieur

Adrianne Marbury

Mellissa Marshall

Melendi Morton

Jessica Parsons

Tamika Pilgrom

Karen Stephenson 

Laura Stewart-Hampton

Ciara Duncan

Lily Williams