Friday, October 8, 2010 myBiz Blog
Morgridge Center Update by Katie Coon

There's a lot going on in the Morgridge Center.  See who you can get involved.

Red and White Hunger Fight

The Red and White Hunger Fight is a campus wide food drive, providing Thanksgiving meals to over 500 families in the Madison area.  75+ student organizations are involved annually.  The ’10 Grand Prize will be tickets to a UW Men’s Basketball game and participation in an on-court recognition ceremony.  This year, The Morgridge Center for Public Service, SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) WISPIRG Hunger and Homelessness Campaign, and UW Homecoming are combining resources to organize the event.

  • October 1st – Homecoming food drive begins.  Barrels will be delivered to participating organization locations
  • October 7th – Barrels picked up, ending the Homecoming food drive.  Participants will then have the option to continue collecting food to compete for the Red and White Hunger Fight grand prize.
  • November 1st – If participants choose to continue the drive, the barrels will be returned to their group location
  • November 7th – Start of the “Tagging and Bagging” portion of the food drive.  Athletic teams and participating student orgs will be provided grocery bags and flyers, and be assigned a Madison neighborhood.  Participants will place bags on front porches.
  • November 14th – Participants will return one week later to collect food from each house.  Any food collected counts towards the group’s overall total.
  • November 15th – barrels will be collected and a total food weight will be calculated for each organization.  The group with the greatest weight total will receive the RWHF grand prize.
  • November 17th – All donated food will be brought to Ogg Hall – Philips Lounge where volunteers will help sort, box, and re-load onto CAC trucks.  Volunteers can begin arriving at 7:00 pm.
Contact RWHF18@gmail.com if you are interested in helping.

Progress Through Business Volunteer Opportunity

Progress Through Business, a non-profit dedicated to economic development, is seeking out volunteers for tax preparation late January through mid April. We provide free training, flexible time commitments, and an excellent reference upon successful completion.

Our volunteers help low-income individual’s access all of the tax credits and payments they deserve and avoid the hefty costs associated with professional tax preparers. You can help people save for their family and future.

If interested please contact: Paul Hammeke at pthammeke@gmail.com