Twenty Fifth Anniversary

25 years of impact

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group cleaning encircle house

woman painting the wall of a children's playground

Be the Change Tour

This year the UVU Center for Social Impact (formerly Volunteer and Service-Learning) is celebrating our 25th anniversary! Every month on the 25th, we will have a service project to commemorate our 25 years of impact. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are all invited to help us celebrate!

 

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Schedule of Celebrations

August 25

Women’s Health: Days for Girls

September 25

Homecoming Blood Drive

October 25

Sustainability: “Logging” of Campus Trees

November

Food Insecurity: Raise $500 for Food Drive

December

Holiday Assistance: 250 Items from Giving Tree

January 25

LGBTQIA+ Project

February 25

Refugee Resettlement Project

March 25

Sexual Assault Prevention Project

April 25

Annual Celebration

AUGUST

 

group of people working at a table

 

On August 25, volunteers came together to assemble reusable feminine hygiene kits. Each kit includes shields, liners, panties, soap, washcloth, instructions, and a drawstring bag. Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Click on the link to learn more and get involved: https://www.daysforgirls.org/

SEPTEMBER

 

man standing by blood drive sign

 

Thanks to everyone who came to the Be The Change Tour Blood Drive Event and donated! We had a record-breaking number of donations! Thanks for helping save lives! To find a Red Cross blood drive near you, visit this Blood Drive Locator.  

OCTOBER

 

girl throwing yellow leaves

 

Following Sustainability Day at UVU, we contributed to making UVU nationally recognized as a Tree Campus! We used technology to map the geolocation of trees on campus. To learn more about what UVU does to be a sustainable campus, check out https://www.uvu.edu/sustainability/

NOVEMBER

 

valley united against hunger logo

 

Raise $500 for Valley United Food Drive. Did you know a $1 donation can buy 15 lbs. of food? Help us raise 7,500 lbs. of food for our local food bank! Donation tables will be up on campus or donate ONLINE and come to SC 105 to fill out marks to put in our window! 

DECEMBER

 

GIVING TREE snowman

 
Help us collect 250 items for the children of students at Legacy High School and hats/scarves/gloves for the UVU Food Pantry! Trees are located in the Food Court and across from the Ballroom. Items must be returned by December 7 to SC 105.

JANUARY

 

LGBT FLAG

 

Join us for an afternoon of service! We will tour and clean the Encircle house. This is a wonderful opportunity to foster understanding with the LGBTQ+ community.  

FEBRUARY

 

refugees with Because He First Loved Us program

 

Join the conversation! On Monday, February 25, we will have an open dialogue discussion about Refugee Resettlement and how we can make a difference here as UVU students. Come enjoy snacks and share your thoughts!

MARCH

 

 woman holding red shirt at clothesline project event

 
Participate in a Mini-Clothesline project on March 25th from 10:00 - 2:00 pm in Center Stage. We will work to raise awareness about sexual assault and abuse in Utah County. Participants will be able to read first hand experiences from those who have been affected as well as share their own stories by making a T-shirt.

APRIL

 

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 Our 25th celebration will culminate with the annual Center for Social Impact luncheon and a tree planing project. We will also be celebrating the anniversary with fellow UVU students by passing out 1,000 cupcakes and sharing on social media the different ways we have made an impact this year using the hashtag #bethechange25

 

Community Partner Legacy Trees

group of students planting tree

Community Partner Legacy Trees

To celebrate the critical role that our community partners have played in our 25 years of impact, we are planting 25 trees at various community partner locations. We have partnered with Tree Utah to help facilitate the tree plantings. All 25 trees will be planted over the upcoming year! 

 

Trees have already been planted at the following locations:

  • Community Action Services and Food Bank
  • South Franklin Community Center

 

Future tree planting locations:

  • Kids on the Move
  • CASA
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Habitat for Humanity