Charity Committee

Students enjoying a late-night workout session during the 2014-15 Relay for Life in the UCC Atrium.

The USC Charity Committee is composed of a passionate and dedicated group of individuals that are responsible for planning and executing 4 charity events throughout the academic year, including the Haunted House, Children’s Holiday Party, Dine in the Dark and Relay for Life. For more information, contact the Charity Committee Coordinator: Patrick Farren | charity@westernusc.ca

The Haunted House is a spooky, 3-day event held in the Mustang Lounge from October 24th to October 26th 2016, 5 – 10pm.Financial donations will be in support of food Support Services, and non-perishable food donations will be in support of Rothholme Women’s & Family Shelter.

Ways to Get Involved

The Haunted House has volunteers every year who help with the set up & take-down of the house, orchestrate the makeup & costumes, and/or perform as actors. In addition, anybody is welcome to walk through the Haunted House — but be prepared to get scared!

Contact

For more information on the event, contact the Haunted House Coordinators: Brooke Grant and Olivia Hough | usccharity.hauntedhouse@gmail.com. For ways to get involved, contact the Volunteer Coordinator: Jenna Froeboelius | usccharity.volunteer@gmail.com.

 

Children’s Holiday Party is held on December 6th 2015, and provides foster children and their families from the Care Provider’s Association of London & Middlesex with a fun-filled day of food, gifts and festive-themed activities to celebrate the holiday season. Volunteers are paired up with a child to spend the day with them, make crafts, play games and have fun!

 

Ways to Get Involved

The Children’s Holiday Party has volunteers sign-up every year to be paired with a child or a group of children for the whole event, and spend the day with them making crafts & playing games. Volunteers are there to have fun, but are also there to ensure that the children and their families are enjoying this festive-filled day.

Contact

For more information, contact the Children’s Holiday Party Coordinators: Brooke Grant & Hannah Kis | bgrant27@uwo.ca & hkis@uwo.ca. For ways to get involved, contact the Volunteer Coordinator: Jeffrey Lam | jlam87@uwo.ca.

 

Dine in the Dark is an event on February 27th 2016 and provides a unique culinary experience. There will be a gourmet, 3-course meal with live musical entertainment that will all be experienced in complete darkness! The event is to provide participants with an understanding of what it is like to be visually impaired and explore sensory experiences. All proceeds will go to the DeafBlind Ontario Services, which provide independent living support, assisted living opportunities and interpreter assistance to adults who are congenitally deaf and blind.

 

Ways to Get Involved

Dine in the Dark requires between 5-10 volunteers to lend a helping hand throughout the night, such as leading people to and from their seats with their blindfolds on and helping those who cannot find their way around the venue. Additionally, anybody is welcome to attend the event as a participant — look out for ticket sales closer to the date of the event!

Contact

For more information, contact the Dine in the Dark Coordinators: Niki Kanani & Jessica Tao | nikita.kanani@gmail.com & jtao42@uwo.ca. For ways to get involved, contact the Volunteer Coordinator: Jeffrey Lam | jlam87@uwo.ca.

Relay for Life an inspirational, non-competitive 12-hour overnight fundraising event held in mid-March. It brings you and your community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. It has a festival-like atmosphere, and teams of 10-15 people fundraise and enjoy in the many fun activities, live music, food and entertainment throughout the night. Proceeds will go towards the Canadian Cancer Society, more specifically towards life-saving cancer research, advocacy and services and support for those faced with cancer.

 

Ways to Get Involved

Relay for Life is our biggest event and requires a lot of volunteers to help oversee the night. Volunteers help with the set-up and take-down of the event, conduct activities throughout the night, manage registration and much more. Of course, students are welcome to make teams with their friends and attend the event as a participant. Relay is especially great for Residence Floor bonding, as it is one of the last major events before exam season!

Contact

For more information, contact the Relay for Life Coordinators: Taylor Capson & Victoria Lee-Kim | tcapson@uwo.ca & vleekim@uwo.ca. For ways to get involved, contact the Volunteer Coordinator: Jeffrey Lam | jlam87@uwo.ca.

Throughout the year, we will be hosting several volunteer excursions to charities & organizations outside of Western’s campus. We hope to perform acts of kindness around the London community and show our dedication to helping others beyond UWO. We welcome any prospective ideas about where to dedicate our time and volunteer efforts.

 

Contact

For more information on how you can be involved in these volunteer excursions, contact the Community Outreach Coordinator: Brittany Trigiani | btrigian@uwo.ca.

United Way is an organization dedicated to identifying and resolving community issues and improving the quality of life in our community. The USC Charity Committee will be working closely with United Way London & Middlesex to help individuals, families and neighborhoods reach their full potential. We seek to make measurable changes in main areas such as education, income and health in the London community.

 

Contact

For more information on our partnership with United Way, please contact the United Way Coordinator: Shelby Wallace | swalla29@uwo.ca.

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USC Charity Presents: Relay For Life 2017

USC Charity Presents: Relay For Life 2017

Mar 11, 6:00pm - Mar 12, 7:00am

University Community Centre
UCC Building, Western University
London, ON  N6A 3K7 Map

Welcome to USC Charity’s Relay For Life 2017 at Western U!!!

Relay For Life is a 12-hour overnight fundraising event where teams gather to participate in games and activities, bond, listen to their peers' performances, and ultimately make an impact in the lives of cancer patients and their families. This year, USC Charity would like to invite you and your club, council, team, and friends to participate in our very own Relay for Life happening March 11th in the UCC.

Money raised at the event goes to support the Canadian Cancer Society by benefiting cancer patients through funding research, patient support, transportation for treatments, and counseling for patients and their families. One day, we hope to see cancer eradicated from our world but until then we hold events like these to help those who need it most. Every dollar counts, help us get closer to finding a cure, and saving lives.

Check out the event sign up page below, invite your friends and follow this page for more information on important dates, when to come see us in person, and what other special surprises we have planned!

Visit www.relayforlife.ca/uwo to register!

Interested in volunteering?? sign up here: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrKOd7baDlFJvXR3DknIOvSroZDSdJgQucG-hSr8wKgWlMEw/viewform?c=0&w=1

Know any survivors?? Let us know we would love to have them join! have them sign up here: docs.google.com/forms/d/1k3pzQsti7otXevyZWX03-VLUpcuqIC8KT9YMmySHda8/viewform?edit_requested=true *please note all survivors who are not participating in the event must leave by 11pm

Feel free to contact us at usccharity.relayforlife@gmail.com if you have any questions :)

Thanks, and Relay on <3
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Relay For Life Launch with Rick McGhie!

Relay For Life Launch with Rick McGhie!

Feb 15, 8:00pm - Feb 15, 11:00pm

The Spoke
London, ON  N6A 3K7 Map

USC Charity invites you to come celebrate the official launch for Relay for Life 2017 with none other than Rick McGhie!

Relay For Life is a 12-hour overnight fundraising event where teams gather to participate in games, activities, listen to their peers performances, bond and ultimately make an impact in a cancer patient’s life.

This year, USC Charity would like to invite you and your club, council, team, or friends to participate in our very own Relay for Life happening Saturday March 11th, 2017 from 7PM-7AM in the UCC.

See you at the Spoke on Wednesday, February 15th to learn more about how you can participate in Western's Relay For Life!

Register now at www.relayforlife.ca/uwo!
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Communications

The USC Charity Committee has many portfolios dedicated to maintaining relationships both on campus and beyond. Our Sponsorship, Promotions and Media Coordinators are dedicated to spreading the word about our initiatives, obtaining sponsors for all of our events and creating amazing posters, logos and videos to showcase our efforts.

If you have any questions or would like to collaborate with any of the communications portfolios, please do not hesitate to contact them:

Sponsorship Coordinators: Amanda Cira & Mackenzie Heath | acira@uwo.ca & mackenzieheath@hotmail.com

Promotions Coordinators: Iman Musani & Michael Goldie | imusani@uwo.ca & michaelgoldie1@gmail.com

Media Coordinators: Mauricio Diaz & Natty Liu | mveladod@uwo.ca & nliu54@uwo.ca.

 

USC Charity Committee Coordinator

Katie Shuter,
charity@westernusc.ca