The Community Building and Service Committee, part of University Life Professional Development, hosted their 4th Annual University Life Scarf Fest on Wednesday, December 17th. The event took place in the Patriot’s Lounge in Student Union Building I.
Scarf Fest was a great way for University Life staff and faculty to connect with friends and colleagues, contribute to the community, and enjoy a little time together before the winter break.
Faculty and staff participated in Adopt-A-Child program and were able to adopt 43 middle school kids from Godwin Middle School (in Prince William County) for the holiday season. The middle school sent wish lists on behalf of the kids, and in response University Life was able to donate over 250 gifts! Amy Snyder, Director of Special Projects, said, “It makes my heart happy… this is University Life truly coming together, doing these great services projects and really embodying our values.”
In addition, 48 children’s books for toddlers, children, young teens, and teenagers were collected and donated to the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. Faculty and staff also made 117 fleece scarves and raised $369 during the Silent Auction, which will go to Room to Read.