Giving Tuesday Day of Service

Day of Service
Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back following Thanksgiving and Black Friday. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and to give.

As a way to give back to the community, we have several different service projects on Dec. 2nd throughout the day and evening.  Sign up here!

Overflow Thrift Store - Pricing and Sorting

LaVerne Apartments - Making Hats and Scarves

Project Linus - Making Blankets

Youth & Shelter Services - Holiday Gift Collection

Holiday Supply Drive - Donation Collectors/Greeters

Salvation Army-Story County - Red Kettle Bell Ringers

United Way of Story County - Summer Learning Program Informational Meeting

If you can't volunteer on Giving Tuesday, you can still participate by dropping off supplies for the Holiday Drive to the Volunteer Center from 9am-8pm at 130 S. Sheldon Ave! We will donate all these items to a local non-profit  as part of Giving Tuesday efforts! Check out the list of needed items!

Day of Service Committee Volunteers NEEDED!

Each year the Volunteer Center coordinates Days of Volunteer Service throughout Story County. These include: 9-11 Day of Remembrance (September), Make a Difference Day(October), Family Volunteer Day (November), Day of Giving (December), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January), and Global Youth Service Day (April). We are seeking 8-15 individuals interested in providing leadership and support for these undertakings. The entire group will meet monthly, August-May, with subgroups for each event meeting more or less frequently as needed. The first meeting will take place Tuesday, November 18th from 5-6pm at Collegiate Wesley Church Annex.

Winter Weatherization Blitz 2014 - THANK YOU!

On October 25th, 106 volunteers served a total of 450 hours in the 8th annual Winter Weatherization Challenge. Together they weatherized 44 homes/apartments of low-income, disabled, elderly, and veteran residents throughout Story County. The project was a part of Make a Difference Day, a national day of service. Volunteer teams installed plastic over windows, weather stripping, insulation in outlets, and door sweeps. They also provided home owners and renters with information on energy efficiency. Thank you to the following groups, organizations, and individuals who made this event successful:

Hixson Scholars, Construction Engineering Learning Community, Alpha Kappa Lambda, ISU Student Volunteer Services, ISU CyServe Council, ISU AGC Student Chapter, Crawford Connection Group, ISU American Meteorologist Society Student Chapter, Alpha Phi Omega, Delta Upsilon, Tiarks Connection Group, Phi Delta Theta, Spinney House – ISU, Eric Wierson, Jared Fulk, Elizabeth Guttenfelder, Mohamed Elmamoun, Nina Ford, Madeline Cihak, Shannon Cihak, Marc Drey, Huxley HEROS

The Winter Weatherization Challenge is made possible thanks to funding through a grant through the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service and with food donations from Panera Bread of Iowa. Thanks to the dedication of all our volunteers and generosity of our donors, this project continues to be a huge success!