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cup of hot cocoaDonors to the campus campaign for Adopt-a-Family can enter a draw for one of 10 Starbucks gift cards.

UWinProud campaign offers Adopt-a-Family donors a chance for warm winnings

The UWinProud campaign is offering a caffeinated incentive to all UWindsor staff and students who pledge a gift in support of the campus Adopt-a-Family effort.

The charity drive collects donations for local families and youth in the care of the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society. Anyone who gives before Dec. 8 may enter a draw for one of 10 Starbucks gift cards worth $5 each.

“Once again, the #UWinProud campaign is looking to combine school spirit and holiday spirit with a prize to encourage participation in the campus campaign for Adopt-a-Family,” says Sarah Hebert, communications assistant in the Office of Student Experience.

To enter the draw, complete the form here.

Andria Ballo, graduate and financial secretary in Electrical and Computer Engineering, has spearheaded the drive in her department, resulting in a total to date of $800 in individual online contributions.

“I normally buy something like a warm winter coat, snow pants, and toys that a child has asked for,” she says, “but this year, I’ve donated the monetary value that I would have spent on those items directly online.”

While the cut-off for the draw is next week, the community campaign will continue to accept contributions through Christmas, says Mike Clark, the society’s manager of public relations and fund development.

“Our team is busy putting to good use the generous donations of the University of Windsor community to purchase items on over 700 wish lists for the children, families, and youth living independently to whom we provide services,” he says. “These children wouldn’t have the holiday they wished for without you. Thank you for capturing the true spirit of the season!”

All donations can be made online through the secure form here.

Direct questions to meagan.haugh@uwindsor.ca.