pile of prizesThis swag package is one of the raffle prizes on offer during the Campus Campaign for United Way, March 27 to 31.

Week of activity to mark Campus Campaign for United Way

The Campus Campaign for United Way will run March 27 to 31, raising funds for the charity’s work to support Windsor-Essex children and youth from the time they’re born until they find a career.

The effort will kick off Monday, March 27, with a flag-raising ceremony outside Chrysler Hall Tower at 10 a.m. In addition to free coffee and doughnuts, faculty and staff in attendance will be eligible to enter a draw for an extra vacation day.

The incentives continue all week: a table in the CAW Student Centre Commons offers multiple ways to win. Buying a campaign T-shirt or ballcap for $20 will earn students as well as employees a ballot in a draw for an eight-month campus parking pass. Volunteers are raffling off Apple AirPod headphones, personal training sessions at the Toldo Lancer Centre, and a prize package full of UWindsor apparel and swag. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20, with payment accepted by cash or card. The table will be staffed 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the campaign period, March 27 to 30.

UWindsor employes will receive an email inviting them to donate to United Way, either as a one-time contribution or by payroll deduction. All donors new or continuous will be eligible for a draw for an additional day’s vacation.

On Wednesday, March 29, Women United will hold a lunch-and-learn session on campus sponsored by Unifor Local 2458.

On Thursday, March 30, a luncheon by donation for students, staff, and faculty and promises vegetarian chili with the fixings: sour cream, green onions, shredded cheese, and a roll and butter, in the Student Courtyard from 11:30 a.m. while supplies last.

To close the campaign on Friday, a wrap event will see the lowering of the United Way flag, again at 10 a.m. outside the west side of Chrysler Hall Tower. Coffee, tea, and doughnuts will be served. Faculty and staff in attendance will be eligible can enter a draw for an extra vacation day, and the draw for prizes will take place there: the three raffle prizes, the parking pass, and two separate vacation days.