University of Wisconsin–Madison

Community Service

Fall 2018 Events

  • VOLUNTEERING AT A BLOOD DRIVE IN MEMORIAL UNION
    • Our first blood drive on October 4th was a success! Many of our SWE members showed up to volunteer and help run the drive. The blood donations from this drive have the potential to save up to forty people!
  • HOSTING A BLOOD DRIVE
    • WHEN: Tuesday, November 6th, Times TBD
    • WHERE: 1410 Engineering Drive, Room TBD
  • CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING
    • We will be creating Christmas cards for Cards for Hospitalized Kids, an organization that collects homemade cards and distributes them to kids in need.
    • WHEN: Friday, December 7th from 5 to 7pm
    • WHERE: TBD

Stay tuned for more community service opportunities!

Meet the 2018-19 Community Service Chair!

Hi, I’m Kalley Anderson and I’m a Junior studying Industrial Engineering. This is my second semester as an officer as I was the Girl Scouts Co-Chair for Spring 2018. When I am not studying or doing SWE stuff I enjoy exploring Madison’s restaurants and hiking with friends.

2018-19 Community Service Officer: Kalley Anderson

Looking Back at Last Years Community Service Events

FALL 2017

Card Making for Hospitalized Kids: Friday, October 13th

SWE members came and made cards that are distributed to children who stay at the hospital for extended periods of time.

COE Fall Blood Drive: Wednesday, November 8th

Together we soared above our goal of 30 units and collected 49! Each unit saves up to 3 lives, so we have impacted up to 147 patients with our drive.

Kids Night Out at the Eagle Heights Community Center: Friday, December 1st

Volunteers spent time with kids at the Eagle Heights Community Center. This event benefits parents who are also students at UW Madison; the parents get a night off and the kids get a night out!

Christmas Card Making for Hospitalized Kids: Friday, December 8th

The first event went so well that we ended up having it twice, with a Christmas version to end our semester!

 

SPRING 2018

Volunteered at the Capital Science & Engineering fair (CSEF): Saturday, February 17th

Hosted every spring, this fair showcases research projects that high school students had been working on over the past year. These intelligent students did an excellent job on their projects and SWE volunteers were amazed by the talent displayed.

COE Spring Blood Drive: Tuesday, March 6th

Our amazing volunteers paired up with the Red Cross to guide blood donors through the donation process. The drive total was just over 20 donations, which impacted up to 60 patients in need of blood!

Unwind Your Mind with Card Making: Friday, April 13th

We served local hospitals by creating homemade cards that were sent out to hospitalized kids to bring them some joy and happiness this spring!

Thank you to our 2017-18 Community Service Chair, Raven Brenneke for planning and executing our many community service events!