The Junior Board is already looking forward to the November delivery of 50+ care packages to college freshmen who came from UNH settlement houses. The committee has already had its first meeting on Monday, June 10 at The Actors Fund offices, and will have an upcoming meeting on July 25th at Viacom.
We Did It, a new crowd-funding platform, has agreed to work with the Junior Board on this initiative, free of cost. This exciting partnership will allow Junior Board members to share information about donating with their social networks and will raise the profile of the initiative with corporate partners.
Co-chairs Dylan Armajani and Rebecca Sauer have really been bringing the Care Package Program to another level this year. In order to sign-up more college-bound young people across the UNH network and gather material to use in a soon to be produced promotional video, the Care Package Committee launched the UNH College Video Contest. The Contest received many wonderful submissions, all of which were vying for the grand prize of a 16 GB iPad mini!
Moving forward, those who submitted videos will be added to the care package program list and their creative and informative submissions will be used to help fundraise and item-raise for this year’s care packages.
Last year’s care packages included items such as UNH-branded playing cards, water bottles, USB drives, earphones, snacks, and more. The committee will be finalizing their goals for this year’s campaign and they will be item/fundraising in the summer, followed by a packing party on November 7th, 2013. Save the Date and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.