NEWS RELEASE, 11/05/97
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BERKELEY-- This year a small group of UC Berkeley students initiated a campaign that will change the way Cal thinks about charity.
For many years, the campus has run a charitable campaign which focused on raising money through faculty and staff donations for United Way and other charitable organizations. This year, a student component has been added which emphasizes volunteering for charitable organizations rather than donating money -- something that most students lack.
This year's campaign will begin with a noon rally on Lower Sproul Plaza on Friday, Nov. 7, and conclude on Nov. 14. In addition, a table will be set up at Sather Gate from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day during the week of Nov. 10, manned by members of the Student Charitable Campaign Committee, Helping Hands, Canterbury at Cal, the Episcopal Student Ministry, The Interfraternity Council and College Panhellenic Association, and Cal Libertarians.
The Student Charitable Campaign was created with several goals in mind:
To these ends, student organizers have adopted the slogans: "Give Change to Make Change;" and "Give an Hour, Show that Cal has the Power...To Make a Difference."
This is the first year of a campaign that is intended to continue and grow annually, with a goal of increased student group participation which includes both tabling and providing new volunteer opportunities.
In future years, organizers would like
to see the Student Charitable Campaign help increase Cal student involvement
in the many student-run service projects that already exist on the campus.
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