We are looking foward to another fantastic year. A huge thank you to all the people who give their time, energy, and resources to help feed the people of central Illinois. Check out the links below to find out more about the results of the 2010 project.
After 5 weeks of Holiday Stars collections on campus, the final results were tremendous! The UIS community raised 9612 lbs of food for the Central Illinois Foodbank! This is over 3000 lbs more than we collected last year, and over 5000 pounds more than we collected during our very first Holiday Stars Project. You can see a breakdown of all these donations below.
We're so proud of all of UIS's efforts!
With such a huge undertaking, we have many people we'd like to thank for their help and support.
Thank you all!
Trick or Treat for Canned Goods
|Sangamon Auditorium Show Collection||TBA|
|On Campus - Week 1||TBA|
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|On Campus - Week 4 & 5||TBA|
*Note: All monetary donations are counted at the rate of $1 = 1 lb of food.
Thanks again for your generosity this year. We look forward to seeing our gifts continue to grow in the years to come.
Our 2010 Trick or Treat for Canned Goods was by far our most successful yet. UIS students raised a total of 8354 lbs of food in a single night. Thank you to every team captain and every team member who took time to help the people of Springfield.
And a big thank you to all the generous people of Springfield who continue to give during this event.
The top three prizes were extremely close this year, with only 38 pounds separating first from third.
The winners are:
1st Prize ($150) - Lambda Pi Eta - 798 lbs
2nd Prize ($100) - APO/Psychology Club - 779 lbs
3rd Prize ($75) - Goodfellas / Goodgirls - 760 lbs
The best of the rest was headed by Christian Student Fellowship and two independent groups, Team America and Monstars, who were separated by a single pound. All three of these groups raised more than the first place winner in the 2009 contest. This was also the first year that a team went outside of Springfield, as one of our Leadership for Life students took the initiative to raise food in her home city of Rockford.
Thanks again to all those who participated. Whether you were part of one of the top three teams or not, every can and box is important. Sometime in the near future, someone right here in Springfield will be feeding their families with the food you collected. And that’s pretty cool to think about. So one more time, thank you so much.
In 2008, a campus-wide committee met to create a tradition, one that would bring focus to what the University of Illinois Springfield could do to strengthen our community during the holiday season. The committee eventually developed the Holiday Stars Project, a month-long food drive for the Central Illinois Foodbank.
Look for Holiday Stars collection bins all around campus, every year during the month of November. See below for the list of preferred donations.
Be sure to check back here throughout November to see updates on the collection!