University's Needy Children Program Now Underway!

Campus department sign-ups, and annual raffle have started!

The University's Needy Children Program was established in 1990 to provide an avenue for the University community to help underprivileged children in Butte County. Each fall the Staff Council Service Projects Committee works with the Children's Services Division of Butte County's Department of Social Services to identify the names of children in need. Campus departments, colleges, programs, student organizations, and individuals commit to help these children by providing basic needs of warm clothing, shoes, in addition to toys.  An additional component of the program is to provide a food certificate to each adopted family. Once again, a generous campus community is supporting the annual fall UNCP Raffle Drawing, with amazing donations from local Chico businesses.  The drawing, will be held on Tuesday, November 18th, and all money raised will be used to purchase a holiday grocery gift card for each of our adopted families! 

If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, contact your area Staff Council representative.  Departments wishing to "adopt" a family this season, can contact Service Projects Chair, Erin Tarabini, for details.