'Tis the Season of Giving at Carroll


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Carroll has a longstanding tradition of giving back throughout the holiday season. Every year, Student Activities coordinates Season of Giving, a program that allows students, faculty and staff to connect with various nonprofit agencies in Waukesha County. Donors provide items such as toys, dog food, personal hygiene items, winter hats and gloves and more.   

“Season of Giving amazes me every year,” said Alex Smith ‘16, ‘19, assistant director of student activities. “It’s so inspiring to witness the overwhelming generosity of the Carroll community.” 

For this year’s initiative, Carroll partnered with local organizations including HOPE Center, Hadfield Elementary, The Women’s Center, Christmas Clearing Council, Waukesha Food Pantry and Humane Animal Welfare Society.  

From Friday, Nov. 11 to Friday, Dec. 9, Season of Giving donation bins were placed in the Campus Center lobby, Todd Wehr Memorial Library and the Center for Graduate Studies. Individuals were encouraged to collect tags to purchase different items – ranging from Christmas gifts to canned food. Last week, several donation bins were filled to the brim.  

"The Carroll community surpassed our donation record from previous years, allowing us to make a bigger impact as stewards of our community,” Smith said. The donations we collected will allow agencies to fulfill their client needs this holiday season."  

Carroll’s stewardship continues into the New Year, with ongoing food collections for the Carroll Cupboard and clothing donations for the Career Closet, a pop-up shop that provides clothing for our students to have and wear for career fairs, interviews and internship meetings. Student Activities will accept donations at the Campus Center info desk or the Todd Wehr Memorial Library until Monday, Jan. 31.

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