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Sustainability Film Series

The Combined Fund Drive team is partnering with the Tower Green Team to host a film series on topics of sustainability and features a local environmental nonprofit leading a lively discussion. Popcorn sale – $1 bag – will benefit the featured charity at the event! Free admission and open to all facutly, staff and students, plus a popcorn sale to benefit the featured charity at the event.

“Wild Olympics Campaign”
Thursday, May 9, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UW Tower Auditorium

Join us for this film screening and learn about the campaign to protect the ancient forests and wild rivers of the Olympic Peninsula. Featuring local nonprofit Washington Wild.

“Pollinators Under Pressure”
Friday, June 14, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UW Tower Auditorium

Learn about the plight of pollinators around the world and the actions we can all take to ensure their survival and that of humans and ecosystems everywhere. Join Seattle Tilth in follow up discussion.


Be the Match: It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
HUB 250

For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 30 years, Be The Match has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. Be The Match works every day to save lives through transplant. Help ensure all ethnicities are represented in the blood stem cell registry. You’re invited to join us and learn how you can help save a life! Register today.

  1. Hear the Stories: Meet stem cell recipients and donors, and hear their incredible stories about these life-saving donations
  2. Volunteer for Children: Create a card with a note of encouragement for children battling life-threatening illnesses at Seattle Children’s
  3. Support Be The Match
    1. You could be the match! Are you between the ages of 18 and 44? You can register with the Be The Match registry and save a life!
    2. You can make a gift of any size to Be The Match through the UW Combined Fund Drive and help save lives. For $100, Be The Match can process a swab and add a potential donor to the registry so they can save a life! That’s just $8 per month through payroll deduction!

When we combine our gifts and time at UW, we save lives! Register today! Refreshments provided. Admission is free. Open to all faculty, staff and students. Co-hosted by the UW Combined Fund Drive and The Whole U.


Diversity Resource Expo

Wednesday, May 15
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UW Tower North Cafeteria

Diversity, inclusion, bias and social justice are just some of the terms we hear every day. Drop in and learn how nonprofit organizations right here in our community are providing services and resources to help foster equity. Organizations include:

  • Be The Match
  • El Centro de la Raza
  • Helping Link
  • Lighthouse for the Blind
  • Pride Foundation
  • Rainier Scholars
  • The Amandia Project
  • Technology Access Foundation (TAF)
  • UNCF
  • United Indidans of All Tribes Foundation
  • United Way of King County

Enjoy snacks, entertainment and door prizes. Free admission and open to all faculty, staff and students. Sponsored by the UW Combined Fund Drive.


Play Time with PAWS

Tuesday, May 21
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UW Tower South Cafeteria

Registration and a minimum $10 donation required to help cover the cost of supplies.

Celebrate spring by making toys for animals at PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood! You’ll also have the opportunity to snuggle and play with kitten ambassadors and learn all about the Wildlife Center. New format! Open to all faculty, staff, and students. Register today!


Yoga Behind Bars

Thursday, June 20
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UW Tower South Cafeteria
Register today!

Did you know that more than 2.2 million people in the United States are behind bars? Incarceration is an insufficient solution for many social issues such as mental illness, racism, poverty, homelessness and drug addiction. Yoga Behind Bars is committed to giving people the opportunity to heal and prepare for their return to our communities by addressing a root cause of incarceration: trauma.

You’re invited to learn about the program and experience a trauma informed yoga class yourself. Register today! Optional $10 donation to benefit Yoga Behind Bars. Sponsored by the UW Combined Fund Drive and The Whole U.


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