The University Center Holiday Giving Campaign will begin after Thanksgiving. All proceeds from the campaign will go to families living in the University Villages.
The campaign kicks off with decorating the campus-community Christmas tree at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the UC in front of The Source. Although the UC will provide ornament-making supplies, personal ornaments and supplies are welcome. The community tree will remain in the UC throughout the holiday season. Donors can buy stockings from The Source, which will be displayed on the tree.
The giving campaign includes the Griz Thrift Swap on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the UC Ballroom. Students can donate clothes and swap out something old for something new. Clothing donations will be accepted through Monday, Nov. 26, at The Source, and the remaining clothing will be given to charity.
The UC also will host a Wii “Just Dance-A-Thon” 6 a.m. to midnight Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the UC Campus Court. Teams of students can sign up online for a one-hour dancing commitment. Student teams will raise funds and the group that raises the most money will receive a prize.
The final event of the campaign is the UC Midnight Movie Night, a pajama party with food, holiday treats and a hot chocolate bar, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7. “Elf” will play in UC 330-332 and “Lethal Weapon” will play in the UC Theater. The event is free but toys or non-perishable food donations are encouraged.
For more information, visit the Student Involvement Network website at http://life.umt.edu/uc/ucsi/SIN/fun/justdance.php, call Adrianne Donald, assistant director for Student Involvement and Communications, at 406-243-6029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Brooke Hoareau, communications coordinator of the UC Marketing Department, at 406-243-5341 or email email@example.com.