UMass Amherst Residential Life Student Leadership Center

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We just told HCs we are collecting 1000 pairs of socks for #socktober! Help us meet our goal because #LeadersLoveSocktober #UMassLife

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It’s no secret that we LOVE Kid President! Not only do we love his message, we love how he encourages us to step up and be active in our communities. He has declared this month SOCKtober. He has a goal of getting one million people involved to help the homeless, starting with collecting socks (see his inspirational message here: http://youtu.be/dFZGyUZ9YrM). You can check out http://soulpancake.com/socktober/ for even more information.

The Student Leadership Center has decided to participate in SOCKtober and extend it into SOCKvember (slightly less creative… but what can we do?). We have set the goal of collecting 1,000 pairs of new socks. Craig’s Doors (a shelter in Amherst) has socks on their wish list (http://www.craigsdoors.org/wishlist/). They open November 1st for the season, and we would love to help them prepare to support our community members in need during the coldest portion of our year.

“How can I help?!”

Great question. How folks choose to participate is up to them. Maybe your House Council wants to run a sock drive in conjunction with their next program. Maybe PMs collect them in their offices. We hope you and your students can utilize your creativity to support this initiative in a way that makes sense in your role/community.

We would also love to have a social media presence. Please feel free to tweet, Facebook, blog, etc. to your heart’s content.

You might be asking…
• How long will this last? Our drive will last through November 15th.
• Can we only give socks? Nope! We will take anything off of Craig’s Doors wish list, but our goal is around socks. http://www.craigsdoors.org/wishlist/
• Are there any relevant policies we need to be aware of? Yep! We do have to adhere to the solicitation policy (http://www.housing.umass.edu/pdf/Solicitation%20Policy.pdf). We cannot go door to door soliciting money or goods. However, collection of these items can happen in other venues (dining halls, outside space, etc.). We can, however, go door to door sharing information if we wish.
• How will we know how the drive is going? We will be posting a giant sock in the window of our office tracking our progress towards 1,000 pairs of socks. Also, we encourage you to have anyone who donates socks write their name on a paper sock (design attached). We will hang these up in the window as well as a demonstration of both thanks and our commitment to our community.

Please feel free to share this widely. And, because we think you are awesome, here’s another bit of Kid President inspiration about just how awesome you are: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFGcrYPdrJU

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. - Maya Angelou 1802 Fox Drive, Suite D | Champaign, IL 61820

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Stop by the Student Leadership Center (Moore 101) before 5:00 for an open house, Mexican food, and activities. #umasslife

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Check out our newsletter! Click on the September image under the get involved section. http://www.housing.umass.edu/getinvolved/. Tell us what you think! What would you like to see inside?

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We are currently recruiting students to participate in a photo shoot. These photos will be used in Res Life publications, as well as publications for Student Affairs throughout the year. We are hoping you can help us to recruit students who might be interested in participating.

Here are the facts:
• The shoot will take on Thursday, October 10th, most likely at CHCRC. There are 2 time slots available:
o 12:00-2:00
o 2:00-4:00
• We are looking for approximately 20 students for each session. It is our hope that that they will be a good visual cross section of the student population.
• We will ask that students wear UMass clothing and bring “props” such as notebooks, laptops, textbooks, etc.

If you are interested, contact Dawn at [email protected] with the following information by September 29th:
• Full name
• Time slot you are available for
• Phone number in case we need to contact you
• E-mail address
• Cluster you live in

Believe in new + better possibilities for you, others, and the world. #studentleaders4justice
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Believe in new + better possibilities for you, others, and the world. #studentleaders4justice

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they're always there. - Norman Vincent Peale 1802 Fox Drive, Suite D | Champaign, IL 61820

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