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Student Activities partners with YouGiveGoods for annual WKU Food Fight

WKU Student Activities has partnered with YouGiveGoods to give the annual WKU Food Fight a global donation platform.

foodfightflyerYouGiveGoods, a popular social enterprise innovator that has brought goods donations online, enables alumni, staff and other supporters around the world to participate in the WKU Food Fight. Also, in keeping with the friendly competitive nature of the drive, the YouGiveGoods platform allows donors to follow donations on a real-time leaderboard.

“We are excited to welcome the entire WKU community to the Food Fight,” said Crystal Hardeman, WKU’s Leadership & Volunteerism Coordinator. “With YouGiveGoods, we now have a global platform that enables members of the WKU community, no matter where they are, to take part in this worthy campaign. With the efficiencies that YouGiveGoods brings, along with its competitive ranking system, we look forward to results that exceed even our most optimistic expectations.”

“WKU is a fantastic community,” said Patrick O’Neill, CEO & Co-Founder, YouGiveGoods. “Whether they are undergraduates or faculty on campus, or alumni or graduate students studying abroad, we know that they will take advantage of how easy the YouGiveGoods platform makes it is to get involved.”

One in seven people in the U.S. struggle with hunger. That means more than 17 million households that are food insecure in America.

The WKU Food Fight runs through Oct. 23 as a part of “Make a Difference Day.” The winner will be announced at the WKU Homecoming football game on Oct. 26. Get involved now at http://www.yougivegoods.com/contest.php?id=108

How You Can Help

1. Take part in a drive: Go to the WKU Food Fight section of the YouGiveGoods site where you can select the drives associated with the WKU Food Fight. Participating in a campaign is as easy as ordering a book online; all it takes is a few clicks.

2. Start your own drive:

  • Register your drive to support WKU Food Pantry, Barren River Area Safe Space (BRASS) or the Salvation Army in Bowling Green or contact Mary.Lonergan@YouGiveGoods.com or call 973-493-3897 for help with setup.
  • Send an Email Alert to invite people to buy the food they would like to donate online
  • At the end of your drive, YouGiveGoods will deliver the food to the charity you selected and email all your donors a tax receipt.

About YouGiveGoods: YouGiveGoods is based in Mendham, N.J., and is operated by a group of people who strongly believe in the importance of helping others in need. It is a for-profit company devoted to social good that partners with the United Aid Foundation, a 501c3 organization. The company’s website, YouGiveGoods.com, was developed to make it easier for people and organizations to set up and run in-kind charity drives, including food drives and animal shelter drives. The site provides free services to charities and makes it simpler for people to donate goods to the charities they want to support.  The innovative technology platform is designed to inspire people to give and help others. YouGiveGoods has been profiled by Mashable, NY1, Fox News, Crain’s New York Business, the Star-Ledger and the Bergen Record. Established in 2010, the company has generated more than 2,000 drives, delivering 200+ tons of goods for people in need. In addition to food, YouGiveGoods also makes it easy for people to donate school supplies, blankets, hygiene items, pet supplies and other items.

Contact: Crystal Hardeman, (270) 745-4434 or crystal.hardeman@wku.edu; or Bill Lessard, (914) 476-6089 or wlessard@prwithbrains.com

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