HI ALL! Thanks for stopping by my donor page. I'm so happy you made it here! :)
I trace my Shop with a Bulldawg (SWAB) journey all the way back to Fall 2014 when my older sister, Danielle, joined SWAB as a first-year at the University of Georgia. I remember her calling home to tell my family about an organization she got involved with called SWAB. Oh how time has FLOWN!
Although I mistakenly thought the organization was about "cotton swabs", I quickly learned that SWAB gave my sister so much joy and passion in her first year of college. Now, I am lucky enough to not only attend UGA like my sister but also to have become involved with SWAB.
We are a student non-profit at UGA that works to celebrate the value of community, the excitement of the holidays, and the children of Athens. Two students partner together and each raises $60 to help take local children who are affected by systemic poverty in Athens-Clarke County holiday shopping.
As an individual who was privileged enough to enjoy the holiday season growing up, I firmly believe that all kids should have the same opportunity in their home community. We as UGA students often function in Athens without a thought for the vibrant city and fellow community members around us. We should use any opportunity we have to grow our relationships here and give back to a city that so graciously lets us call it our home.
There is truly no greater honor as a student in Athens than to pour love into the community that so graciously supports our school. I may have only been a UGA student for a year and a half, but some of my favorite memories and most passionate moments of college have been with SWAB. I have previously served as a Freshman Council Member, a Director of Recruitment, and this past year developed a new engagement program for our participants as the Director of Ambassadors.
Please consider donating any amount at all to my drive in support of Shop with a Bulldawg. Nothing would make me happier this year than continuing to work with my amazing home and the people who fill it. I cannot do that without YOU!
GO SWAB! GO DAWGS!! AND THANK YOU!!!