The Professional Staff Senate (PSS) Clothing Drive has occurred annually since 2011, alternating between winter and summer to allow for a variety of clothing donations to occur. This project has been spearheaded by the Professional Staff Senate with the Chairs and Vice Chairs taking the lead on the effort, but also relying heavily on all professional staff throughout the university to assist in donating, collecting, organizing and finally distributing clothing to those in need in the Buffalo community. Director of Community Relations Linwood Roberts Jr. also contributes significant assistance to this project each year.
The School Supply Drive is a two-month universitywide charitable drive for school supplies to benefit pre-K through eighth grade students at schools situated around our three campuses: Futures Academy, Bilingual Center, Martin Luther King Multicultural Institute, Highgate Heights Elementary and Westminster Community Charter School. UB employees drop off items in the designated collection boxes throughout the North, South and Downtown campuses that include paper, pencils, rulers, planners, markers, folders, and more. The 2013 program doubled in size from the previous year–with an unprecedented amount of supplies donated and distributed.
Coordinated by the Office of Community Relations, UB’s Universitywide Adopt-a-Family helps make the holidays a little warmer and brighter for a number of local families in need. The Office of Community Relations collaborates with local nonprofits to identify needy families; those families are matched with participating UB departments to provide items from their wish lists. Since 2008, the program continues to grow, averaging over 20 participating departments and matched families each year. Additional location: Downtown Campus