You are invited to make an impact in our community by participating in UW Health’s Drive to Share activities. It is a wonderful way for us to extend our mission into the community though activities that advance the health and well-being of so many.
Last year, we adopted 100 families, contributed 69,863 meals and donated 2,000 toys for area children. Friends of UW Health honored 1,800 people with Love Lights, raising $20,000 to support many programs and services that directly benefit patients and their families at UW Health.
We are confident that together, we can again make an important impact within our community as we drive to share.
UW Health Drive to Share
Adopt a Family: Now-November 22
Adopt a Family through this Salvation Army program, where family profiles help UW Health staff purchase gifts based on need. Register online by Wednesday, November 22. Donated gifts will be collected Monday, December 11.
Love Lights: Now-December 1
Honor and remember loved ones or special people in your life and benefit UW Health patients and their families with the purchase of a Love Light. Proceeds support the mission of Friends of UW Health. Visit the Love Lights website to purchase lights. A Love Lights Remembrance and Lighting Ceremony will be held Sunday, December 10.
Share Your Holidays Second Harvest Food Drive: November 1-27
Support the Second Harvest Food Bank with donations of money or non-perishable, non-expired food items. Find collection boxes at all UW Health clinic and administrative locations. View a list of the most need donations.
Second Harvest can make your money go farther! For every dollar donated, they can purchase three meals. Donate online.
Volunteers are also needed for the Grand Finale, Wednesday, December 6, 4:30-7:15pm.
Toys for Tots Toy Drive: November 1-December 4
Help the Marine Reserves with donations of new, unwrapped toys. Find collection boxes at all UW Health clinics and administrative locations. The toys are distributed to approximately 11,000 less fortunate children in the Dane County area.
Volunteers are needed to help register families for the Toys for Tots program:
October 30 - November 10
10am to 2pm Monday through Friday
6-8pm Thursday evening
Volunteer orientation begins a half hour before each shift
Shifts: 2 to 4 hours
3030 Darbo Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53714
Register by emailing Deb Crye, email@example.com
For more information, please contact Annie Bockhop, UW Health Community Relations and Diversity Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 220-4459.