Staff Senate Service Projects

AppKIDS Event

Did you know? AppKids is in its 44th year raising money to help 100 local school-age kids get new winter clothes & school supplies. Their fundraising goal is $20,000 and you can contribute by check or payroll deduction.

Co-Chairs: Clint Coffey and Holly Benson

Fall Move-In Day

Staff Employee Volunteers welcome incoming first year students and their guests, smile, and give directions from tent locations on the East and West sides of campus. This project is done in coordination with University Housing and Residence Life, but staff registration is done here and is entirely separate from student registration which is done through Housing.

Staff Senate Scholarships

Staff Senate awards scholarships to permanent staff members, their spouses, and their dependents.

Winter Clothing and Pet Blanket Drive

Give a Coat: “Gently used” winter clothing items of all sizes (infants, toddlers, children, teens, men, and women) are being collected for distribution to area families that need winter clothing.  Donated coats will be delivered to the University Sustainability Free Store where they will be available to anyone in the Appalachian Community. Overflow donations will be delivered to the Hunger and Health Coalition.

Pet Blanket Drive:  Watauga Humane Society also needs your help keeping our dogs, cats and bunnies warm!

Chair:  Kalin Bradley (

App Builds a Home

Staff Senate partners closely with App Builds a Home, a partnership between Appalachian State University and Watauga County Habitat for Humanity to help local partner families build safe, affordable homes.