Staff Senate Service Projects


1. Appalachian Kindness In Donations & Service (AppKIDS)

Did you know? AppKids is in its 38th year raising money to help 100 local school-age kids get new winter clothes & school supplies. Their fundraising goal is $17,500 and you can contribute by check or payroll deduction.

Chair: Kara Harmon -


2. Fall Move-In Day

Staff Employee Volunteers welcome incoming Freshman and their families, 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.

Chair: Paul Wilson -


3. Give a Coat / 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 DriveWatauga Humane Society also needs your help keeping our dogs, cats and bunnies warm!

Chair:  Kalin Bradley -


4.  Staff Senate Scholarships

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

Give A Shout Out To Staff

If you know of a staff member who deserves additional praise for going above and beyond the realm of their job, SHOUT IT OUT HERE! 

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