Annual Charitable Giving Campaign ends Friday St. Thomas Newsroom November 10, 2009 Did you ever think of the collective power of the university’s annual Charitable Giving Campaign? Did you know that if each full-time UST employee gave $2 per pay period, $78,000 would be raised to give back to the broader community? Did you know that: $3 per pay period provides one hot meal each week for a hungry person or basic school supplies for three homeless children? $5 per pay period provides preventive oral health care for three preschoolers or one day of labor toward improving national park trails? $10 per pay period provides critically needed food for local food shelves, or summer workshops for 20 girls and boys to write and perform a play based on their experiences and concerns? $20 per pay period provides safe housing for two months for a homeless mom and her children while the mother establishes a work history, or a work-study position for a law student to assist an attorney in recovering missing pensions, allowing seniors to remain financially independent? Did you know that the official end to the university’s Charitable Giving Campaign is Friday, Nov. 13, but that the Office for Mission will accept donations at any time during the year? Did you know that if you have not already done so, you can still print the pledge form found on the Charitable Giving web site, complete it, and send it to the Office for Mission (AQU104)? Did you know that donations can be made by cash, check or through payroll deduction either as a one-time deduction or spread over 26 weeks? Did you know that this year new contributors to the campaign or those who increase their donation by 5 percent over last year’s donation are eligible for the Charitable Giving Drawing? To be eligible return your pledge form to the Office for Mission by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. A list of donated items for the drawing, including a luncheon for five employees hosted by Father Dennis Dease, president of St. Thomas, can be found on the Charitable Giving web site. Mother Teresa once said, “If you can’t feed 100 people, then just feed one!” Can you help us feed at least one person?