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The Rensselaer Union is proud to have been a partner in
raising money for Clothe-A-Child for 35 of its 36 year history.
Spear-headed by the Rensselaer Union year-after-year, thousands
of dollars have been raised in support of this campaign which
provides the funding so that local, area children will be
clothed with winter coats, boots, hats and gloves. Opportunity
helps children to succeed and be active, participating citizens
– just like the students who raise money for this cause
The Rensselaer Union’s Clothe-A-Child Campaign has become a
year-round initiative, with events that include bake sales,
date auctions, canister passes at hockey games, basket raffles,
golf tournaments, wing tasting events, just to name a few. We
estimate that over the last 34 years, the Rensselaer Community
has contributed more than $116,000 to Clothe-A-Child. And it
all started with a Student Union Food Service worker named Lucy
Coli who asked students to donate their change when they bought
a burger or pizza!
Events Planned in 2011
Annual Date Auction
The McNeil Room
This event raised $555.
Student Appreciation and Volunteer Recognition
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The event raised a total of $830 for Clothe-A-Child
Stay tuned for updates & results! For information on how to get involved, contact the Rensselaer Union at 276-6505, or contact the Clothe-A-Child Committee.
The 2010 Clothe-A-Child Campaign Results A
grand total of $6,550.12 was raised for Clothe-A-Child!
The following events and initiatives occurred in 2010:
Annual Date Auction
January 29 - The McNeil Room
This event raised $1,090. It was organized by Bianca Zongrone '10, and Ben Hunt '11 and Tequisha Hendrickson '10 emceed the event.
Pictures with Puckman
February 20 - FREAKOUT! - Houston Field House
The Union System Administrators raised $34
3rd Annual Wing Tasting
February 27 - The Union
Phi Gamma Delta, UPAC Sound, Patti Mugrace, Devon Bushey '10, Josh Smolensky '10 and Humberto Maciel '10, and Jasper from Doane Stuart School helped raise a total of $1,390.
GM Week Roast
Statler & Waldorf collected $234.20 in ticket sales to directly benefit the 2010 Clothe-A-Child Campaign.
Student Appreciation and Volunteer Recognition
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The event raised a total of $1,180 for Clothe-A-Child
Father's Cannister Donations
Customers donated a total of $1,027.35
Post Office Cannister Donations
Customers donated a total of $31.40
The August Bake Sale!
A total of $260.83 was raised at this special mid-year bake sale.
$52.60 was raised at the Candy Sales.
TIPS from the Pub Staff
The Pub staff donated $543.75 of their tips to Clothe-A-Child.
The Winter Bake Sale
December 1 & 2, 2010
The Children's Corner at the Victorian
December 5, 2010
Families donated $42.00 to C-A-C, in the cannister of the hot chocolate and cookie table.
The Annual Clothe-A-Child Basket
December 6-10, 2010
$439.93 was raised in the Basket Raffle
The 2009 Clothe-A-Child Campaign Results A
grand total of $8,931.39 was raised for Clothe-A-Child!
The following events and initiatives occurred in 2009:
The Date Auction
January 23, 2009, 10 p.m. to midnight - McNeil Room
FREAKOUT! Pictures with Puckman!
Saturday, February 14, 2009, 6:00pm to 6:45pm and again between the first and second periods - Houston Field House
$315 raised from sale of old Freakout favors; $70 from pictures with Puckman
February 28, 2009, 2-4 p.m. - McNeil Room
Tickets available in Union Admin Office, Mueller Center, Post Office. Only 200 tickets sold.
The Student Appreciation and Volunteer Recognition Dinner for
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - Russell Sage Fac/Staff Dining Hall
$2,125 raised. Special thanks to Dr. Jackson for her generous matching donation!
UNO's Dough Raiser
Wednesday, November 18 - UNO's in Latham
dotCIO Bake Sale and Craft Sale
November 16 and 17, at the library.
There were 5 crafters and they donated 10% of their sales. All of the proceeds of the bake sale went to Clothe-a-Child.
Annual Bake Sale
December 2 & 3 - outside the Bookstore
$621.55 raised from the bake sale.
Annual Basket Raffle
December 2 - 11, in the Union
$1,003 raised from the basket raffle.
Cannister Pass at the Men's and Women's Hockey
games (Cornell and Colgate)
December 4 & 5 - Houston Field House
$459.55 raised at both games.
Donations at the Children's Corner at the
December 6 - 12 noon to 5 p.m. - Downtown Troy at the Chason Building
$60.11 in donations collected.
Red Army Campaign
Donations from Red Army t-shirts sales.
$22.76 in donations collected.
Other generaous donations from Rensselaer Community Members
$83.25 in donations collected.
Collected from cannisters located from Fathers Market Place, the Union Postal Substation and the Clubhouse Pub.
$748.52 in donations collected.
2008 Clothe-A-Child Campaign Results
In 2008, the Rensselaer Union Clothe-A-Child Committee raised $8,300 for Clothe-A-Child. The Troy Record coverage of the events includes a RPI students aid area kids and Wing-munching frenzy helps kids related to the Wing Tasting event on March 1. The report of Rensselaer's year-end results appreared in the Record on December 25, 2008, in Generous donors put Clothe-A-Child over the top . And the following photographs were taken by Troy Record photographer Jim Carras at the Student Appreciation Dinner for Clothe-A-Child on Tuesday, March 23, 2008.
These are the events that occurred during the 2008
Vintage T-Shirt Sales!
- The Young Actors Guild will sell old YAG t-shirts and
donate money collected at the holidays to the
- The old 'tour' shirts in the Pub will be sold for $10
with all money going to the campaign.
- The Young Actors Guild will sell old YAG t-shirts and donate money collected at the holidays to the campaign.
Cannisters for Clothe-A-Child
On-going through December, 2008, in the following locations:
Fathers (in the Union); Post Office (in the Union Games Room); and the RPI Fieldhouse.
Commit all your loose and returned change to Clothe-A-Child!
Father Ed's Cannister Pass at the Hockey
Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15
Cannisters will be passed throughout the stands in the fieldhouse for people to deposit their loose change (and bills!)
The Famous Clothe-A-Child Bake
Wednesday, December 3 AND Thursday, December 4 (the same days as the Annual Bookstore Sale)
This popular event has been expanded to TWO DAYS! Campus staff pull out all the stops to create delicious, tasty holiday treats for all.
The Basket Raffle!
December 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10.
This year's theme is "Our Favorite Past Times!" Check out the neat, creative ideas the community comes up with this year! Preview the baskets at the Bale Sale!
- The Arnold Air Society dedicated all their proceeds
from their annual fundraiser to Clothe-A-Child.
- The Community Service Committee collected donations
at the Victorian Stroll Children's Corner for
- The Arnold Air Society dedicated all their proceeds from their annual fundraiser to Clothe-A-Child.