Armed with a healthy dose of goodwill towards others, Campus Media Group hit the road for our inaugural volunteer day on Friday. This year we gave back to our community by volunteering at Feed My Starving Children, a Minnesota-based non-profit organization with additional locations in Illinois and Arizona. Their mission – “Feeding God’s Starving Children Hungry in Body and Spirit” – became our mission for the day and we dove in. With our teamwork we were able to help feed 16 kids every day for an entire year.
It was a fun and rewarding volunteer event for all of us. Not only did we get to help starving children in nearly 70 countries, we got to work as a team towards a noble goal. We are planning to make our volunteer day an annual event – any suggestions on where we should head next year?
For more information about Feed My Starving Children please check out their website.
“Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful.” – Unknown
“Take Care of People – People before Paper, People before Profits, People before Self and People before Projects” – by Carol S. Ritter
The 12-fan Wall of Wind (WOW) at FIU is the largest and most powerful university research facility of its kind and is capable of simulating a Category 5 hurricane — the highest rating on the Saffir-Simspon Hurricane Wind Scale.
The 12-fan Wall of Wind, is powered by electric fan-motor units and controlled by two variable frequency drives. The Wall of Wind was funded with a combination of private and public funding and came at a cost of approximately $8 million.
Minnesota-based college marketing agency Campus Media Group is pleased to announce a partnership with DoSomething.org for their “Give A Spit About Cancer” campaign.
Through this partnership, Campus Media Group will provide PSA placement services in hundreds of college newspapers across the U.S. as part of its annual StudentRoar PSA program. The goal this year is to mobilize college students to run bone marrow donor registration drives on their campuses. College students are the most in-demand donors on the registry. The 2012 program aims to launch drives on college campuses around the country and sign up new donors.
There’s a real need for registered bone marrow donors in the U.S.
• Leukemia kills more children every year than any other disease.
• Only 30% of patients in need of a bone marrow can find a match within their family. The other 70% rely on complete strangers.
• 60% of patients never receive the donations they need.
The StudentRoar program aims to “Do Something” about it
• Donors ages 18-24 are in the highest demand. Donations are the most successful when the donor falls within this age range.
• All it takes to sign up for the bone marrow donor registry, and potentially save a life, is a cheek swab.
“College students need a concrete action they can take that doesn’t require donating money or fundraising. Giving a spit about cancer is simple, free, and potentially life-saving. By running a bone marrow drive, college students are able to gain leadership experience and get other students involved in making a difference,” said Campus Media’s Director of Marketing, Jason Bakker.
To participate in ‘Give a Spit about Cancer,’ or for more information on starting a campus bone marrow donor registry drive, please visit www.DoSomething.org/spit, or text “SPIT” to 38383.
If your student publication would like to donate advertising space to this organization to help it spread the word, please contact Campus Media Group at 952-698-7367.
The latest viral video comes straight out of our hometown of Minneapolis. Check out the video of these adorable local kids rapping about their favorite snacks.
WARNING, this will be stuck in your head the rest of the day!