Several events are coming up in the final weeks of UA Cares, the University's annual giving campaign, which runs through Nov. 23.
- The Department of Spanish and Portuguese will have a breakfast burrito sale from 8 a.m. to noon Monday to benefit Youth on Their Own. Burritos, coffee and orange juice will be available for sale, as will raffle tickets for a Thanksgiving turkey. Egg, cheese and potato burritos with homemade salsa are $3.50. Pan dulce from La Estrella Bakery is $1. Raffle tickets for a Thanksgiving turkey are $2 per ticket or three for $5. Drop by Modern Languages Room 545 to partake.
- A couple events are coming up in the University Services Building, 888 N. Euclid Ave. First, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sponsored Projects is hosting a chili cook-off. For $5 you can fill up on homemade chili. Later in the month, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, root beer floats will be available for sale. And a raffle will be held to give away gift baskets with various themes including spa, movies, Thanksgiving, snack attack and Christmas. Tickets are six for $5 or $1 each. Raffle proceeds benefit the new Employee Emergency Fund.
- If you visit University Information Technology Services, you might notice an excess of pink paper flamingos adorning doorways, bulletin boards and cubicles. The department is offering employees a chance to buy the pink birds and have them put in coworkers' workspaces. The money will benefit United Way. The birds cost $2 each and can be purchased in person in Room 224 of the Computer Center through Nov. 23.
- UA South is hosting a "Pets R UAS" favorite pet contest. Staff members have decorated boxes and cans with pictures of their pets – including pet rocks. People can donate money in any amount by putting it into the box or can depicting the pet they like. The pet that garners the most donations is designated "most favorite" and all the money goes to UA Cares.
Are you part of a group or department that is hosting an event to benefit UA Cares? Be sure to add it to the UA Master Calendar to let everyone know about it.