Say the word “help” and IUPUI Upward Bound students ALWAYS come through! The UB family’s spirit of giving kicked off last year by participating in worthy causes right in “our backyard” and around the community. UB has donated several times to IUPUI’s Paw’s Pantry, a food pantry that provides assistance to all of IUPUI’s students, faculty and staff, and those in the community that experience food insecurities.
We are fortunate to be able to give to such a great cause right here on our own campus. Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not nice to our friends in Houston, so UB again gathered donations for Hoosiers Helping Houston to extend our giving even further. While the Red Cross was already on the ground helping our neighbors, media outlets in the Indianapolis area teamed up for Hoosiers Helping Houston. During one of our scheduled Academic Themed Saturdays (ATS), UB students showed up and once again responded to Houston’s needs with the requested donations of bottled water, diapers, and baby wipes.