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February 2023 Volume 2, Issue 5

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Auburn University’s eighth annual Tiger Giving Day will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Tiger Giving Day is a 24-hour university-wide crowdfunding initiative. University Outreach's seven projects this year will expand ongoing service to the community.

Outreach projects include:

OLLI at Auburn

Project Description: OLLI at Auburn University is updating & enhancing its technology in order to continue providing an excellent learning experience for community members age 50 and better. For Tiger Giving Day 2023 our goal is to purchase computers for the growing OLLI team and equipment that will expand OLLI's hybrid class configurations for continued engagement and class participation for members not able to attend in person.



AuburnServes in the Office of Public Service (OPS)

Project Description: AuburnServes is looking to update and enhance its network platform to provide students the ability to organize and track their Outreach efforts and to connect faculty and partners with other outreach efforts across campus.


Governmental & Economic Development Institute (GEDI)

Project Description: GEDI's project seeks to raise funds to provide programs in the areas of business development, entrepreneurship, workforce development and community development across the state and to provide scholarship opportunities to participants who need them so that anyone can attend regardless of their financial constraints.



Rural Health Engagement w/Nursing

Project Description: Auburn University Outreach and the College of Nursing ask your help in establishing a Rural Healthcare Engagement program that allows Auburn University students in all healthcare-related fields of study to engage with the Rural Healthcare Project. 


Young Professionals in Training (YPiT)

Project Description: Outreach's Center for Educational Outreach & Engagement & YPiT program is seeking to fund transportation and technology needs, educational materials for Auburn University Mentors (students) and their mentees from the Lee and Macon County area; for up to 40 students. Funds will also help raise awareness for the YPiT program in Lee county and Macon county schools.



Global Community Day:

Project Description: Global Community Day Festival is hosted by the Outreach Global Office and showcases Auburn University and the surrounding communities' diverse population – enhancing unity and creating space for multi-cultural learning and teaching, encouraging dialog and understanding of all communities. Funds raised will help underwrite hosting expenses & entertainment (last year's festival included Korean Idol winners, MUST-B, K-pop artists, headlined), provide transportation for international student performers and provide educational materials for Festival attendees. Additional funding will help provide meals for student and community member volunteers and marketing costs. Global Community Day promotes global cultural awareness, enhances diversity and multicultural learning/understanding; it also engages community and business leaders, student clubs & organizations, as well as, governmental & trade organizations. Activities include an international fair showcasing products and services from across the globe. The festival will present internationally focused and family friendly activities such as games, sports and music, a fashion exhibition and an around-the-world food and beverage tasting.



Campus Kitchens

Project Description: The Campus Kitchen at Auburn University is a student run organization that fights food insecurity in the Auburn/Opelika area. Funding would be used to create an all-encompassing app that would allow for all operational phases to be monitored with real-time feedback. It would be used to delegate Campus Kitchens volunteer shifts, allow insight on streamlining operations, and provide access to data instantly. With this project, we hope to streamline communication, create a platform that will support our operations, and produce an accessible dashboard for partners to voice their concerns and further needs. These goals can be met through the creation of an all-encompassing app that allows for operational phases to be monitored with real-time feedback. Donations would be used to develop a reliable app through outside partners and for future expansions and improvements of the app. This is a long-term investment for the growth and advancement of Campus Kitchen.

Full details and goals for each Outreach project are available at

For additional information, contact Carrie Collett, development officer at 844-5128,

Outreach Global Stuffed animal & Medical supply drive

Donate to Outreach Global's stuffed animal and medical supply drive located at 116 O.D. Smith Hall. Feel free to bring any of the following: Stuffed animals, over-the-counter medicines, standard eyeglasses, eye drops, and/or eardrops. All donations will be taken to underprivileged groups in Athens, Greece.


On February 1, 2023, St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church presented The Campus Kitchen at Auburn University with a check to help with their efforts in addressing food insecurity on campus and in the surrounding areas.

For over 10 years, Campus Kitchen has empowered thousands of students, faculty, and staff to take an active role in serving their communities. As a result, Campus Kitchen was selected for the month of January to receive proceeds raised from St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church’s bake sale. Since June 2021, the six bakers known as the St. Dun’s Buns group have donated thousands to over 40 non-profits.

Whitney Lee and the St. Dun’s Buns

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February 15-19 | Outreach Global Greece trip

February15 | Lee county Remembrance Project | OLLI Brown bag series

February 22 | Screening of Afrikan by way of American | OLLI Brown bag series

February 22 | Tiger Giving Day

March 1 | The reverend M.E Bryant of Lee County: An Alabama Story of Reconstruction | OLLI Brown bag series

April 15 | Global Community Day Festival

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