We Serve U


A Wright State employee places a Barbie toy into one of numerous trash cans filled with toys for needy families.
We Serve U organized its annual Christmas for Kids toy drive, working with Montgomery and Greene County Children’s Services and associated organizations to provide 814 gifts for children age 17 and under. Wright State faculty, staff and students dropped off new toys in one of 17 bins around campus. December 2015

Three Wright State Employees sort wrapped gifts from a collection box for the toy drive.
Wright State students, faculty, and staff members “adopted” needy Greene County families, providing 364 gifts for their children at Christmas. We Serve U organized the annual Christmas for Kids toy drive. December 2015

Volunteers setting up decorations in Student Union Atrium
We Serve U volunteers decorated the Student Union Atrium Nov. 20 in preparation for the A Special Wish Foundation holiday party. A Special Wish grants the wish of a child or adolescent who has been diagnosed by a physician with a life-threatening disorder. November 2015

A student talks to two volunteers at an information table at the volunteer fair.
A student learns about opportunities to participate with We Serve U during the Sept. 11 Volunteer Fair. More than 30 nonprofit organizations informed students of opportunities for service projects. September 2015

Four people standing holding backpacks and school supplies
(From left) Sherri Blatz, Aaron Skira, Joanie Hendrix and Mailinh Nguyen were among those who collected school supplies through the We Serve U School Supply Drive. The supplies were donated to the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area’s Greene County branch. August 2015

A student holding hand-crafted holiday and get well cards
We Serve U organized the Nov. 5 Cards for Kids event at the Educational Resource Center in Allyn Hall. Wright State students, staff and faculty members helped create get well and holiday cards for patients at Dayton Children’s Medical Center. November 2014

Three people holding a fox, groundhog, and raccoon, respectively
More than 30 nonprofit organizations shared their missions and volunteer needs during the We Serve U Volunteer Fair Sept. 5 at the Student Union Atrium. Participants included Noah’s Arc Sanctuary (pictured), 4 Paws For Ability, Crayons to Classrooms, Hospice of Dayton, Project READ and many more. September 2014

Adopted fourth-grade class, seated for group photo
Wright State adopted the fourth-grade class at Maconaquah Elementary School in Bunker Hill, Ind., this year as part of a school program designed to encourage its students to dream about pursuing higher education. We Serve U sent t-shirts, mini-basketballs, hand clappers, and homemade cards. The children learned many facts about Wright State, including the school fight song. February 2014

Volunteers, seated, hand-making holiday and get well cards for children in the hospital
Volunteers created get-well and holiday cards during a Nov. 6 Cards 4 Kids event hosted by We Serve U. The cards will go to patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital to help put a smile on a deserving child’s face. November 2013

Two women pointing at sign for Clothes That Work
Students model for Clothes that Work, an event hosted by We Serve U at Wright State on March 27. Clothes that Work is an organization that provides interview-appropriate clothing and personalized confidence-building image services for clients. March 2013

The first annual “Raidersgiving” was held at the Forrest Lane Community Center. Organized by the Unclassified Staff Advisory Council (USAC), Alumni Association, Residence Services and We Serve U, the Nov. 22 event was an opportunity for students who couldn’t get home for the Thanksgiving holiday to spend it with fellow students, staff and faculty. November 2012