BENEFITING: SHOP WITH A MASCOT INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2011
Shop with a Bulldawg is a student organization at the University of Georgia that aims to bring the joy of the holiday season to underprivileged children in Athens-Clarke County. The goals of Shop with a Bulldawg are based strongly in service to the community. We believe children, particularly those underprivileged in Athens-Clarke County, deserve to have a joyous holiday experience. Above that, we believe that these children need to build healthy relationships, learn about educational advancement, and follow positive role models in their own community.
Each year, Shop with a Bulldawg holds one main event: a day of shopping. With money collected from the UGA student body and from the Athens community, student mentors volunteer time to take a child shopping for holiday gifts. In addition to providing the child with clothes, shoes, and supplies they are in need of, the student mentors also form relationships and serve as positive role models. Last year, we were able to raise $30,000 and take 125 children shopping for the holidays, tripling our size in only one year. This year our goal is to take 250 children shopping and raise $50,000!