From: Elle Harding
Date: May 3, 2022
Subject: Giving Something Back Spring Newsletter!


Hello GSB Members!

It's finally May, springtime(?) in Chicago, and the last month of classes. But don't worry, we have a final few opportunities for you to give back this academic year. Additionally, we are planning for next year and would love to hear from YOU! 

  • Giving Something Back Feedback Survey - We want to know what you would like to see from GSB next year. We will be raffling off three $10 Starbucks gift cards for completing the survey by next Tuesday, May 10th. We truly appreciate your responses!
  • Blood Drive Interest Sign Up -  In order to schedule a blood drive for this coming fall, we need a list of at least 30 intended donors. If you are interested in donating blood in the fall (looking at you 1Ys!), please consider signing up here.
    Friday, May 6th: The Artisan Collective (TAC) First Friday Event
    • Support the Rustandy Challenge and The Artisan Collective at their First Friday at TAC from 6-9pm. This is a great opportunity to connect with and support our local community around Booth. Rustandy can reimburse travel expenses if getting there is an issue for you!
  • Until May 6th: Business Attire Donation Collection through Booth LFG
    • Consider donating unwanted business clothing of all sizes to help the SDA put together a common use closet for UChicago undergraduates who identify as first-gen / low-income. Bring you donations to Harper Center (Student Lounge), MPP (outside apt 3604), or MILA (basement).
  • Saturday, May 7th: Voluneer Day with the Greater Chicago Food Despository
    • Join GBC's Chicago Community Committee in packing and loading boxes of food for Chicago's hungry at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, followed by a fun FREE happy hour at Flight Club with food and ~frosty beverages~. Transportation to and from the Loop is provided. Register here!
  • Gardening with Booth's Japan Club - GSB partnered with Japan Club for a little spring-cleaning of Jackson Park's Carden of the Pheonix. Over 40 Boothies volunteered by planting flowers, raking, pulling weeds, and cleaning ponds to prepare the garden for its inaugural hanami, or cherry blossom viewing festival. Highlights included seeing 100+ cherry trees beginning to blossom and eating traditional Japanese onigiri.
  • Love is Blind Charity Auction - Over $4,000 was raised for Margaret's Place, a women's shelter in Chicago, at the "Booth Love is Blind" event with Graduate Business Council. We had such a fun night - thank you to everyone who attended, bid, and offered up a date! 

  • Thank you to this year's Big Shoulders Fund participants! Twenty-one Boothies taught basic concepts related to the stock market, investing, personal savings, and careers in business to 8th graders in schools around Chicago. This volunteer program also incuded a stock portfolio competition with classes investing $3,000 into a portfolio of their own choosing, which they tracked over 5 months. Tough time for the stock market, but great job to our Booth volunteers nonetheless!

We look forward to hearing your GSB feedback & ideas in the survey!

Your Giving Something Back Co-Chairs, 

Alex Dexeus | Elle Harding | Jackie Poulos | Medha Kannapally | Sandra Lee