Donation Opportunities!

If you can, please consider helping others this holiday season by supporting the donation opportunities listed below!

Addison County Women’s Center Needs Drive

Happy break CU!   While you are home the Student Nurses Association is asking for your help with a drive for items that the Addison County Women’s Center is in desperate need of. The women’s center serves greater Addison County in providing outreach, counseling and pregnancy support free of charge and they’re asking for our help in meeting their clients’ needs this holiday season.    

This is where you come in…The list of items is on the flyers below. We are asking students, faculty and staff to bring items to collection boxes in the residence halls and in the nursing lounge to help us help this worthy organization. The drive will run from the Monday we come back from break to the Friday before finals start and we could absolutely use your help!
Please reach out to with any questions! We look forward to seeing the CU community rally together to demolish this drive!

Gas Cards

Feminine Hygiene Products

Body Wash



Laundry Soap

Laundry Sheets

Quarters for Laundry

Diapers (especially size 6)

Food Cards

Maternity Clothes

Gift Cards for Curtains

Help Us Help Them this holiday season!

   Since 2015, Castleton University students, have raised more than $8,000 during the Christmas holiday season to provide necessities and toys for needy area children. The students raise the money, shop with Dave Blow to buy the gifts that the children’s parents said they need and want, then wrap the gifts and deliver them.     

Recipients have included individual families in Castleton, a local food pantry (during COVID), children of at-risk teen mothers, children and women in an abused women’s shelter and needy children at the Vermont Achievement Center, where students and Dave Blow twice hosted holiday parties for them and handed out the gifts and snacks.     

The 2022 campaign will again benefit the neediest kids at Vermont Achievement Center, chosen by staff there.    

Donations can be made through campus mail to Dave Blow at or to any member of the Castleton Spartan staff led by editors Sophia Buckley-Clement, Lily Doton and Justin Gitto.

You can also donate through our Givebutter online fundraising campaign.      

In early December, we plan to have a donation table in the Campus Center for last-minute donations before we shop.   
    Please help if you can! Thanks!!!

Past recipients
Past recipients
Past recipients

Donation for Toys for Kids!

I hope you are all doing well and getting ready for break! While you are home grab a NEW toy to donate to CA Danielle’s and CA Molly’s upcoming CA Program! 
Once we return from break you will find boxes in each resident’s hall and academic building on campus to place your donations in.

We are collecting toys for Toy for Kids of Vermont.

Click here for more information!
The smallest, cheapest toy will mean the world to a family in need! 

Scan the QR code for ideas of what to donate to Toys for Kids of Vermont!