DD hits 75,000 rides

Happy Homecoming!

This has been a month of a lot of change for Designated Dawgs, but we have still been very busy! Since our last newsletter we have increased our grand total of rides to OVER 75,000! This is a huge milestone, and we are very grateful for all of the support that has gotten us to this point!

The Designated Dawgs team wants to express our appreciation to Gamma Sigma Sigma, UGA Camp Kesem, BYX, MEDLIFE at UGA, and the Black Affairs Council for sponsoring nights of operation this month! If you are interested in your organization sponsoring us, please contact Director of Outreach Cassandra Clayton, at cclay07@uga.edu.

Since we no longer have office space in the Fred Building, we are headquartered in the CSO in the Tate Center for the time being. This is where we have been starting off the night by meeting, feeding, and training our volunteers before operations begin. We are still operating downtown outside the Fred Building for the time being. We are working hard to find a new space for our operations.

We have recently started a community-wide campaign searching for sponsorship from local businesses. If you or anyone you know are interested in becoming a sponsor, let us know! You can see our sponsorship packages on our website. We are extremely grateful that Papa John’s has offered to donate pizza free of charge for all of our volunteer nights! We couldn’t run without the help of the community, and we are thankful to receive such a generous donation.

We are happy to announce that applications for our Volunteer Leadership Council will be available on our website from November 13, 2013 to January 10, 2014. If you are interested in getting more involved with the operations of Designated Dawgs or are hoping to serve on our executive board, this is a great first step! Contact Annelise Wornat, our Director of Member Outreach atawornat@uga.edu if you have any questions.

We are operating two more weekends this year! As always, you can sign up to volunteer with us for any of those nights here

Cy Brown of the Red & Black wrote an editorial piece expressing his support for Designated Dawgs and our services a few weeks ago. Make sure you read it here!

Thanks for your continued support!
The Designated Dawgs Team