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McIntyre Library staff to collect donations for local Hmong organization

December 9, 2013

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire McIntyre Library Staff Association, a voluntary organization composed of library faculty and staff, again will accept donations for its annual fundraiser to benefit the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association.

Funds are used to purchase rice for the organization's rice pantry. Last years' fundraiser raised enough donations to purchase 4,826 pounds of rice. A donation of $20 can feed a family of five or six for a month.

The HMAA is a social service agency that serves the local Hmong community by operating a food pantry and assisting in housing, employment and translating services. The agency also works with other area services to assist the local Hmong community.

In addition to accepting cash or checks, this year the McIntyre Library Staff Association is accepting donations via Paypal.

Donations also can be made in someone's name. If a name and address is provided, the staff association will send the person a greeting card acknowledging the gift.

Checks, made payable to McIntyre Library Staff Association, or cash should be submitted via mail or campus mail by Dec. 18 to Dan Hillis in McIntyre Library. Donations also may be dropped off at the library reference desk or in the donation box near the new-book shelf on the first floor of the library.

Names of contributors will be included on a letter accompanying the donations. Contributors who wish to remain anonymous may make this preference known. Donors should include an email address if they would like confirmation of the receipt of their contribution.

For more information, see or contact Jill Markgraf at 715-836-5357 or




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