Owls Aid Venezuela

Venezuela is facing the largest humanitarian crisis on the Western Hemisphere.

Lack of food, medicine, and basic goods have dismantled Venezuelan society. Thankfully, humanitarian channels will be opening soon, and a collection center for donations will be opening in Miami.

In collaboration with the Florida Atlantic University Pre-Health Professions Office and the College of Science, we will be conducting a drive for humanitarian aid for Venezuela. Venezuela needs you and your help! If we all collaborate and contribute a little to this cause, we can make a big difference. This drive will be taking place until late March.

A donation box can now be found in the College of Science Advising Office (SE-308) and College of Medicine (BC-71) Kaufman Lounge. You can also donate at our General Body Meetings.

Students are eligible to receive volunteer hours for their donations with a maximum of 15 volunteer hours being awarded. 

Steps For Donation

In order to ensure you receive your volunteer hours for your donation, follow these steps:

  1. Create an itemized list of your donation, including name of products and quantity. Place this paper in one of your donation bags. On this paper, make sure to also include the following:
    • Full name
    • Z Number
    • Email
    • Name of organization you are representing
    • Total quantity of bags your donation consists of
  2. If your donation consists of more than one bag, make sure to leave your contact information in all of the bags.

If you do not follow these steps properly, we cannot ensure your volunteer hours will be awarded.

Items Requested for Donation

  • Over the counter medicines (e.g., pedialite and acetaminophen, ibuprofen – both for children and adults)
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • First aid supplies (e.g., gauze, gloves, adhesive tape, cotton, alcohol, steroid creams and analgesic creams)
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Baby food and formula (especially for neonates)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Personal hygiene products, etc.

Donated items must be unused and unopened.

For more information, contact AMSA@FAU’s Sergeant at Arms, Alexandra Urdaneta, at urdanetaa2014@fau.edu