There are students in dire need of help. This week, from November 1st through the 5th, is Salt Lake Community College’s first ever Week of Giving. This week consists of several chances for students to get involved through donating or volunteering.
The Week of Giving is part of the 2010 Tanner Forum on Social Ethics, according to the Week of Giving brochure.
Sandra Kikuchi, a chair of the Tanner Committee said the overall goal of this week is to, “…create awareness about giving,” along with raise awareness of all the different reasons donating and volunteering is important, while creating interest for the Tanner Forum’s speaker, Julie Salamon.
There are many different kinds of donations that will be taking place such as Diaper Day, Blood Drive Day, Food for Thought Day, Donate Duds Day, Toiletries Tuesday, and Random Act of Kindness Day. These days are being held at South City Campus (S.C.C.), and Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
The Week of Giving on Redwood campus starts Monday November 1st. Monday is Diaper and Blood Drive Day. Anyone can donate disposable or cloth diapers on Monday. The Blood Drive takes place from 11am-3pm in the Student Event Center.
“The blood donation folks will be here only Monday. Students can donate the other items any day in the locations noted on the posters at Redwood and SCC,” associate professor Melodee Lambert said.
The second day of this event is Kindness Day.
Students can donate canned goods and other non-perishable food on Food for Thought Day, on Wednesday.
Donate Duds Day, is Thursday, when students can donate new or gently used clothing or shoes.
The last day of the Week of Giving, is Random Acts of Kindness day on Friday. Students can donate a selfless act to either assist or just cheer up someone.
Redwood Campus donating bins are located at the Week of Giving Table in the Student Center. South City Campus donating bins are located in the east foyer or the library.
South City’s first day, November 1st, is Food for thought day. The next day is Toiletries Tuesday, where students have the opportunity to donate items such as toilet paper, soap, shampoo, etc.
Wednesday is Diaper Day. Thursday is Donate Duds Day, and Friday is also Random Acts of Kindness Day.
According to Lambert, another way for students to get involved is to, “Volunteer to staff a table between 11:00 – 1:00 Mon-Thurs at both Redwood and SCC. Sign up to help through the Thayne Center, (http://www.slcc.edu/thaynecenter/).”