In an effort to help alleviate some of the issues of campus poverty, a group of fellow Bruins is organizing a donation drive, “Keep a Bruin Warm,” with the goal of obtaining blankets and warm clothing items for classmates, faculty and staff experiencing homelessness in the cold winter months.
The donation event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 20, on the first floor of the Taylorsville Redwood Student Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
On Friday, Nov. 22, the group will be dispersing items to those in need. This second event will take place on the second floor of the Student Center from 10-11 a.m.
Volunteers are needed to collect and distribute donations, posters and flyers, as well as pack and move the donations to be stored.
Volunteers and representatives from Civically Engaged Scholars, the SLCC Social Work Association and the Bruin Scholars will be present. The organizers are planning future events and welcome all who are interested in making a change for the better at their SLCC campus.
The goal with these events is to educate and open up a much-needed dialogue within the SLCC community about poverty and homelessness.
For those who are interested in volunteering for the event, please contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
All Bruin family members are encouraged to support the event or come by and find out more about how to get involved in local issues caused by poverty. The group will also be available to those seeking crisis support if needed.