Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cans & Coats Drive - Oct 16th-Nov 2nd!

From Center for Community Engagement:

Cans & Coats Drive
October 16 – November 2

The Center for Community Engagement is partnering with the Freestore Foodbank to deliver basic necessities to our neighbors in need during the holiday season and cold winter months. Donations will be accepted at numerous campus locations and select home athletic events from October 16th - November 2nd. The Freestore Foodbank distributes over 12 million pounds of food annually in 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana--but their mission is much greater than simply feeding the hungry. The Freestore Foodbank connects with individuals to provide food and services while working to create stability, and further self-reliance for people in crisis.

The Cans & Coats Drive seeks donations of non-perishable food, winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks for distribution to the most vulnerable among us.

Collection Locations
There are barrels at each location in which you can drop off cans, coats, and more!

  • Calhoun Hall (main lobby)
  • Campus Recreation Center (breezeway)
  • DAAP (5th floor entrance)
  • DAAP Café
  • Daniels Hall
  • French Hall East
  • French Hall West (main lobby)
  • Richard E. Lindner Center (2nd, 4th, and 5th floors)
  • Schneider Hall
  • Siddall Hall
  • Steger Life Center (outside rm. 455)
  • Swift Hall (outside the 7th floor Honors Lounge)
  • TUC (200 and 300 levels)
  • Turner Hall (lobby A)
  • University Pavilion

Collection at Athletic Events
The Athletic Department has stepped up to partner in this drive with the goal of collecting 2,000 cans. In addition to the on campus collection barrels, donations will also be collected at home UC athletic contests.

  • Swimming & Diving vs. Xavier: October 19th, Keating Aquatics Center, at 3:00p
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Louisville: October 27th, Gettler Stadium, 7:00p
  • Volleyball vs. Louisville: October 28th, Fifth Third Arena, 1:00p

The most needed food items include: canned fruits and vegetables, tuna, chicken and soups. All sizes of coats and gently used or new winter clothing is needed, especially larger sized coats. Donations will be accepted October 16th - November 2nd on campus.

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