The Equity and Diversity Center requests campus donations of gently-used winter coats, boots, hats or mittens for its annual winter coat drive.
According to an employee listserv email sent by Evie Myers, vice president for equity and diversity, the drives aim is to assist students. Many of our students who come from warm winter climates are simply unable to purchase winter outerwear at home and cannot afford to purchase these items here, she wrote.
Donations can be dropped off Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Equity and Diversity Center in the Alba Bales House, behind Ceres Hall.
According to Myers, last years winter wear donations gave almost 200 NDSU students access to warm winter clothing and boots. We thank you for your past donations and hope that you will help out again this year, Myers said.
The Equity and Diversity Center also hosts a food pantry with items available for any NDSU student in need. Through the support of Niskanen Apartments hall government, a freezer was purchased so the pantry can accept freezable food items. Items for the pantry also can be donated at the Equity and Diversity Center.
If you cannot bring donations to the Center, call 231-5728 and arrangements will be made to pick up donated items.
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