University College and the Student Association are partnering with the Rescue Mission to hold a collection drive to gather toiletry items for those in need. The campus-wide initiative will take place from March 19-30 as part of SU’s Philanthropy Week. Collection boxes will be placed in the Schine Student Center, University College, Day Hall, Flint Hall, Brewster, Boland and Brockway Halls, and Ernie Davis Hall. Collection boxes will also be placed in Graham Dining Hall, Brockway Dining Hall, and Goldstein Student Center on South campus.
The Student Association is leading the effort as part of its “Spring into Action” campaign. Their hope is that this year’s campaign will encourage future partnerships between university and community entities. “The Student Association is thrilled to collaborate with University College for their 100th year celebration with a collection drive,” says John Beavins Woltman, a member of the Student Association. “We look forward to a successful event with cross-campus involvement, and believe that this is the beginning of a strong collaboration between SA, University College, campus and community organizations.”
As part of this event, on March 27, Chipotle restaurant on Marshall Street will donate 50% of its proceeds from 4:00 p.m. to close to the Rescue Mission.
“University College has a long history of community engagement,” says Eileen Jevis, communications manager. “As we celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2018, partnering with the Rescue Mission and the Student Association was a natural way to continue to strengthen our connections across campus and in the community. Syracuse University is a strong supporter of the Rescue Mission and we are pleased to be able to participate.”
“We appreciate Syracuse University’s dedication to helping those in need by collecting hygiene items for the Rescue Mission,” says Glenna Croy, director of Volunteer Services at the Rescue Mission. “Hundreds of hygiene items are given out to our clients each month so we are grateful for the members of the community that help us fulfill this need.”
University College staff will join students on March 30 in the atrium of the Schine Student Center to sort items collected. If you would like to volunteer to pick up or sort items, please contact Woltman at email@example.com. For more information, contact Eileen Jevis at 315-443-3527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.