Donate winter coats (and hats and gloves) Nov. 9-23
In partnership with VCU’s Center for Community Engagement and Impact, the School of World Studies, the departments of psychology, sociology and political science, and the School of Education, the School of Social Work is participating in a winter coat drive from Nov. 9-23.
The Southwood Apartment community, also known as La Mancha, a multicultural neighborhood in Richmond’s southside, will benefit from this drive. New and gently used coats for adults and children are needed equally at this time. The goal is to distribute the items to the residents by the beginning of December before the harsh winter weather arrives. In addition to coats, the partnership also requests monetary donations for coat cleaning before delivery to the community. Delivering a clean coat demonstrates that we, as a university, care about the dignity and worth of the individual receiving the item.
For anyone currently working remotely who wishes to participate in this drive, donations for a coat purchase or coat cleanings may be coordinated with Allison Bell via email: email@example.com. The School of Social Work’s coat donation box will be located on the third floor of the Academic Learning Commons outside of the Dean’s Suite, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For the locations of the other donation boxes, please contact the following unit representatives:
- School of World Studies – Anita Nadal, firstname.lastname@example.org
- School of Education – Ben Olsoe, MA, email@example.com
- Department of Psychology – Bob Burgess, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department of Political Science – Brie Roberts, email@example.com
- Department of Sociology – Dr. Susan Bodnar-Deren, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boxes will be placed in the designated locations by the end of the day on Nov. 9.
Lastly, the School of Social Work is collecting winter hats and gloves for Richmond’s housing insecure through November and early December. You may find a basket for these donations inside the Dean’s Suite.
For additional information on either effort, please contact Allison Bell, email@example.com.
Katelyn Turner of the School of Social Work contributed to this article.