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Huskie Service Scholars work to bundle up DeKalb

October 21, 2014

Photo of a Huskie Service Scholar holding a coat and scarfThe Huskie Service Scholars program is hosting the second annual Coats with Heart competition.

Coats with Heart is a campus-wide coat and accessory drive competition held in accordance with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in November.

Huskie Service Scholars are asking student organizations, campus departments and other groups to sign up to participate in this drive. Coat and accessory collection can begin as soon as groups are registered.

Collection will end at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, when items should be dropped off at the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, located in Altgeld Hall Room 100.

The group that donates the most coats and accessories for Coats with Heart will win a prize. The winner will be announced during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, which begins Monday, Nov. 17.

Last year, more than180 coats and accessories were donated to provide warmth to those in need during the winter season. Places of donation included Feed’em Soup, Safe Passage and DeKalb Seventh-day Adventist Church. Participants in the Huskie Service Scholars program personally went to the places of donation to drop off and hand out the coats and accessories to witness the impact they have in the community.

For more information, contact Kathryn Olson at (815) 753-8154 or email [email protected].