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Winter coat drive to benefit women’s center

October 14, 2016

winter-coatsThe Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning’s Huskie Service Scholars Program is partnering with the DeKalb Area Women’s Center (DAWC) to organize a winter outerwear drive for the DeKalb area community. This event is part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

The DAWC is a nonprofit organization that advocates for women and related issues. Housed in the former Finnish Temperance Society at 1917 Majakka Hall, the DAWC offers a variety of quality programming, functioning as a cultural, arts, educational, resource and service organization.

We are asking for donations of gently used jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, boots and more. Donations will begin Oct.17 and run through Nov. 17. On-campus collection boxes can be found at the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, Altgeld 100; the Campus Life Building in the lobby area; at Grant Residence Hall, also in the lobby area; at the Academic Advising Center; and at Military and Post-Traditional Student Services in the Holmes Student Center 23K (basement).

Out in the community, there will be collection boxes located at Sycamore High School, Kishwaukee YMCA on Bethany Road and at the NIU Speech Language Hearing Clinic. The DAWC will also receive walk-in donations every Friday in October and November from 7-9 p.m.

Free distribution to the community members will be on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DAWC. The DAWC is located at 1021 State Street in DeKalb.  

For more information, contact Katlyn Luebke at 815-753-8154 or email [email protected]