Donation drives to support around campus

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AWS baby shower donation drive

Ambitious Women Society held their second annual baby shower donation drive, which raises money and baby supplies for women’s shelters in Monroe and West Monroe.

 The idea for a baby shower donation drive came from their founder Chiemeka Onyemechara. Last year the drive was in Forsythe Park and had a good turnout. A’sha Sample, the president of AWS, said this year they decided to do the donation drive on campus. So far it’s going well. 

“We collected $54 in counting and over 15 items,” Sample said. 

The baby shower drive is still happening, so if you want to donate baby supplies, you can contact A’sha Sample at [email protected]. You can also contact Brailyn Russo, the treasurer of AWS, at rus[email protected] for more information about donating money.

Phi Kappa Phi children’s book donation drive

Phi Kappa Phi held a children’s book drive to promote the love of learning. 

This is a biannual drive that helped support the Emily Williamson Laboratory School this year. 

Chloë Beaver, the vice president of Phi Kappa Phi, said they received so many books their donation boxes tore open. The final number of donated books was 87. 

“[The EWLS] distributed them in their classrooms for the children to read on their own and for the teachers to read aloud in classes,” Beaver said. “Not only will these donations provide opportunities for the students, but the books will also help the EWLS and its amazing teachers who work so hard to teach and nurture these students on a limited budget and with limited supplies.” 

The donation drive concluded in February, but if you want to donate in the future contact Chloë Beaver at [email protected].

AKA COVID kit donation drive 

Even though the number of COVID cases are decreasing, many people still need supplies to get them through the pandemic. 

Alpha Kappa Alpha hosted a “Klean and Klear” COVID kit donation drive to collect items for COVID kits. 

Some of the items that could be donated included masks, cough drops, facial wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues and gloves, according to Averyona Williams

They also collected glasses.  

Students can drop off donations and donation boxes located in front of the library, SUB and Activity Center. 

Jalyn Leblanc, the historian of AKA, said they “would really appreciate the support” in making the world a healthier place.