Annual Warm Clothes Drive prepares students for cold months

Chance Shelton

Throughout the year Georgia Southern hosts many events that support all types of causes such as blood drives, marathons and the lighting of Sweetheart Circle. The annual Warm Clothes Drive, however, is especially needed as warm summer days turn cold for the fall and winter seasons.

This year will be GSU’s fourth time holding the event that is targeted to students, especially international students, that may not have the proper clothing to stay warm through Georgia’s fall and winter months.

This year’s collection period was between Oct. 20 and Nov. 21 and now they are entering the dispersion period which will take place in the Russell Union. Last year the event collected over 600 items to disperse, according to Kendria Lee and Chairman Tifani Pool who are both heavily involved with the cause.

Any items that are left after the dispersion period will be donated to local charities for those who made be in need of warm clothes as well. If you have questions you can contact Tifani Pool at (912) 478-0283 or Kendria Lee at (912) 478-7534 and [email protected]

Dispersion Times:

When: Dec. 2 – Dec. 4

Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

*Limit of 10 items per day

Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*Unlimited

Where: Russell Union room 2040