Donate Items, Time to Community Connections Project
Posted July 17, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
If you’re looking for a way to give back to the Atlanta community, there’s an opportunity right here at Georgia Tech.
Last year, members of the campus community gathered to pack items donated during the Community Connections drive. Students, faculty, and staff may donate items ranging from toiletries to snacks to this year's drive through Aug. 15.
For the second year, the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement is inviting the campus community to join incoming students in a service project to serve local women and children in need.
“The Community Connections project is a way to bring together faculty, staff, and students to support our neighboring community partner, the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children,” said Sarah Perkins, civic engagement coordinator for the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement. “It’s an opportunity to introduce new students to the tradition of service here at Tech and remind current members of our community that there are ways for them to get involved, too.”
The Tech community is invited to donate items ranging from toiletries to snacks through Aug. 15. During the summer FASET sessions, incoming freshmen and their families are also invited to donate items. So far, a total of 1,498 items have been collected following the first three FASET sessions, making significant progress toward this year’s collection goal of 4,000 items.
Items can continue to be dropped off in the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement (Room 2211) in the Student Center Commons and at the FASET Help Desk (on the second floor of the Student Center near the information desk) during FASET sessions.
In addition to donating items, faculty, staff, and students are also invited to donate their time during a packaging event where the items will be assembled into critical need kits. The event will be held on Friday, Aug. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.