SGPS, United Way drive asks for clothes, non-perishables

Donations open in JDUC till end of January 

The drive will remain open until the end of the month.
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Supplied by Isabel Luce.

A winter clothes and non-perishables drive from the SGPS and AMS Student United Way Committee ends this month. 

The drive, which began in November, will support partner organizations of United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFLA).

The collected items will pass on to organizations supported by KFLA United Way such as St. Vincent de Paul, Kingston Interval House, Kingston Youth Shelter, One Roof, Home Base Housing, L&A Interval House, Kingston Community Health Centres, and Dress for Success. 

Queen’s community members can support the drive through donations of non-perishable food items, new unopened toiletries including diapers and menstrual products, gently used clothes, socks, shoes, boots, and winter clothing. 

In an email to The Journal, SGPS Vice-President (Community) and PhD Candidate in Art History, Isabel Luce, spoke to the creation and purpose of the drive.  

While the AMS has supported monetary campaigns in the past, the collaboration focuses its efforts on collecting tangible donations to be distributed throughout Kingston.

“They’ve done quite a few exciting campaigns this fall to raise money for the United Way, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to collaborate on a Winter Drive that would start before the holidays and end at the end of January,” Luce wrote.

“I know a lot of graduate students would love to be part of the fundraising campaign, but are finding it hard to make ends meet,” she added. The drive is meant to be an inclusive way for students to donate items that are otherwise found in the average student apartment. 

The SGPS will continue accepting donations at its main office in JDUC room 021 until the end of January.

 

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