While many of us don’t worry too much about surviving the lower temperatures in the winter, there are some who feel the cold all too much.
OSU Institute of Technology’s Office of Student Life is holding a coat and blanket drive during the month of February to help those in need who are braving this winter without a coat or blanket.
“This is an important issue because some people are dealing with hard times and we would like to help those who are less fortunate this winter so they are able to handle the conditions of the winter weather,” said Dustin Goodno, activities coordinator in Student Life.
Those with blankets and coats to donate can bring them to Covelle Hall and leave them with any Student Life staff member through Friday Feb. 26.
The coat and blanket drive launched Jan. 29 and is the first Community Service Day project of the new year. Student Life organizes a Community Service Day every month for students, faculty and staff to participate in.
“Taking part in community service can teach compassion and understanding. Our students should see this as an opportunity to bring joy to their community,” Goodno said. “Community service is also rewarding and can help students realize the needs in our community.”
“Students are able to help strengthen their community by supporting these families in need, and it gives them a chance to give back as well as make a difference in someone else’s life.”