Social Workers United Extends Donation Drive for Hurricane Sandy

Drop-Off Location: 3rd Floor, Sims Hall

With the recent storms in the New York City and New Jersey areas, students in the School of Social Work, led by members of its student organization, Social Workers United, have been collecting items to support those affected by the storms. Due to overwhelming and very generous response of donations of coats, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves and blankets arriving daily to Sims Hall, the drive has been extended through November 30. Because transportation volunteers are bringing donations personally to the severely affected areas, they can provide regular updates to Social Workers United on specifically needed items. At this time, the following items are being requested

  • Cleaning supplies (including Clorox)
  • Shovels
  • Garbage bags
  • Toothbrushes (new)
  • Toothpaste, soap
  • Hairbrushes (new)
  • Baby items (food, diapers)
  • Kids items (backpacks, clothing)
  • Blankets
  • Canned goods
  • Water
  • Gloves, hats, scarfs
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts

Social Workers United worked with the Red Cross on November 13 to coordinate a blood drive to support the New York City/New Jersey areas. Due to overwhelming response from participants, a second follow-up blood drive is being coordinated by Social Workers United soon.