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’Tis the season for charity giving at DU

DU is hosting a number of holiday donation drives over the next two months.

Two student groups at the Women’s College (TWC) — the Law and Society Student Association and the Student Advisory Board — are partnering to collect toiletries, cleaning supplies and children’s books for the Women’s Crisis and Family Outreach Center and Denver Human Services. Both organizations are devoted to ending violence and abuse in the lives of women and children.

The mission of the drive is simple, explains Nancy Hemming, director of external relations at The Women’s College. “Students of TWC want to support women and children in need.”

Donations can be dropped off through Dec. 23 in Suite 120 at the Chambers Center.

DU’s student-athletes continue their tradition of teaming up with the Marines’ Toys for Tots campaign. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off in collection boxes at any DU home game through Dec. 17.

DU Athletics also is partnering with 9Cares Colorado Shares. Fans who donate non-perishable food items will receive a $2 discount per game ticket for each donated item. The offer is good for up to four tickets per transaction and only available at the Ritchie Center box office. All collected food goes to the New Life Fellowship Food Pantry. The offer is good for three basketball games: the men’s game at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 against Florida International, the men’s game at 4 p.m. Dec. 19 against Louisiana-Monroe; and the women’s game at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 19 against Montana State.

Rounding out the holiday season is the Staff Advisory Council’s (SAC) annual “Pioneers for People” coat drive Jan. 8–20. The drive benefits the Denver Rescue Mission. Items requested include: new or used coats, hats, gloves, scarves, boots and any other cold-weather items.

Donations can be dropped off at these DU locations: Ammi Hyde Building, Ben Cherrington Hall, Boettcher Hall, Chambers Center, Daniels College of Business, Driscoll University Center, Fisher Early Learning Center, Mary Reed Building, Newman Center, Penrose Library, Purchasing Services Building, Ricketson Law Building, Ritchie Center, Sturm Hall, University Hall and all residence halls.

Last year, SAC collected approximately 720 coats despite a “difficult economic time,” says SAC president Christa Bruning. “People still gave and still helped out and that shows the spirit of DU,” she says, adding she hopes that spirit will continue this year.


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