Dear UNI family,
Every year, 35 to 40 teens age out of the Iowa Foster Care Program in Black Hawk County. These youth have moved from place to place, often with nothing but their clothes and a few personal belongings wrapped up in a garbage bag.
The UNI United Way committee is hosting a “household essentials” donation drive to help these young adults begin life on their own.
From January 22 through 26, the following types of items will be collected:
- laundry baskets/bags
- laundry detergent
- dryer sheets
- fabric softener
- blankets/throws (new or gently used)
- duffel bags (new or gently used)
- suitcases (new or gently used)
Donations can be dropped off at any of the locations below or arranged for pick up by contacting Paige Cowing.
Seerley 1 / President’s office
Curris Business Building 5 / Center for Professional Distinction
Schindler Education Center 150 / COE Dean’s office
Wellness & Recreation Center 203 / KAHHS office
266 Communication Arts Center / CHAS Dean’s office
319 Sabin / CSBS Dean’s office
Gilchrist 27 / Human Resources
10 Redeker / Department of Residence
Essentials / Maucker Union
North Dome / Athletics main office
1078 Bartlett / Psychology
1126 Bartlett / Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology
125 E. Bartlett / University Relations
304 Commons / Alumni Association
Items can also be donated at the UNI men’s basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Each individual that donates an item at the game will receive free admission.
Thanks for your continued support of the Cedar Valley community!
UNI United Way Committee