Clothing drive, bake sale set


A clothing/food drive and a bake sale are in the works as part of MIT's annual United Way campaign.

This Friday, Dec. 12, the United Way Bake Sale will be held in Lobby 7 beginning at 11am and ending when all the food is sold. Containers for MIT's annual clothing drive, an adjunct to the United Way campaign, are now in place in nine locations on campus. This year, the drive is also accepting donations of nonperishable food.

Donations of all kinds of clean clothing and canned and prepackaged food will go to three Cambridge facilities -- CASPAR, the Salvation Army and Shelter, Inc. Items may be dropped off in Lobby 7; the lobbies of Building E18/E19, Building E52 and Walker Memorial; the first floor of the Stratton Student Center; the Building E23/E25 atrium; Rm NE43-110; Rm NW16-204; and Rm 20A-023.

CASPAR is also seeking babies' and children's clothing and furniture. These items should not be left at any of the drop-off locations; call Peggy Carney at x3-4605 to arrange for a pickup. Anyone who would like to assist Physical Plant in collecting items from the drop-off locations or helping to deliver clothes to the shelters may contact William Wohlfarth at x3-1741.

As of Monday, Dec. 7, 801 MIT community members (including 39 Leadership Givers donating at least $1,000 apiece) have pledged $186,433 to the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. This puts the campaign at 59 percent of its $315,000 goal, which organizers hope to achieve by December 31.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 10, 1997.


Topics: Volunteering, outreach, public service

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