United Way clothing drive, bake planned


To benefit the MIT United Way campaign now going on, there will be a clothing drive and bake sale next month.

MIT's fourth annual United Way clothing drive will be held December 8-19. Clothing and other items donated will be given to CASPAR, the Salvation Army and Shelter, Inc. There will be collection bins in Building E52 (the Sloan School), Walker Memorial, the Stratton Student Center, the Building E23 atrium (Medical Department), Lobby 7, Building NW16 (the Plasma Fusion and Science Center) and Rm 20A-023 (United Way campaign headquarters in the Office of Special Community Services).

Agencies are requesting clean, warm winter clothing -- coats, hats, socks, long underwear, etc. -- as well as towels, sheets, and clothing and furniture for babies and children. Do not leave furniture by the collection bins; call x3-4605 for pickup.

The bake sale will be held on Friday, Dec. 12; the time and location will be announced. Food contributions from chief solicitors and other members of the MIT community are welcome; call x3-7914 for more information.

As of November 18, the campaign had received pledges totaling $93,174 from 398 donors, including 19 Leadership Givers pledging at least $1,000 apiece. The amount represents 32 percent of the $315,000 goal for the campaign, which runs until December 31.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 19, 1997.


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