Winter clothing drive to aid Community Giving campaign


The Community Giving at MIT campaign is sponsoring a winter clothing drive from Monday, Dec. 10 until Thursday, Dec. 20.

The 10 drop-off locations include Lobby 13; the rear lobby of Walker Memorial; the first-floor lobbies of Buildings 34, E18/E19, E23/E25, E52, W91 (outside Room 103) and NE43; the Stratton Student Center lobby; Room NW16-205, and Room NW21-104. Items will be donated to three Cambridge agencies: CASPAR (Cambridge and Somerville Program for Drug Abuse and Alcoholism), the Salvation Army and Shelter, Inc.

Items on the clothing drive "wish list" include clean winter clothing of all types for adults (warm sweaters, coats, hats, boots, gloves and mittens); shoes; long underwear and regular underwear (new); and socks, even if they don't match. Campaign organizers ask that clothing be put in bags and labeled as men's or women's so donations can be given to appropriate shelters.

CAMPAIGN UPDATE

As of November 29, the Community Giving at MIT campaign has raised $203,235 from 671 contributors. The campaign aims to raise $375,000 by Dec. 31. The Community Giving Book Fair held on Nov. 20 raised an additional $450, which will be divided between the Community Service Fund and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. Contributors to the campaign may opt to give to the United Way of Massachusetts Bay or any of its supported organizations, the Community Service Fund or any 501(c)(3) health and human services agency.

MIT employees may participate by filling out the personalized pledge form they recently received in campus mail and by choosing one of the various options for giving, including the payroll deduction plan (the easiest way to give), personal check, stock and securities, or credit card. Send completed pledge forms to your department solicitor or directly to campaign headquarters in Room 50-005. A list of appointed department solicitors can be found at the campaign's web site at http://web.mit.edu/community-giving.

For more information about the Community Giving at MIT Campaign, contact Ted Johnson at tej@mit.edu or Annmarie Cameron Foley at acameron@mit.edu in the Office of Special Community Services, Rm 50-005, x3-7914.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on December 5, 2001.


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