Syracuse University Haiti Support Group launches clothing drive
The Syracuse University Haiti Support Group has launched a clothing drive, “Blankets for Haiti,” to assist the Haitian people in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck the country on Jan.12.
The drive is organized in collaboration with Mohawk Global Logistics (MGL), a Syracuse-based transport and freight company. MGL’s founder, Gar Grannell ’88, and his wife, Francine G’04, are SU alumni.
MGL is working with several other local organizations and schools in the Blankets for Haiti clothing drive. The company has made arrangements with ocean and air carriers to transport and deliver the goods to Haiti for distribution to local organizations there. MGL has provided boxes for collecting, sorting and packing donated items.
The “Blankets for Haiti” clothing drive at SU runs through Friday, Feb. 26. MGL will pick up donated items on Saturday, Feb. 27.
Four categories of new or gently used items are being collected during the clothing drive: blankets and bedding; men’s, women’s and infants’ clothing; hats, caps and scarves; and footwear.
Boxes for the clothing drive may be found at several campus locations, including:
E.S. Bird Library—First floor opposite the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (Room 114A)
Booth Residence Hall—Lobby
Eggers Hall—Third floor by Eggers Café
Goldstein Student Center, South Campus—Lobby
Huntington Hall—Cultural Foundations of Education office, Room 350
College of Law—Student Lounge, second floor
Lawrinson Residence Hall—First Floor near elevators
Marshall Square Mall—Commons seating area
Maxwell Hall—First floor near Maxwell Auditorium and second floor in Commons area
Sadler Residence Hall—First floor near elevators
Schine Student Center—Office of Multicultural Affairs, Room 105, and the Office of Student Life, Room 126
Sims Hall—Second floor Commons area near Room 219
Tolley Building—Second floor near the Democratizing Knowledge office, Room 202
Whitman School of Management building—First floor
For the list of clothing drive volunteers at each drop-off location, updates of campus drop-off locations, and other information about Haiti and the rebuilding effort, visit the Syracuse University Haiti Support Group website at http://researchguides.library.syr.edu/haitidisaster.
For more information, contact Paula C. Johnson in the College of Law at 443-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.