Awareness for Wellness donation drive begins today

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in Alumni News, Campus News, and News

Homecoming is a great time for alumni and students to participate in fun activities at the University and reunite with classmates, but did you know there’s also a community service element?

This year’s Homecoming Steering Committee has partnered with the United Way to sponsor Awareness for Wellness, a community donation drive that benefits the Lawrence Community Shelter. The shelter is the only emergency homeless shelter serving Lawrence and Douglas County.

The Lawrence community is invited to donate hygiene products such as toothpaste, soap, shampoo and baby diapers to the drive. Items will be collected at each of the four Dillons store locations in Lawrence beginning today through Sunday, Sept. 29. Donations can also be dropped off at the Adams Alumni Center on Sunday, Sept. 29, from noon-4 p.m.

Students, if you’re participating in Homecoming events to earn points for your organization, your donations should be delivered to the Adams Alumni Center; points will not be given for donations dropped off at Dillons.

We hope you’ll join us to help assist residents of the Lawrence Community Shelter!

Items requested include:Jayhawks Around the World, 2013 KU Homecoming |

Baby Essentials
Diapers (sizes 3, 4, 5, 6)
Baby Wipes

Men’s Hygiene Essentials
Disposable razors
Shaving cream
Deodorant/body spray

Women’s Hygiene Essentials
Disposable razors
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Hand and body lotion
Facial tissues
Fingernail clippers
Travel-size toiletries
Shampoo and body wash
Combs and brushes
Dental floss

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