Winter Coat and Clothing Drive
From November 9 through November 20, Kent State University will be collecting clean, gently used or new items for all ages including warm clothing, hats, gloves, scarves and sweaters. Look for large boxes with Winter Coat and Clothing Drive signs at the buildings listed below. Winter coat and clothing donations will go to the Winter Warm Up Stations at the Williamson House and Schwartz Center; and the Phyllis Zumkehr Portage County Clothing Center, which provides items to homeless individuals, families, elderly, and veterans in need free of charge.
In 2019, 899 pounds of clothing was collected and of this, 811 pounds went to the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center and 88 pounds went to the Winter Warm Up Station at the Women's Center.
Donation bins are located at the Kent Student Center 1st floor outside room 106; and Schwartz Center 2nd floor suite 261.
Winter Warm-Up Stations are located in Schwartz Center 1st floor lobby area and Williamson House front entrance between the glass doors. (Take what you need to stay warm!)
The Winter Coat and Clothing Drive is coordinated by Kent State's Career Exploration and Development, Community Engaged Learning, Kent Student Center, Kent State of Wellness, Office of Sustainability, and the Women's Center.