Winter Coat and Clothing Drive
From November 17 through December 13, 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 wrapped with wintry wrapping paper and Winter Coat and Clothing Drive signs in common areas at select buildings listed below. The Winter Coat and Clothing Drive is part of the Kent State's Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week events which starts on November 17. Winter coat and clothing donations will go to the Winter Warm Up Station at the Women’s 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 2018, nearly 550 pounds of clothing (about 200 coats) was collected and of this, 492 pounds went to the Phyllis Zumkehr County Clothing Center and 55 pounds went to the Winter Warm Up Station at the Women's Center.
Donation bins are located at the University Library; Kent Student Center; Student Recreation and Wellness Center; Center for Undergraduate Excellence; Tri-Towers 24 hour area desk; DeWeese Health Center; Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement; Heer Hall; Rockwell Hall; Schwartz Center, Room 261; and Williamson House.
The Winter Coat and Clothing Drive is coordinated by Kent State's Community Engaged Learning, Kent State of Wellness, Office of Sustainability, and the Women's Center.