Warm a heart; help someone in need

October 13, 2009 —

4th floorThe DMU Community Service Committee initiated a regular food drive on campus this summer (maybe you’ve seen the shopping carts in various buildings?) and recently added a collection box on each floor. To the right you’ll see a photo of the Academic Center’s 4th floor box. It’s fairly full (you can’t see the cans behind the boxes) and ready to be dumped into the carts and delivered to those in need. But our 4th floor collection is sad compared to what those crazy cats in admissions collected… check it out:

enrollment box

Way to go, Enrollment team!! You’re going to need a bigger box soon! If you’re able to donate to the box, drop any boxed or canned non-perishable items into the box in your area or any of the shopping carts.

There are a few other ways you can help those in need without leaving campus…

Student Senate & the DMU Homeless Camp Outreach Group are collecting blankets. You can drop them off in the gray & blue bin in the SEC common area, Oct. 12-30. Or you can drop off a check or cash to the Student Services office (in the memo field write “blanket drive.”)

The SNPMA group is collecting shoes for Soles4Souls Oct. 12-23. Drop new or gently worn shoes into the collection box in the SEC commons!

Also, the Crafting for Charity Club, which meets at DMU, will host the second annual quilt-in at DMU in the MEC, Dec. 11, 5-9 p.m., and Dec. 12, 8 a.m.05 p.m. You can help them spread the word or collect supplies – donations and volunteers are needed. To RSVP or see what supplies are needed, email TheCraftingForCharityClub@gmail.com.

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.


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    Firstly thanks for writing such an awesome post.This is a very good initiative taken.I like the way you guys have these programs to help people in need.I wish to see more such work from you all.All the best guys!!