For the second year in a row, members of the Glenville State College Alpha Theta Xi sorority have stepped up to sponsor a ‘Spring Cleaning Drive.’ This year, the Pioneers in Nursing student organization is acting as co-sponsor as they collect cleaning supplies from students, faculty/staff, and local residents. The event runs March 1st through 19th. The items collected will be delivered to CRI (Community Resource Inc.) in downtown Glenville.
“People on food stamps cannot use them for cleaning supplies for themselves, their children, or their homes, and the grant that supports CRI only allows us to buy food for our pantry. Without the support of Glenville State College, we would not be able to offer cleaning supplies to these people in need,” said CRI Community Service Specialist Joann Stewart.
Supplies needed include: paper towels, toilet paper, dish liquid, shampoo, conditioner, floor cleaner, bathroom cleaner, laundry detergent, bleach, deodorant, cleanser, face and hand soap, etc. Drop-off boxes are being placed in all GSC academic departments and many other campus offices.
“I really enjoy doing this drive because it helps families in need have access to cleaning supplies. If it weren’t for these donations, these needs would not be met,” said Alpha Theta Xi President Britni Whited. “Last year was a great success with the cleaning supplies drive, and we plan on it becoming an annual service project for our organization,” said Dr. Jill Haasch, Alpha Theta Xi Sponsor and Social Science Department Chair.
For more information on the food drive or if you would like to make a donation, contact Haasch at Jill.Haasch@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6271 or contact Stewart at (304) 462-8698.