North's student-led "Sock Drive" for the homeless, a project the College's chapter of the honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), was so successful in December that students have decided to make this a year-round effort.
If you want to donate, Warm Clothing Drive bins are locatedhere:
- Medical Assisting classroom IB 1318
- Michaelann Allen's office in HHS.
Led by faculty advisor Michaelann Allen, North's PTK student members distributed more than 600 warm socks -- along with warm clothing and disposable hand-warmers – before the holidays to homeless Seattle residents. While delivering some of those donations on Christmas Eve, the students also provided more than 22 dozen home-baked goods to those living on the streets.
North students, bolstered by the generosity of the College community and moved by the reception they received while delivering these donations, decided to continue collecting clean, gently used (or new) sleeping bags and warm clothing as part of their new year-round drive to help the homeless.
Michaelann comments, "Giving and helping others should not happen just during the holiday season. It should be a lifelong commitment to help those less fortunate, and that is what we are going to do."
For more information about North's PTK Chapter, Alpha Epsilon Omega, please see their Web pages.
Thanks to all for their generosity and for contributing to the sense of community at North.