community reaches out during the holidays
State is reaching out to help this holiday season. The University
is home to several on-campus organizations sponsoring charity
drives during this season of giving.
Sacramento State’s University Transportation and Parking
Services will once again participate in the State Employees
Food Drive. In partnership with the California Emergency Foodlink,
UTAPS will be accepting food and cash donations for families
in need. Donations go toward helping Sacramento food closets
in their efforts to provide relief. Drop-off locations are
at the information booths on either entrance to campus and
at the Transportation and Parking Office in Foley Hall. Bins
are also located in several offices and buildings around campus.
A full list of drop off locations can be found at www.csus.edu/utaps/news/BoxLocationList2005.xls.
To make a cash donation, drop off a check payable to Nancy
Fox at the transportation and parking office in Foley Hall
or send it to campus zip 6076.
The University Union is once again presenting its popular
Giving Tree program. The annual holiday fixture in the Union
lobby will be hung with personalized decorations that give
the name, age and gender of a child in need. Through Dec.
8 individuals may select an ornament and bring back a gift,
which will be presented to the children between 8 a.m. to
4 p.m., Dec. 9 in the Lobby Suite of the Union.
Sacramento State’s Phi Sigma Sigma sorority is helping
to sponsor the Winter Warmth Clothing Drive. Donations will
help the Sacramento Food Bank assist in keeping families and
individuals warm this winter, and many more to come. Clothes
donations can be taken to the Phi Sigma Sigma weekly meeting,
7 p.m., Nov. 28 on Monday, in the Hinde Auditorium.
sorority is also involved with the Cinderella’s Closet
outlet in downtown Sacramento. The program is looking for
unwanted formal dresses, shoes and accessories for teenage
and adolescent girls. The store offers qualified individuals
free formal wear to attend school dances, proms and events.
Contributions to Cinderella’s Closet can be made through
Dec. 2 at the clothing rack by the stairs on the first floor
of the University Union, or in person any time at 2220 K St.
Omega Nu sorority will also be offering an opportunity to
donate to a local charity. The Latina-based organization is
partnering with the Moral Values program, a non-profit organization
based in Sacramento. The organization helps provide a number
of essential services to disadvantaged youth, including providing
food on Thanksgiving and holiday toys. Donations can be made
at the Sigma Omega Nu bin on the first floor of the University
Union. For more information, visit www.mvpsacramento.org/.
— Josh Huggett