Friday, January 15, 2010
It's a long weekend. Sure, you probably have some homework to do, maybe you have to work or have other obligations. But, if you have an extra half hour, consider those affected by the earthquake in Haiti and how you can help.
Chances are you have clothes you don't wear -- things that don't fit, things that were totally so five minutes ago. Take a half hour, sort through your things and donate what you don't or can't wear to those who have lost everything in the earthquake.
From Tuesday, Jan. 19, through Friday, Jan. 22, the College Republicans at the University of Cincinnati are hosting a donations drive in front of Tangeman University Center, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The student organization will take the donated items (clothing, food, money, water, hand sanitizer, anything you can give) to Matthew 25 Ministries who will then send the goods on to Haiti.
Ignore party politics on this one, folks. This is something bigger than political and social agendas.
For many college students, money to spare might not be a realistic option. Donating clothing, however, is. I've already started to sort through my things, gathering shirts, skirts, pants and shorts that I haven't worn in years.
If you know of other organizations that are accepting donations in Cincinnati, or if you are doing something to aid in the effort, please let me know at email@example.com. Send photos of your clothing donations and text to accompany. I'll post it to the blog. Encourage your friends and family to do the same. Any little bit helps.
Posted by THE FASHION DUNGJEN at 7:30 PM