Kits for Kindness

The Off-Campus Housing Office will be hosting a Kits for Kindness donation drive from Oct. 11 through Nov. 10. In partnership with Healthcare for the Homeless, we are creating street survival kits of life essentials that will be given to our unhoused neighbors. You are welcome to check out the list of supply items and drop off what you are able to donate at our office in McCoy Hall, Terrace Level, any time before Nov. 17. Supply items include:

  • New socks
  • Rain poncho
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Energy bars/trail mix/dried fruit
  • Gift card for food (Subway, Dunkin' Donuts and McDonald's sell $5 cards)
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Bar soap in a durable plastic bag
  • Body lotion
  • Wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Comb
  • Feminine products
  • In winter: hat, gloves, scarf, hand warmers
  • A note from you—this means a lot!

We encourage travel-size donations to best fit in the bags. If you want to donate something not on the list, let us know! Students and staff are welcome to help us assemble these Kits of Kindness on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5 to 7 p.m. while we watch a movie and have some pizza. Please spread the word across Student Affairs and with your student networks to assist in making this successful and helping our neighbors.

Jon Walter
Student/Community Liaison
Off-Campus Housing, McCoy Hall, Terrace Level