For the second consecutive year, Cameron University will hold a supply drive for participating United Way agencies as part of the university’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service activities. The supply drive will take place on Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cameron volunteers will man drop-off stations at Country Mart/Cache Road, Country Mart/Lee Blvd., Sam’s Club, Staples and Walmart/Quanah Parker Trailwayso that members of the community can easily donate to the drive. Member agencies have provided wish lists of supplies they need for the upcoming year, and an overall supply list will be available at each drop-off location.
“Last year’s inaugural supply drive was an overwhelming success,” says Jennifer Holland, Vice President for Student Services. “By moving the drive to the Saturday before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, we hope to surpass the number of donated items. This will also allow us to focus our efforts on Monday, January 20, on our Martin Luther King Day Jr. of Service activities, during which a large contingent of Cameron volunteers will perform community service projects at numerous locations throughout Lawton.”
Supplies requested include toiletry and personal hygiene items, office supplies, arts and craft supplies, food and beverages, bedding items and more. Community members may either shop at the drop-off locations to provide items on the list or can bring items from home to the drop-off locations.
Drop-off locations for the supply drive are:
- Country Mart, 4510 S.E. Lee Boulevard
- Country Mart, 6734 N.W. Cache Road
- Sam’s Club, 802 N.W. Sheridan Road
- Staples, 1217 N.W. Sheridan Road
- Walmart, 6301 Quanah Parker Trailway
Donated items will be distributed to local United Way agencies that submitted a wish list, including American Red Cross, Great Plains Service Center; Armed Services YMCA; C. Carter Crane Shelter for the Homeless; Center for Creative Living; Family Promise of Lawton; Help Advocacy Center of SW Oklahoma; J. Roy Dunning Children's Shelter; Marie Detty Youth & Family Service Center; Roadback, Inc.; and Salvation Army Corp Community Center.
January 13, 2014