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TU’s Tallahassee Social Work students hold donation drive to help Hope Community

The graduating students in Thomas University’s Tallahassee cohort of Social Work majors has teamed up with the Big Bend Homeless Coalition to hold “Help4Hope,” a donation drive to benefit the Hope Community emergency dorm for families in Tallahassee.

The Hope Community is part of the Big Bend Homeless Coalition. The Hope Community provides emergency shelter or temporary housing, case management and support services for families and women moving out of homelessness and into stable housing.

“My classmates and I chose this community project because we saw a need to bring more awareness in our local community about homelessness of families in our area,” said Lisa Herring, one of the Social Work students. “The Hope Community serves 200 low-income families at a time. The Hope Community wants to help these families have an easy transition while saving money to provide a quality life for their family.”­­­­­­

The project fits in with what the social work students have learned about advocating for human rights, social justice and economic justice, Herring said.

With “Help4Hope,” students are asking for donations of diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6), laundry detergent, dish detergent and feminine hygiene products. Donations can be dropped off in Tallahassee at Momentum Fitness, 2695 Capital Circle Northeast, or Harper Revell Heating and Air Conditioning, 3015 Nathan Lane. Donations will be accepted through April 16.

Monetary donations are also accepted and can be mailed to Bill Milford, Division Chair of Social Work, Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Road, Thomasville, GA 31792. Please make checks payable to Thomas University with the memo Help4Hope. All donations are tax-deductible, and receipts are available by request.

For more information about the project, email help4hopece@gmail.com. 

 

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