UW School of Social Work E-news
April 2009  |  Return to issue home

In the Bag: OSSW Students Rally to Help Clothe Homeless

Students in the Organization of Student Social Workers (OSSW) responded to a request from fellow OSSW officer Alisa Do and her friend Sandy Wong to collect warm clothing to help homeless people vulnerable to winter's chill. Even though it wasn't on their original community service agenda, other OSSW officers agreed to help and collected 50 bags of clothing here at the School, benefiting the shelters Noel House and New Beginnings. Teen and men's clothes went to Treehouse, which supports children and young adults in the foster care system.

OSSW students & friends
Angela Lashley among the bags of clothes
Top, left: OSSW students Angela Lashley (left), Ruby Gordon and Alisa Do, with Alisa's friends Loc Nguyen and Sandy Wong. Angela, at right, sorts through the many donations. Bottom, left: OSSW students collected 50 bags of winter clothing and personal supplies for people living in homeless shelters.Sandy, Alisa and Ruby, at right, surrounded by bags.
OSSW students sort through 50 bags of clothing
Sandy, Alisa & Ruby surrounded by donations

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