Minority Students in Action takes on the SUNY Empire State College Clothing Challenge
By E. Reginald Pope, student, SUNY Empire State College; vice president, Minority Students in Action
May 28, 2015
In honor of Earth Week, SUNY Empire State College invited students, faculty and staff to participate in a clothing challenge. The challenge required participants to collect clothes, weigh and donate them to their preferred charitable organization. Participants then reported the total weight to email@example.com.
The Minority Students in Action Executive Board asked members to take part in the drive by dropping off donations at the college’s Old Westbury and Hauppauge locations. Multiple bags were collected, totaling over 50lbs, and delivered to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America. The nonprofit organization has numerous programs that make a major difference in children’s lives. Donated clothes are sold at affordable prices, which is very important in this economy.
Organizers encouraged the club to try collecting 100lbs during next year’s Clothing Challenge.