Happenings: Coat and Blanket Drive

Texas State helps homeless
through Bobcat Blanket Drive

pile of blankets

Donate new blankets and gently used or new coats, hats and gloves to the Bobcat Blanket Drive, held on campus Nov. 28-Dec. 2.

By Billi London-Gray

The recent spell of balmy November days soon will give way to the temperamental chill of Texas winter. For homeless individuals who spend all their nights outside, the cold isn’t just uncomfortable — it can be life threatening.

The Bobcat Blanket Drive, sponsored by the Psychology Department and the Health Psychology Graduate Program, is one way the Texas State community can help these imperiled neighbors weather the winter months with greater comfort and health. Scheduled from Monday, Nov. 28, to Friday, Dec. 2, the drive will collect blankets and winter outerwear on behalf of Front Steps and the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH).

Texas State students, faculty and staff as well as members of the San Marcos community are encouraged to donate the following items:

  • NEW blankets
  • Gently used or new coats
  • Gently used or new hats
  • Gently used or new gloves

Donation boxes are located in the Psychology Department’s main office, room 204 of the Psychology Building, and on the second floor of the LBJ Student Center in the Paseo.

To learn more about Front Steps and ARCH, visit their website, www.frontsteps.org.

building exterior of Austin Resource Center for the Homeless

Austin Resource Center for the Homeless

One response to “Happenings: Coat and Blanket Drive

  1. For anyone interested, Colloquium Bookstore has fleece blankets on sale for about $7 each.

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