Texas State helps homeless
through Bobcat Blanket Drive
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.