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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). Continue reading