The Junior Class of the Student Government Association kicked off the 2013 spring semester with their first fundraising event, Back to School Clothing Drive. During the event the class collected donations from Monday, Jan. 7 to Tuesday, Jan. 15.
All proceeds from the drive will be immediately donated to local area organizations such as Ruston Christian Community Action and one of Grambling’s local churches, Lewis Temple CME.
According to Jordan Harvey, junior class president, the valued contributors were the student body of Grambling State University, Residential Life, SGA, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, The Gramblinite, the University’s bookstore, Phi Beta Sigma and the Favrot Student Union Board.
“The donations consisted of women’s clothing and footwear, men’s clothing and footwear, jackets and bedspreads for families in need,” said Harvey.
“The Junior Class officials and I wanted to reach out to the community and support charitable organizations in their efforts of clothing and housing those in need,” Harvey said.
The class wanted to involve the campus in effecting the community in a positive way and also in return students were able to gain service learning hours for their participations.
Brittany Buggs, junior class vice president said the amount of participation from students and the university was great and it felt great to know that the donations are going to help many people.
“I am so proud of my class and fellow students for their support of the clothing drive,” said Buggs.
Graduating business, marketing Kendall Jackson participated in the class fundraiser on behalf of his organization, Kappa Kappa Psi to show responsibility and to help others in the surrounding areas.
“I participated because I wanted to show the importance of giving back to my community,” said Jackson.
In the future Harvey plans to have another fundraiser and the classes next event is the Brotherhood/Sisterhood seminars, which are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18 in conjunction with campus organizations.