woman placing items in charity drop boxDrop-off boxes in Assumption Hall and the CAW Student Centre will collect donations for the Socks and Bottoms charity campaign.

Charity drive to collect essential products

The Office of the Vice-President, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is calling on the UWindsor community to join a charity drive to collect items required by Windsor-Essex residents in need.

The Socks and Bottoms campaign, an annual initiative of the Rotary Clubs of Windsor-Essex, will distribute donated socks, underwear, diapers, adult incontinence products, and toilet paper to more than 30 organizations.

“Typically, these items are not things that individuals think of when donating to local food banks or agencies,” says Clinton Beckford, vice-president, equity, diversity, and inclusion. “As demand increases for these essential products due to financial hardships and other circumstances, these organizations are unable to provide these basic necessities to all who need them.”

Dr. Beckford encourages students, faculty, and staff to drop off donations until Dec. 20 in the boxes located in:

  • Assumption Hall – main lobby
  • CAW Student Centre – main entrance

Keeping in mind those experiencing homelessness in our community and those living in extreme poverty this cold season, the Rotary Club is also accepting donations of gloves, hats, and sleeping bags.

For more information, contact vpedi@uwindsor.ca.