Students Conduct Girls Town Clothing Drive

C.A.N. DO, the Community Action Network, of William Woods University, recently donated nine boxes of clothing to Girls Town.

“I was amazed that we collected so many nice pieces of clothing,” Sharon Paris, C.A.N. DO coordinator, said. “Many of the items were new, and still had tags on them!”

Becky Quintero was the student coordinator of the C.A.N. DO Clothing Drive. Boxes were placed in all residence halls and other campus buildings before Christmas break. Those boxes were picked up and the clothing was sorted and re-boxed before delivery to Girls Town.

C.A.N. DO is a William Woods University campus organization that enlists students, faculty and staff to do service-learning projects to assist local not-for-profits and other helping agencies who submit project requests.

Members of C.A.N. DO are the administrative team who make things happen. They meet every other Monday to review requests and divide up the tasks of administrating those projects, which are approved.

Some of their current projects include: sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan. 23) from noon to 6 p.m. in McNutt Campus Center, painting the food pantry at SERVE this week, mentoring and tutoring students at Fulton Middle School and teaching an art class at the Kingdom Christian Academy.

Organizations that could use some extra hands to complete a project should contact Sharon Paris at 592-4313 or 642-8617.