Staff Council holiday projects to help veterans, homeless

For several years members of the classified staff have participated in a holiday project that gives aid to local areas of need. This year Staff Council has chosen to collect items for two projects–contributing to the Christmas for the Homeless project through Christmas gift bags, and providing items for the residents of the Veterans Home in Barboursville.  The Christmas bags are being supervised by Missy Clagg-Browning, Marshall Medical Outreach Coordinator. These bags provide basic items, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, to 300 people who find themselves homeless or needy this holiday season.

Items needed for the Homeless Christmas Bags Project include:

  • 300 Toothbrushes
  • 300 Tubes of Toothpaste
  • 300 Bars of Soap (Individually Wrapped)
  • 300 Little Debbie Christmas Cakes
  • 300 Candy Canes (Individually Wrapped)

For the Veterans Home, items needed are:

  • Toiletries (travel sized are acceptable)
    Deodorant, Shaving Accessories (Razors, Shaving Cream, Aftershave), Toothbrushes/Toothpaste, Shampoo, Denture Care (Cleaner, Cups, Tablets), Soap (Bar or Liquid), Mouthwash, Tissues
  • Personal Care
    Laundry Detergent, Hair Care (Brush, Comb)
  • Clothing Items
    New Socks, New Handkerchiefs, New Hats/Gloves/Scarves, New Flannel Shirts

Items for either project can be dropped off to any of the following locations no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12:

  • Old Main Basement Mailroom – Leonard Lovely
  • Memorial Student Center 2W6 – William “Tootie” Carter
  • Department of Housing, Holderby Hall 105 – Miriah Young
  • Physical Plant, Sorrell Maintenance Building – Anita Hill
  • Charleston Campus – GC 304 – Joyce Harrah
  • SOM Medical Center – Suite 3407 – Lisa Maynard
  • College of Business Corbly Hall 111 – Lisa Williamson
  • College of Education Jenkins Hall 201 – Toni Ferguson
  • IST Department Morrow Library 116 – Wanda Dyke

For more information, contact the Staff Council Office at ext. 62222 or