Globe University-Appleton Lends a Hand: Students Helping Students

Students and staff help gather donated items at the Community Clothes Closet in Menasha.

It’s that time of year again!

Globe University-Appleton staff and students have been  rounding out the end of summer in a big way – by helping other students, families and organizations in our area get ready for ‘back to school’ season!

In August, several Global Citizenship classes volunteered their time in preparation for Neenah Menasha Emergency Society’s “Back to School Fair” and The Community Clothes Closet’s “2011 Cool for School” event which helped provide over 63,000 items to families in need! Over 1400 children from 555 families were given items such as pens, pencils and notebooks to gear up for the school year.

“People are very happy, very relived, that stress has gone off from them for having to provide school supplies to their families especially now in a difficult time,” said Diane Bishop, Community Clothes Closet Executive Director.

Two Globe Citizenship classes participated in Neenah Menasha Emergency Society’s “Back to School Fair” at Maplewood Middle School. Students completed mailings and assisted with fair set up. Service Learning Coordinator Amanda Loewen guided families in need through the fair that provided them with items and resources for a successful school year.

Thousands of students were able to secure donated items such as backpacks, school supplies and shoes. There were also community organizations on hand to provide information on affordable housing, clothing and care.

Globe University students and staff are proud to be part of a community-wide commitment to better the lives of our citizens. Happy School Year!