Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ole Miss Community Giving Back

Each year around this time students are busy with loads of work as the semester ends, but also Ole Miss students are thinking about the less fortunate. With this in mind, numerous organizations have drives and charities to give back. Associated Student Body, greeks, and schools just to name a few, do their part to help needy people during the holiday season. Many will offer their drive in the Student Union for students to participate from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

Food drives like the one held by ASB, feeds many people and donates to the shelter, so that everyone may have a dinner for Christmastime. Greek Life participates in Toys for Tots, which donates toys to local children in Oxford and surrounding areas. The Honors College along with other volunteer students get together each year and sends shoe boxes given to them by Ole Miss students to give to Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child drive sends children shoe boxes filled with necessities and fills them according to gender and age.

ASB encourages students to become volunteers of a charitable event or donate old clothing to drive, small things like this helps students become a better samaritan. Most volunteers said small donations goes further than many would expect. Their donations and drives tries to make every ones holiday season a little more joyful, and by volunteering it also puts a warm place in your heart.
Students interested in getting involved in these or any other drives can stop by the student union to see what is being offered.

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