Psych Club keeps Wichita warm with coat donations

News Date: 
Fri. 12/13/2013

More than 100 Wichitans will stay a bit warmer this winter, thanks to the generosity of the Friends University Psychology Club. 

For the eighth year, the Psychology Club has collected new and gently-used winter coats to donate to organizations that help needy Wichitans. 

“This year’s coats went to Operation Holiday,” said Megan Duggins, a member of the Psychology Club. “But in other years we have sent them to His Helping Hands and the Salvation Army.” 

The Psychology Club came up with this holiday coat drive eight years ago as a way to fill a specific seasonal need in the community. 

“Each year the students have collected between 90 and 110 coats,” said Bill Allan, associate professor of social and behavioral sciences. The University community has been “very consistent and very generous.” 

The Psychology Club continues to be amazed at the generosity from the students, faculty, staff and alumni of Friends University. 

“We would like to thank everyone who donated coats and for the support we received campus wide. The coat drive boxes were full every week this year, and it is greatly appreciated,” Duggins said. 

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