'Sustain Your Community' Supply Drive starts Feb. 4

As a part of Sweater Days, the Office of Sustainability is hosting a Sustain Your Community Supply Drive. This event is a great way to support the Northwest Youth Services’ new day center for youth experiencing homelessness, The Ground Floor.

Western students, staff, and faculty are invited to donate gently used or new items cold weather clothing.

Gently Used and New

  • Hats
  • Tarps
  • Gloves
  • Belts
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Water proof layers
  • Sweatshirts and sweatpants
  • Hand warmers
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Backpacks
  • Blankets
  • Snow pants
  • Camping and hiking clothes (flannels, jackets, base-layers)


  • Period products
  • Travel sized hygiene product


Supplies will be collected from Tuesday, Feb. 4 through Tuesday, Feb. 18. Bins will be located in the following locations: Viking Union 6th Floor Lobby, Fairhaven Commons, and Haggard Hall.

“As part of Sweater Days, energy and resource conservation guides us to direct resources where they are most needed,” says Lauren Gallup, Resource Conservation Outreach Assistant. “Through the supply drive, we hope to better direct needed supplies to members in our community. Many students on Western’s campus are close in age to those who will be able to use the day center, so the supplies are things we have and are familiar with.”

You can also support this event by attending the Sustain Your Community Mend and Repair Workshop as we continue the Sweater Days campaign on Friday, Feb. 8 from 3-5:30 p.m. in Wilson Library 270.

For more information, please contact Lauren at OSConservation@wwu.edu or (360) 650-4924.

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