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OSU-OKC students donate coats to Salvation Army

Members of the Black Student Association at OSU-Oklahoma City held a coat drive for the less fortunate.
BY KANDACE DODSON Published: February 2, 2013
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To help those in need keep warm this winter, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City's Black Student Association donated more than 60 coats to the Salvation Army. The coats were donated to the student organization through a recent coat drive.

“Without the kindness and generosity of the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (Black Student Association) and individuals such as you, many needy children and families would not be able to receive coats and other much-needed items to survive this winter season,” a letter to OSU-OKC from the Salvation Army stated.

The drive began Dec. 17 with a donation box in each building on campus, totaling 15 boxes.

The association “is proud to partner with the Salvation Army to provide coats to those individuals who are less fortunate,” said Steven Collins, Black Student Association faculty adviser.

The association “will continue to look for opportunities to empower people. It is our hope that no individual be without a coat this winter.”

In addition to coats, additional items such as pants, shirts, shoes, hats and gloves were donated.

Kandace Dodson is with Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Communications.