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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Nov. 16, 2012

University seeking donations for annual Project Holiday Hope collection

Northwest Missouri State University is again asking the Northwest and Maryville communities to donate items toward its annual Project Holiday Hope campaign, which is aimed at helping less fortunate individuals.

During the campaign, which began Wednesday, the University is accepting donations of new or gently used blankets, gloves or mittens, scarves and snow boots. Additionally, Northwest is collecting dry boxed goods, including saltine crackers, cereal, boxed meals for chicken and tuna, stuffing, instant potatoes, and macaroni and cheese.

Donations may be left in marked yellow collection bins located in the J.W. Jones Student Union outside Papa John’s, in the Administration Building by the Student Services Center and The Station east entrance.

Monetary donations may be sent to Gina Bradley, University Event Coordinator, 220 Administration Building, Maryville MO 64468. Checks should be made payable to Community Services.

The collection drive ends Monday, Nov. 26, and all donations will be presented to the Maryville Ministry Center during Northwest’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, outside the Thomas J. Gaunt House. The ceremony will include performances by the Horace Mann Laboratory School Bearcat Choir and the Northwest Spirit and Truth Gospel Choir as well as brief remarks by campus and community leaders. Refreshments will be served.

Last year, Northwest collected more than 130 blankets and clothing items during its Project Holiday Hope collection drive.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468