Dump and Run Provides Giving Opportunity for Ferris Students

Dump and RunDump and Run, an annual campus- and community-wide initiative that offers Ferris State University students the opportunity to donate household goods to needy families, is set to begin on Monday, May 6 and continue through Saturday, May 11.

Receptacles will be placed in each of the 17 residence halls on campus to collect donations of gently-used clothing, shoes, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food, school supplies and bedding. The initiative, made possible by Immanuel Lutheran Church and Ferris, allows students to donate things they no longer need or want to take home at the end of the spring semester.

Students who live off campus and members of the community are encouraged to bring donations to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 726 Fuller Ave.

“We are gratified that items that would usually be dumped are saved and used by the members of this community,” said event coordinator Marianne Wolken. “Many people benefit from what is donated by students.”

Food will be distributed to area food pantries, including Manna Pantry, Project Starburst, the American Legion of Morley-Stanwood and Angels of Action; clothing will be given to charitable organizations, including W.I.S.E., Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventist Clothes Closet and New 2 You resale shop in Remus. Towels and bedding that is torn or stained will be donated to local animal shelters.

Volunteers are needed to help pick up items from the residence halls and transport them to the church to sort.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Wolken at (586) 634-8783 marianne.wolken@yahoo.com.

Last updated: 08-15-2013