Ferris State University’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter is hosting its first “Snug as a Bug” donation drive for new-or gently-used winter accessories on Tuesdays and Thursdays, until March 3, from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in IRC, Room 107.
Items collected during this drive will be donated to Angels of Action, a local nonprofit organization that works to end childhood hunger. Items being sought include, but are not limited to: hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and socks. Angels of Action will distribute the collected items to children in need in Mecosta County.
“Angels of Action is a local organization that PRSSA decided to work with at the beginning of the school year,” said Kate Bewak, PRSSA’s vice president of campus and community outreach. “We are so glad we did because we can see good outcomes and how our help is affecting the community, which is so rewarding.”
Angels of Action is based in Big Rapids, Mich. and works with surrounding schools to provide backpacks filled with food to local children for when they are not in school. PRSSA chose Angels of Action to be its official philanthropy during the 2015-16 academic year. The most recent collaboration, with Angels of Action, witnessed PRSSA assemble and donate more than 40 tie-blankets for Mecosta County children.
“By holding this drive, we are providing winter accessories to children who might not have or be able to afford these things,” Bewak said.