What: California State University, Northridge student volunteers plan to cover the steps of CSUN’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library with thousands of items — canned and boxed goods, clothing, toys and books — collected during the university’s annual drive to collect goods for needy San Fernando Valley residents.
For the past two weeks, CSUN students, faculty and staff have donated items at key locations across the campus by Unified We Serve, CSUN’s volunteer program. The collected goods will be donated to to MEND (Meet Every Need with Dignity), a non-profit organization in Pacoima that serves an average of 38,500 and as many 49,000 poverty-level clients each month. MEND’s mission is to break the bonds of poverty by providing basic human needs and a pathway to self-reliance.
Unified We Serve collected more than 2,000 donations during the 2014 food and clothing drive.
When: Noon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Where: California State University, Northridge – Oivatt Library
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330
Who: Dozens of CSUN students
Media Contacts: CSUN Media Relations, (818) 677-2130 or Maria Elizondo, Matador Involvement Center, at the event.