Back-to-school drive, kick-off social to be held Aug. 31

August 24, 2015 | Events, UToday, — Health Sciences, — Social Justice and Human Service, Alumni, Judith Herb College of Education
By Cassandra DeYoung

Join University of Toledo Alumni Affiliates Monday, Aug. 31, for the Shoes, Socks and Underwear Drive and kick-off social from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Gradkowki’s, located at 1440 Secor Road in the Gateway.

“It’s a chance for affiliates to get together and kick off the school year,” said Tamara Talmage, president of the Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science, and Social Justice and Human Services Alumni Affiliate.

Donations will be collected for the Shoes, Socks and Underwear Drive during the event, and participants can sample free appetizers.

“Other local organizations started collecting backpacks and school supplies to donate in the area, so we talked to principals to see what else students needed,” Talmage said. “Last year, we only collected shoes, but this year socks and underwear were added to the drive after hearing there was a need for them.”

Grey, black, brown or white tennis shoes or dress shoes and socks are needed for students in grades K-8 in children’s sizes 1 to 6 or toddler sizes 10 to 13.

Underwear donations are needed for younger students.

Throughout August and September, donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Driscoll Alumni Center Room 2001 on Main Campus.

For more information, visit or call 419.530.2586.

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