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You can assist international students at A&M forced to relocate due to the demolition of their on-campus student housing.
Two A&M organizations are holding a collection event May 7, 8, and 9.
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Additional information, courtesy of Graduate Student Council:
Each year students move out and discard thousands of dollars in goods that could be given to those in need.
This year the Off Campus Aggies (OCA) and the Graduate Student Council (GSC), two Texas A&M sponsored organizations will be collecting donations of clothing, linens, non-perishables, books, electronics, toiletries and furniture for their Moving Out day event.
During this three day event, which will be held May 7th, 8th, and 9th, donations will be taken at Lot 84 near the Fred Dollar Food Services Commissary on 474 Agronomy Rd.
In the past the event has been very successful with several box loads of donations being given back to the community.
This year the Moving Out event will also serve a special purpose of supplying donated furniture to the GSC/OCA Furniture Giveaway that is being held especially for graduate students who will soon be moving out of their off campus housing in the University Apartments complex.
These apartment complexes are fully furnished and in an effort to help fellow Aggies, the two organizations have volunteered to host these programs in hopes of decreasing relocation costs for these students.
All other donations will be given to organizations such as Goodwill and Twin City Missions.
Knowing that everyone serves as an integral part in meeting the needs of the Texas A&M University student body, we would like to invite you to support our endeavors.
Move Out Day Dates: May 7 – May 9
Location: Lot 84 near the Fred Dollar Food Services Commissary on 474 Agronomy Rd
Times we are taking donations: 9am-5pm
The GSC and OCA will need volunteers during all three days to help with collecting our incoming donations.
Volunteers will be needed May 7 – May 9 for the following shifts:
If you are interested in being a volunteer or would like to notify us of a donation you plan to make, please complete this web form http://gsc.tamu.edu/node/4972
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