Jan. 24, 2019– Northern Kentucky University’s Student Anthropology Society collected warm clothes, blankets, toiletries and food as part of their Warm the Homeless drive. They delivered donations to the Welcome House of Northern Kentucky on Jan. 19.
Anthropology students started gearing up for the collection by raising $500 in a Giving Tuesday Facebook fundraiser and an additional $100 through other fundraising efforts on campus. They had collection boxes in Landrum Hall and out in the community throughout December and January.
This is the second year students organized the Warm the Homeless drive. They served chili and provided warm clothing and hygiene products to more than 60 people experiencing homelessness at the Welcome House. Snacks and warm clothes were also delivered to 30 people at the Emergency Cold Shelter in Covington.
“The Student Anthropology Society is a rather small group, but they’re very enthusiastic. Warm the Homeless is the brainchild of our previous club president, Andrea Shiverdecker, who was gracious enough to plan this year’s event even though she graduated in December,” said Denise Knisely, the club’s faculty advisor. “Next year, we would like to partner with some local businesses so that we can offer more to our neighbors in need.”
About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit nku.edu.