Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Club Holds Successful Drive for Cherokee Family Violence Center
What do 96 rolls of toilet paper, 83 diapers and 30 sippy cups have in common? They are all items of more than 650 that were collected and donated to the shelter of the Cherokee Family Violence Center by Reinhardt University’s Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Club.
“The members of the SBS Club would like to thank everyone who donated much needed items for the shelter,” said Dr. Donald Gregory, associate professor of sociology. “We are very proud of the effort which only ran for about a week!”
Family Center Description
The shelter at the Family Violence Center is a refuge for women and children who are suffering from domestic abuse and have no other alternatives. In addition to a safe living environment, the shelter provides guidance (personal, work, financial, etc.) and counseling for these mothers and their children.
Donation Drive in October
The Club will hold another donation drive October 17-31. Items needed include, but are not limited to: baby diapering products, feminine care products, toiletries, laundry detergents, dishwashing soaps, disinfecting wipes, light bulbs, food storage containers, cleaning products and trash bags.
Donations can be dropped off in Support Services, which is located on the lower level of Reinhardt’s Burgess Administration Building, or placed in donation boxes located in the recreation room and Reinhardt Central of the Hasty Student Life Center and on the first and second levels of the Atrium in the Lawson/Tarpley Academic Building, or brought to Gregory’s office (216) in the Tarpley Academic Building.
For more information about the drive or how to donate, contact Gregory at 770-720-5978 or DG2@reinhardt.edu