‘Compassion in Action Dignity Drive’ underway

November 14, 2017

“Compassion in Action Dignity Drive” poster


The Northwestern Oklahoma State University chapter of the Social Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT) organization is accepting donations for personal hygiene products as part of the “Compassion in Action Dignity Drive” at all Northwestern locations until Dec. 8. Donations will be collected and distributed through a local church in Enid at their weekly soup kitchen offerings during the holiday season.

“As social workers, we work with families in constant need of basic necessities,” Jennifer Pribble, SWAT faculty sponsor and assistant professor of social work, said. “We understand there is a need for items that these families simply cannot afford.

“When working in the field, I would see families who could not buy what we see as basic everyday hygiene products. A student from the SWAT organization noticed last year this need first-hand when a female student she was working with in her practicum course could not afford feminine hygiene products. That’s when the ‘Compassion in Action Dignity Drive’ was developed.”

Items needed are shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, body lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss and other personal care items. Donated items can be dropped off at the Northwestern-Enid Commons Area, the Northwestern-Alva Student Center, and the Northwestern-Woodward Commons Area.

For more information concerning the Compassion in Action Dignity Drive, contact Pribble in Enid at (580) 213-3148 or jlpribble@nwosu.edu.

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CONTACT FOR RELEASE
Ali Gavitt, University Relations Specialist
apgavitt@nwosu.edu, 580-327-8480



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