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Wingate University Office of Service collects items for Haiti

1/28/2010
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NEWS RELEASE Contact:
Jennifer Gaskins (704) 233-8117
Director of Marketing and Communications
jgaskins@wingate.edu

Wingate, NC – Wingate University’s Office of Service is collecting items needed to make hygiene and baby kits for the people of Haiti. Complete kits or donations of items for the kits are being collected.

Items needed for each hygiene kit include: one hand towel (size 16” X 28 “), one washcloth, one wide-tooth comb, one nail clipper (no metal files or emery boards), one bar of soap in wrapper, one toothbrush (no toothpaste) and six band-aids®. Seal all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure.

Baby kit items include: six cloth diapers, two T-shirts or undershirts (no onesies), two washcloths, two gowns or sleepers, two diaper pins, one sweater or sweatshirt and two receiving blankets (one can be hand-knitted or crocheted). All items should be new. Wrap items inside one of the receiving blankets and secure with both diaper pins.

Items can be dropped off at the Leadership and Service Suite in the DPC on campus. Contact Shannon Waite at 704-233-8023 or s.waite@wingate.edu for more information.

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private four-year co-educational institution of 2,159 students offering active learning opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, career discovery and community service.

Wingate offers more than 40 undergraduate majors in arts and sciences, business, communication, education, fine arts, music, and sport sciences. It also offers graduate degrees in business, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration. In addition, the school awards the doctor of pharmacy and the doctor of education degrees.

Bulldog student-athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. Wingate University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past three years.
www.wingate.edu
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