Baker College of Auburn Hills Invites Public to Participate in “Donation Days”

November 24, 2009

Baker College of Auburn Hills students from various on-campus groups invite the general public to participate in “Donation Days,” December 2 and 3, 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., in the atrium at Baker College of Auburn Hills, 1500 University Drive. All donations will benefit Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac and the Michigan Humane Society.

“Each year Grace Centers of Hope serves more than 127,000 meals and provides more than 55,000 nights of shelter for men, women and children” said Victoria Fanning, Baker College of Auburn Hills director of student activities. “With winter and the holidays rapidly approaching, it is imperative that they receive the assistance necessary to adequately accommodate all those who need help.”

The list of requested items is wide and varied, and includes canned goods, clothing, toiletries, paper products, facilities maintenance products, diapers and gift cards.

“In addition to a long line of tables set up as donation drop off points for Grace Centers, we will include a table for donations to the Michigan Humane Society,” said Fanning. “They are in need of newspapers, old blankets, towels, toys, and wet and dry food for cats and dogs.”

The Baker College of Auburn Hills students will box and deliver all the donations on Friday, December 4. For more information about “Donation Days,” or for a complete list of requested items, please contact Victoria Fanning via e-mail or call 248.276.8773.

Grace Centers of Hope is Oakland County’s oldest and largest homeless shelter, providing hope and help since 1942. Today it is considered one of the leading faith-based organizations in Southeast Michigan, daily confronting issues of homelessness, addiction, poverty and spiritual emptiness. On any given night, Grace Centers of Hope will accommodate between 150-200 men, women and children.

The Michigan Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization serving the animals and people of Detroit and beyond since 1877. Each year it rescues and cares for more than 100,000 animals.

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