Social Work Students Collecting Winter Clothing Items

January 24, 2007

Three Weber State University students have teamed up, thanks to a class assignment, to assist men living in a local correctional facility.

Candace Arbogast, Brenda Holland and Kim Mack, all majoring in social work, are taking a course this semester from Kerry Kennedy, an assistant social work professor at WSU. One of the assignments for Kennedy’s course involves a community-based service project designed to make a difference in the community.

The three students decided to collect winter clothing items and donate them to the Northern Utah Community Correctional Center, a facility in the state’s Department of Corrections.

“The clothing helps these men maintain employment, which statistically is a major factor in avoiding repeat offenses,” Mack said.

The three students will be collecting boots, coats, gloves and hats in all men’s sizes through March 12. They are working with local businesses and religious organizations, as well as requesting support online at their blog: ssipdwintergoods.blogspot.com. They hope to be able to provide all 150 men residing at the Northern Utah Community Correctional Center with ample supplies of winter clothing.

For more information or to donate, contact (801) 626-6155.

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Contact:

Kim Mack, WSU student
(801) 388-2410 • sykobabbel@comcast.net

Kerry Kennedy, assistant social work professor
(801) 626-6155 • kerrykennedy@weber.edu

Author:
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu

Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah 84408

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