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Philanthropic Project Aids More Than 50 Local Needy Families

June 17, 2011

99659June 17, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "DePauw University's Move Out program is in its third year, but in that third year it was able to reach a number of families it never had access to before," begins an article in the Banner-Graphic. Michael Logli writes, "The Move Out program is a philanthropic project that collects various items from students as they move out of their homes and dormitories at DePauw and donates them to families in need. The program is a result of the hard work of the Putnam County Family Support Services and Missy Orr, assistant director for sustainability at DePauw."

The report notes, "Last year the group donated their items to 11 families in the county, but this year, thanks largely to the efforts of the PCFSS, the Move Out program gave their eclectic collection of odds and ends to more than 50 families." The items include appliances, clothing, furniture, food. and light fixtures.

"Each year has become progressively better in the amount of donations," says Orr, a 2009 graduate of DePauw.

Matt Demmings, a public safety officer at DePauw and coordinator of the local Coats for Kids program, is also cited in the piece.  The organization "helps give coats and jackets to children who need them for the winter. This year the group received 15 to 18 bags of coats, jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts to give to children in need."99651

Demmings says, "DePauw has donated a tremendous amount of winter/fall clothing wear to us for our Coats for Kids campaign."

Access the complete story at the Greencastle newspaper's website.

Learn more about DePauw's sustainability efforts in this recent article.

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