Wingate University students give cast-offs to local UW agencies

Wingate University recently held a two-day community give-away event called Don’t Dump, Donate to assist local human services organizations and support the University’s recycling efforts.

Before students left campus at the end of the school year, they
donated their unwanted items from their campus residence halls instead
of throwing them in the dumpsters. Some 214 students volunteered
438 hours of community service collecting items such as furniture,
clothing, shoes, books, food and appliances.

The event benefitted 50 clients from 13 local agencies who came to
campus May 5 to select free items. Students collected voluntary
donations for electronics which raised $259 for a student-led service
organization on campus called UCAN.
“Several agencies also selected items for their clients who were
unable to attend the event,” said Caroline Twiggs, director of
service at Wingate University.

After opening the doors the following day to the University community,
remaining items were donated to Turning Point and Operation Outreach
in Monroe. Don’t Dump Donate is one of several service projects that
has qualified Wingate University to receive the President’s Higher
Education Community Service Honor Roll for the second consecutive

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 34 undergraduate majors in arts and sciences, business,
communication, education, fine arts, music and sport sciences. It also
offers graduate degrees in business, accounting, 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 four years.

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