The Calhoun Warhawk Student Ambassadors are gearing up for their 3rd Annual Winter Drive. Each year, Calhoun’s Ambassadors and the North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (NACH) collect winter items for those in need during the winter months. The official start to the event was Monday, October 2nd and will continue through Friday, October 27th.
With freezing temperatures during the winter months in North Alabama, keeping warm is a challenge, especially for those that are homeless. Even during winter days, the wind and cold temperatures still don’t let up. The Warhawks are seeking help from the local community to assist in spreading the gift of warmth. While blankets are great items to donate, the NACH has a large shortage on other winter items such as gently used winter jackets, gloves, and scarves, in all sizes. All donated items will be compiled and delivered to the NACH office in Huntsville at the end of the month.
“Words cannot express how proud I feel as a sponsor to these students. This is their annual fall charity event, and they absolutely love it. It is so encouraging to see them decorate the boxes and go out into the community to request winter items”, commented Sherika Attipoe, Warhawk sponsor. “These students truly embody selfless service to those less fortunate in our community, and it is encouraging to see our younger generation to possess such a positive trait.”
Donations will be accepted at Calhoun’s Huntsville Campus, 102 Wynn Dr. NW, Huntsville, AL in the Student Center and on the Decatur Campus, 6250 Hwy. 31 North, Tanner, AL in the Student Center and Math, Science and Administration building lobby.
For more information on the Winter Drive, please contact Sherika Attipoe, Warhawk Sponsor at 256-306-2560 or visit www.calhoun.edu/winterdrive. If you are interested in volunteering, donating or partnering with the North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless, visit their website at www.nachcares.org. All donations are tax-deductible through NACH.
About the Calhoun Warhawk Student Ambassadors
Warhawks are the official hosts and hostesses that represent Calhoun at special events and receptions on campus. We work hard and have fun doing it. We take pride in our school and our community and serve both by assisting with such activities as campus tours, high school college programs, local organizations, and other club and groups on campus with enthusiasm – all while keeping our grades up. It’s a great way to meet other students, faculty and administrators, and become involved in student activities and your community.
About the NACH
The North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless has been an active non-profit organization since 1997. Presently their offices are located in Huntsville, Alabama at the Family Services Center of Huntsville, 4092 South Memorial Parkway, Suite 205. The mission of the North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (NACH) is to educate the public regarding homelessness, and to coordinate and facilitate the efforts of agencies, communities and concerned citizens into a seamless Continuum of Care (CoC) to affect positive solutions to homelessness in Madison, Morgan and Limestone counties of North Alabama.