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WSU student’s viral fundraising tweet draws international attention
November 30, 2017

WSU student Danni Messina was feeling thankful over the Thanksgiving weekend and wanted to support a good cause. Two days later, her goodwill gesture for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital had her on the hook for over $200,000 and by her own admission feeling a bit panicked. Rather than throw in the towel, Messina showed the world how Cougar innovation works.

Students fashion reusable bags for community food pantry
November 9, 2017

Working with the WSU Center for Civic Engagement, students in the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles created the bags this fall as a dual class project. Teams of students, mostly freshmen and sophomores, learned to track down quality used textiles and assemble a real product, at the same time gaining lessons in community service.

WSU organic farm offers food bank patrons fresh choices
December 7, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

squash-webPULLMAN, Wash. – More than 4,000 pounds of certified-organic student-grown produce from Washington State University’s Eggert Family Organic Farm has been provided to 13 food pantries in Whitman County this year to feed hundreds of families in need.

Aug 27: WSU Tri-Cities to present keys to first home
August 10, 2016

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By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

PASCO, Wash. – After a year of planning, thousands of volunteer hours and a whole lot of hard work, Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity and Washington State University Tri-Cities are set to present a Burmese family with the keys to their first home.

Greek councils give pro soccer tickets to kids club
June 15, 2016

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils have donated 160 Seattle Sounders professional soccer game tickets to the Rainier Boys & Girls Club of America located in Seattle.

April 16: Dance-A-Thon raises money for health care
February 29, 2016

Dance-a-thonPULLMAN, Wash. – About 600 students are anticipated to participate in the third annual WSU Dance-A-Thon benefit noon-midnight Saturday, April 16, at Ensminger Pavilion and adjoining Grimes Playfield at Washington State University.

Book drive to benefit prison inmates starts Oct. 5
September 28, 2015

Book-drive-graphic-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Libraries and the Center for Civic Engagement will sponsor a book drive Oct. 5-16 to benefit inmates of Washington State Penitentiary.

WSU partners with Habitat to build ‘Tri-Cities Coug house’
August 27, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Habitat-logo-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Students, employees and alumni of Washington State University Tri-Cities will help build a home for low-income families starting in September after the campus signed a partnership agreement with Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity on Thursday.