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WSU collects more than 7,000 Backpacks for Hope
October 11, 2005

Washington State University collected more than 7,000 Backpacks for Hope as part of its continuing effort to help those impacted by two Gulf Coast hurricanes.Oct. 8, the date of the WSU home football game against Stanford, was the final day of the backpack collection effort, which started in September.The backpacks for school age children contain school supplies, stuffed animals, journals, notebooks and children’s age-appropriate books. WSU partnered with the One Sweet World Foundation of former WSU football player Steve Gleason of the New Orleans Saints and his mother, Gail Gleason, WSU education graduate student.As part of the effort, Dawn Shinew, College of Education associate professor, … » More …

College of Education collects donations for victims
September 30, 2005

Washington State University College of Education faculty, staff, and students have arranged three ways to fill Backpacks for Hope with age-appropriate children’s books.Backpacks for Hope is a WSU effort to collect backpacks filled with school supplies to aid some of the estimated 250,000 children displaced by Hurricane Katrina.Dawn Shinew, associate professor in the college, said there are three ways to participate.The first is to purchase books at the College of Education Book Fair. The annual fair provides future teachers studying at the college with the opportunity to purchase children’s books for their own libraries or classroom use. From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, Sept. 28-Oct. 10, … » More …