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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 …