Just in time for Easter and Women’s History Month, the Florida A&M chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America is hosting a donation drive to help the local Women’s Refuge House in Tallahassee.
Leticia Hopkins, a fourth-year public relations student and PRSSA a resident said that this was the perfect time for the organization to give back to those in need.
“This Easter season FAMU’s PRSSA would like to donate Easter baskets to the Refuge House,” said Hopkins. “We also hope to bring awareness to the Refuge House and its mission while collecting these items.”
Hopkins said that The Refuge House provides services to North Florida women who are victims of abuse and sexual violence.
Omikunle Bradley, a second-year pre-pharmacy student from Atlanta said that she thinks this is a good thing PRSSA is doing for the community.
“I think it’s beautiful thing,” said Bradley. “Sometimes women get overlooked. I think it’s a good idea they’re showing them some love.”
Other students enjoyed seeing an outreach to others in the community.
“It’s good that FAMU students are trying to help the less fortunate,” said Marcus Joseph, a fourth-year newspaper journalism student from Miami. “I hope they continue to do stuff like that for people that need help.”
PRSSA’s goal is to fill at least 10 baskets, although they say they wish to create as many baskets as possible to hand out to the Refuge House.
“We’d appreciate it if any of FAMU’s students would help us collect items to fill the Easter baskets,” said Hopkins.
This semester PRSSA has picked the theme, ‘Powder Room’ and is asking that students donate toiletries and women’s products.
Some of the items PRSSA has requested includes: manicure kits, feminine hygiene, products, toiletries, makeup, African-American hair items, sunscreen, first aid supplies, thermometers, Pepto Bismol, Tums or Rolaids, Tylenol, allergy medicines, cough medicines, cotton balls, Q-tips, as well as canned goods and non-perishable food items.
The donation box is located in the entrance of the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication building near the elevator. The drive will conclude the weekend before Easter.