Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Think Outside the Can with SBU Behavioral Sciences Club

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
417-328-1803 / ssmith@sbuniv.edu

BOLIVAR, Mo. – The Behavioral Sciences Club at Southwest Baptist University has taken on the challenge of serving those in need in the Bolivar area and asks the community to help them “think outside the can” from November 1-16.

On November 4, the group will be located at the entrances of Wal-Mart from 2- 6 p.m., collecting boxed food items as well as money donations. On November 12, they will be located at the entrances of Woods Grocery Store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations also can be dropped off at the SBU Wellness Center front desk or in Gott Education building located on campus.

SBU student and president of Behavioral Science Club Brianna Robinson said, “The holiday season is arriving quickly, a time characterized by cold weather, family gatherings, gifts, and, most of all, a wide array of traditional foods. The winter season is a critical time for food banks around the country.

“As The Salvation Army’s shelves are depleting, we can make a difference by donating to those in need. Please consider how you can contribute to this cause. We will be collecting boxed food items, such as Mac ‘n Cheese, Hamburger Helper, instant potatoes, cereal, oats, noodles, and much more. Give anything you can because one box is one more than before.”


Southwest Baptist University is a leader among private universities in truly integrating Christ-centered academic pursuits with comprehensive professional programs at an affordable price. At SBU, the faculty and staff create a caring, academic community to prepare students to be servant leaders in a global society. For more information, visit www.SBUniv.edu.

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