Clothes for Coba

Alpha Kappa Phi sorority is holding a clothing drive for the people of Coba, an impoverished village in Mexico.  The drop off will be located at the table in the main entrance lobby area of Milne Library. Dates and times are:

Tuesday, March 20th – 11 am to 6 pm and

Sunday, March 25th – 6 pm to 11 pm

Any clothes or shoes can make a difference.  If you are traveling home for spring break that is the perfect time to bring back any clothes you could spare!

This clothing drive is inspired by a service learning trip that Anthropology professor Dr. Ellen R. Kintz has been taking Geneseo students on for the past 30 years.  The trip is part of the CHAA COBA (“Aid Coba”) Project, which was founded on the principle that each of us holds the power and responsibility to eradicate extreme poverty.  The people involved in this effort have worked to provide resources to liberate and empower the villagers of Coba.  Here at Geneseo we can each be a part of this project by donating any clothes and shoes we can spare to help these people in need.  To find out more about Dr. Kintz and her ongoing efforts in Coba, check out the CHACOBA project’s website.

For questions, please contact Katie Finnerty @ [email protected].

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