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Friday Photo: Delivering sweet dreams

Photos by Matthew Bin Han Ong, Comm '12

The Marquette Volunteers group has started a year-long drive to collect books, blankets and stuffed animals to fill "comfort totes" for homeless children. Part of the national Project Night Night, Marquette's totes will go to children at local shelters. For more information on how to help, see below.

From left to right: Kathy Hawkins, administrative assistant in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences; Lori Zingsheim, purchasing assistant; and Sandy Peterson, office assistant in the Department of English.

Want to help? Marquette's Project Night Night drive is collecting the following:

  • New or newly handmade blankets, preferably crib-sized.

  • Material that the Marquette Volunteers could use to make quilts.

  • New or like-new books for children ages 0-11. Quality should be "good enough for your own child."

  • New or like-new stuffed animals, preferably smaller than 18 inches long. No Beanie Babies or stuffed animals that make noise or use batteries.

  • Monetary donations to cover the cost of the totes.

  • The group is also accepting new or like-new rattles, coloring books and crayons, children's puzzles, card games and other small toys that could be added to the totes as extra-special items.

Donations may be sent to Kathleen Hawkins, 340 Lalumiere Hall, Marquette University, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881. For questions, contact Hawkins.

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