Sul Ross State University’s Black Student Association celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service project collaboration with the Office of Civic Engagement and Student Assistance.
The students collected hygiene donations over winter break and assembled boxes during their regular meeting after returning to campus in early January.
Around 12 students decorated the boxes, many of which had hopeful messages of support, and then added a variety of items like hygiene supplies, notebooks, water bottles and more. The group made a total of 25 boxes and 50 grab ‘n’ go hygiene kits.
“We have been wanting to be more involved in the Alpine community, and since MLK Day is a National Day of Service, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to do so,” said Jadah Smith, vice president of BSA and an SRSU graduate student. “The Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend is always at Sul Ross helping us, so we wanted to return that favor and do something for them. Thank you to everyone that participated and donated.”
MLK Day celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through volunteerism on the third Monday of January each year.
For more information, email Director of Civic Engagement Katy Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Members of the SRSU Black Student Association presented their donation of hygiene boxes to the Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend. From left: Darion Brown, Letty Carrillo (FCCBB), Virginia Sandoval (FCCBB), Cassig Hogan, Jadah Smith, Amber Silvas and Jayden Floyd.