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Clothing Drive at URI supports the Jonnycake Center

KINGSTON, R.I. -- May 5, 1999 -- The end of the academic year means many things to URI students. The studying for finals begins, the drive for the perfect summer job starts, and plans to exit the campus commence. Also a part of the end-of-the-year tradition at URI is the annual Johnnycake Center Clothing and Food Drive on campus.

For the last few years, members of URI,s Union 528, students living in the residence halls, the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling, and Residential Life hall directors have worked together in a community project to provide food and clothing to the Jonnycake Center. Students throughout the campus residential halls sort through their food items, clothing, and small household goods for donations to the center that provides support for families in need.

The campaign this year, being supported by volunteers from the Clearinghouse for Volunteers in the Feinstein Center for Service Learning, will run through May 14.

The Jonnycake Center, located in Peace Dale, Rhode Island, is a non-profit organization of South County residents whose mission is to help their neighbors in the event of an emergency. The Center accomplishes this through an emergency food program, a thrift shop open to the public, a furniture bank, and an educational program that teaches self-support. The Feinstein Center for Service Learning at the University of Rhode Island was created in 1995 from a generous endowment given by Alan Shawn Feinstein.

The Feinstein Center for Service Learning houses several successful programs including the Clearinghouse for Volunteers and RI Reads. The Clearinghouse for Volunteers serves as a primary source for volunteer opportunities for individual students, residence halls, student organizations, listing of over one hundred local non-profit agencies. Information on volunteer opportunities is available on our web site (http://www.uri.edu/volunteer) as well as in binders located in the Resource Room, Taft Hall.

For more information, contact Carol Crosby at the Clearinghouse for Volunteers in the Feinstein Center for Service Learning at 874-2568.

For More Information: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-2116

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