Project Awareness raises funds


Corey Winchel

Project Awareness members Jill Nickelsen (left), Morgan Corbel, and Mary Salz man the bake sale table in the IVCC cafeteria on Nov. 2.

The Human Services planning team Project Awareness organized two more fundraisers, a bake sale and item donation drive, from Nov. 3-7 in the IVCC cafeteria.

Their efforts raised funds towards their end of the semester celebration, and collected items to be distributed to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The celebration recognizes all community volunteers in addition to Jean Batson-Turner’s group dynamics class.

Project Awareness will present their final group project portfolio of their efforts throughout the semester to the agencies PADS and YSB, with which students from the group dynamics class are working.

The donation drive functioned in correlation with October’s Domestic Violence Awareness theme. Events conducted by Project Awareness included the Tree Ceremony for Individuals Remembered, Honored, and Still Struggling Against Domestic Violence, “Gentle Man’s Pledge” banner signing, and graphic design poster contest.

The drive filled two vehicles with items such as clothing, baby products, toiletries, books, and games. Lady Di’s boutique in Ottawa donated a substantial amount of new clothing items to the drive.

Project Awareness plans on translating their focus in January to Stalking Awareness Month.