University Collecting Items for Victims of Hurricane Sandy


The University of Scranton will collect items needed for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief from the general public at its Diversity Fair on Thursday, Nov. 8. Items can be brought to the fourth floor of the DeNaples Center during the fair hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or during the 8 p.m. “Stand up for Peace” performance by the Jewish and Palestinian-American comedy team of Scott Blakeman and Dean Obeidallah. The performance and the Diversity Fair are open to the public, free of charge.

Items needed include batteries, flashlights, candles, toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, hand sanitizer, baby wipes and diapers, plastic utensils, plates and bowls, work or dish gloves, duct tape, bottled water, dry and canned goods, garbage bags, and bleach and laundry detergent, among other items. All donated items should be new.

In addition, donations of items needed will be accepted in the donation box located on the second floor of the DeNaples Center through to Wednesday, Nov. 21.

The University’s offices of the President, Student Affairs, Center for Service and Social Justice, University Ministries, Financial Aid, Admissions, Alumni Relations, and Equity and Diversity are leading efforts for the campus response to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The University’s response includes information about financial assistance available to students and families affected by the disaster, counseling, and outreach to alumni, in addition to the donation drives for the campus community and area residents.

For additional information and updates about ways the public can support the University’s response to Hurricane Sandy, visit

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