Staff Council Concludes Clothing Drive, More Events Planned

The University and Community Relations Committee of Truman’s Staff Council hosted its annual “Head to Toe” clothing drive at the end of October to collect warm outerwear for local children.

The Truman community filled decorated boxes around campus with 16 coats, 69 hats, seven sweaters/sweatshirts, 71 pairs of mittens/gloves, 27 scarves and three pairs of boots in sizes ranging from infant to teenager.

Items will be donated to the neighboring schools and to the Kirksville Day Care Center to be distributed to children in need.

The colorful boxes were decorated using artwork done by local school children from Countryside Christian Church and Life Church School.

The council would like to say a big thank you to the “I Think I Can Foundation” for working with key contacts in the schools to make sure the clothing is properly distributed.

Also, the committee would like to recognize Connie Jacobs (Pickler Memorial Library) and her husband; Dee Dee Moore (Provost’s office); and Brennen Bushnell (Pickler Memorial Library); as well as Howard Worcester (Truman Recycling) for locating and transporting the large boxes. As always, the biggest thanks goes to the Truman community for having the true spirit of compassion.

Another opportunity to give will take place from 12-4 p.m. Dec. 2 when the University and Community Relations Committee sponsors a blood drive in the Student Union Georgian Room. Go to to sign up for an appointment.

In anticipation of the holidays, the University and Community Relations committee of Staff Council will also bring back the well-received Holiday Door Decorating Contest.

Contact Linda Davenport,, by Nov. 20 to enter your office or department door in the contest. The doors must be completed and ready to be judged by Dec. 4. Winners will be announced Dec. 11.   

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