College of Education Sponsors "Weather the Cold" Drive for Area School Children

Released: 9/6/11

Living in Wisconsin means that the cool temperatures of fall and winter quickly follow August’s heat and school’s return.  As difficult as it is to believe that another academic year has arrived, it’s even more difficult to believe that there are children around us without hats, mittens, and scarves.

The Hartman Literacy and Learning Center in the College of Education provides after school tutoring for up to 100 local children each semester. Some of these children walk through Marquette’s campus and into our doors with chapped hands and cold ears.

Now, it can be difficult enough to concentrate when you’re warm and cozy, but it’s nearly impossible when your fingers and nose are cold.  So, we'd like to ask for your help. Please consider donating either new or gently used CHILD-SIZED hats/ mittens/scarves to our “Weather the Cold” drive. 

ON CAMPUS? Please feel free to stop by the College of Education to drop off your donations. For your convenience, a collection box will be located outside of the Hartman Center (Room 151, Walter Schroeder Health & Education Complex) throughout the month of September.

OFF CAMPUS? If you'd like to help, but cannot drop your items off in person, please contact Callie Hostad at to obtain a mailing address or arrange for pick-up.

Thank you! With your assistance, we can continue to uphold our mission of cura personalis in yet another small but significant way.


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