Thursday, February 7, 2013

CSUMB TRiO program holds toiletry drive to help Dorothy's Place

The TRiO Student program at CSUMB will like to bring attention to the plight of the homeless population by hosting a toiletry drive.

Beginning Friday, Feb. 8, and ending on Feb. 25, there will be toiletry bins located at the University Center, Alumni and Visitor's center; dining commons, library and student center for anyone to donate necessary hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, combs, hairbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, deodorant, razors and shaving cream, tissues and toilet paper.

Community members who would like to participate in the drive can contact Chloe English of CSUMB’s TRiO Student Support Services at 582-4451.

TRiO began with the Upward Bound program, started in 1964 as part of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Educational Talent Search was added the next year, and a third program, Student Support Services, was added three years later. By the late 1960s, the term "TRiO" was coined to describe these federal programs.

Over the years, the TRiO programs have been expanded and improved to provide a wider range of services and to reach more students. All are federally funded.

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