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Randolph College Students Participate in United Way of Central Virginia's First Annual Student Day of Caring

Students collecting donated items for area nonprofit organizations

4/8/2010 8:36:04 PM


LYNCHBURG – Randolph College students will participate in United Way of Central Virginia’s first Student Day of Caring April 17. The event, designed to help local organizations and increase student volunteerism, involves students from five area colleges.

Randolph College students will join students from Central Virginia Community College, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, and Sweet Briar to collect goods and donations for local partner agencies and non profit organizations. The “Bus Jam” will last a week, with students collecting donations from April 12-17. On April 17, the students will bring the buses “jammed” with donated items to United Way’s offices between 4 and 7 p.m. Donations will benefit more than 20 organizations, including Miriam’s House, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg, and the Crisis Line.

Randolph College will be accepting donations at various locations on campus, including PER, Main Hall lobby, the Admissions Office area, and in the dining hall.

In addition, donations will be accepted at the Annual Spring Dance Concert April 15-16. There will be collection sites in Smith Hall Theatre. Students who make contributions will receive a discounted price of $3 to the concert.

Items needed include paper, pens, pencils, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, glue, Lego sets, markers, crayons, watercolor sets, Silly Putty, clay, small children’s toys, Dry Erase markers, painter’s tape, office supplies, scissors, colored pencils, chalk, wipes, wash clothes, hand sanitizer, pots, board games, Xbox games, masking tape, Sharpie markers, pipe cleaners, napkins, paper plates, plastic utensils, kitchen utensils, air fresheners (no candles), pans, construction paper, Q-tips, envelopes, cotton balls, drawing paper, paint brushes, stickers, Tempura paint, coloring/activity books.

For more information, contact Brenda Edson, strategic communications manager, at bedson@randolphcollege.eduor the student organizer, Libby Baker, at

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations