The trend of helping others is not new. In light of the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge awareness for the need to help others is taking off like wildfire.
A community college in Arizona is kicking off a new campaign, Puma 2 Puma, to help students in need. Paradise Valley Community College student life and leadership is collecting donations for the Puma 2 Puma launch on September 8, 2014.
Puma 2 Puma provides students, faculty, staff, family and friends, and community members the opportunity to give back to current students looking for essentials of life.
Non-perishable food items, toiletries, and school supplies are of the main focus in this donation drive. Student leadership will be offering emergency breakfast and lunch, in addition to offering community resources to assist students in meeting their basic needs.
Donations in addition to financial support that the Pumas are looking for include: crackers, canned food, cup of noodles, cereal, bottled water, dehydrated fruits, soaps, deodorant, tooth brushes, tooth pastes, feminine products, wet wipes, Kleenex, notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, binders and notecards.
Another area organization, ReKindle, suggests doing something kind for someone else in need. They are known for bringing food, drinks, and toiletries to the homeless population in Phoenix, as well as backpack drives, street walks, and hashtag lunch bag events with AZ HipHop.
Even Starbucks customers are implementing the pay-it-forward mentality with 378 customers buying the next persons coffee.
With millions of organizations out there to help, finding ways to make a difference in the life of another are abundant. Sometimes just doing a nice thing for someone in need makes all the difference in his or her lives, as well as ours.
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