The annual Food, Clothing and Furniture Drive (FCF) is now accepting donations! Students are encouraged to donate items as they clean out their residence hall rooms and apartments for the summer. The drive also collects items from Saint Anselm faculty and staff.
Clothes, toys, furniture, books, household goods, and other gently-used items in good, clean condition are gratefully accepted for distribution to families in Manchester and surrounding communities.
When most students will have gone home for the summer, 35 student-volunteers will pick up, sort, and deliver donated items from students, faculty and staff. All on-campus donations will be collected from May 11 to May 13.
Last year, FCF distributed goods to over 90 families in need around the Manchester area. The drive was so successful that it has expanded to Nashua and Concord. Any items that remain after assisting families are donated to Makeover Ministries in Manchester. Those who benefit from the drive are identified by need, and tend to be recently arrived refugees that have very few personal items.
FCF is a student-run program led by three seniors, Hannah O’Halloran, Sophie Fabrizio and Colin Kiley, and four juniors, Carroll Bailey, Amy Vachon, Courtney Puccio and Taylor Bergstrom. Overseen by the Dean of Students Office, FCF also benefits from the support of the Alumni Office, Advancement Office, Student Government Association, Dining Services, Physical Plant, Saint Anselm alumni, and more.
To donate, smaller items can be placed in the boxes in residence halls and apartments around campus. Pick-up times should be scheduled with the FCF crew for donations of larger items such as couches and televisions. Pick-ups can be arranged by emailing email@example.com.