KCC’s Bruin Bookstore collecting Hoodies for the Homeless

KCC's Bruin Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Lane-Thomas Building on the college's North Avenue campus in Battle Creek.

Kellogg Community College is accepting gently worn hooded or crewneck sweatshirts and coats at the Bruin Bookstore this month as part of its 3rd Annual Hoodies for the Homeless donation campaign for those in need.

The bookstore, located on the first floor of the Lane-Thomas Building on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, will accept the sweatshirts through the end of the month during regular business hours, which are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

Bruin Bookstore Manager Catherine James said the bookstore’s goal is to collect at least 100 articles of clothing to deliver to Mike’s Place in Battle Creek for distribution to those in need this coming season. The bookstore collected a combined total of more than 300 articles of clothing through its Hoodies for the Homeless campaigns in 2013 and 2014.

“We started doing it because we thought it was a great way to help people in the community,” James said. “When we deliver the hoodies to Mike’s Place, the people working there are so grateful. They see the need in their community, and we are just lucky enough to help out. What better way to show thankfulness in the month of November than to give to people in need?”

All sizes, colors and styles of hooded or crewneck sweatshirts and coats are welcome, and those who donate will receive 25 percent off the purchase of a new KCC hooded sweatshirt.

For more information, contact the Bruin Bookstore at 269-965-4128.

Visit the bookstore online at http://bookstore.kellogg.edu/store1/home.aspx.

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