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TV 20 highlights Basic Needs Drive at WSU

April 22, 2013


Wayne State University athletes collected donated items for the area's homeless youth and adults for a third consecutive year as part of "W" Week Community Service Initiative, in partnership with Wayne Cares and Covenant House. The Basic Needs Drive, a campus-wide drive, is expected to amass thousands of items - from toothpaste and toilet paper to shampoo and shaving cream. Marriott International, a dedicated sponsor since the drive's inception in 2011, has rallied nine of its Detroit-area hotels to donate over 1,000 items. The drive culminated on Friday, April 19, when WSU athletes and volunteers sorted, assembled and distributed personal care kits directly to homeless individuals in and around Cass Park.