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Shoeboxes of Love Enters Final Week of 2013 Drive

Question: What is/are Shoeboxes of Love?

Answer: Shoeboxes of Love is the African American Cultural Center’s annual donation drive, for which YOU can donate play items and necessities for local Raleigh area children during this cold winter season. Shoeboxes of Love
It’s easy and much appreciated! Here is how to do it:

1. Purchase a plastic shoebox.

This will allow the recipient to keep his/her items stored in a durable container. These can be found at your local dollar store, drugstore, or discount store.

2. Add the essentials to your box.

The essentials are: a scarf, gloves, hat, chapstick, hand sanitizer, a toothbrush, and toothpaste. These are the same for all boxes and every box must have them.

3. Add recommended additional items.

Additional items could be new, unused school supplies, health/hygiene items, art supplies, educational games, reading materials, socks/booties, infant supplies, or age-specific items. Please see the African American Cultural Center’s website for a list of suggestions for specific age groups.

4. Do not gift wrap your box or items.

However, feel free to decorate the box with stickers, glitter, ribbon, etc.

5. Drop off your box at Witherspoon.

Download and create a tag for your box, then bring it to the African American Cultural Center Art Gallery, on the second floor of Witherspoon Student Center, by Friday, December 6, 2013. Optionally, create a Thank You Heart with your name for display at the Cultural Center.

Thank you for your donation. Every shoebox warms the heart of its recipient during the cold holiday season.

Spread some winter cheer to those in need this holiday season!

2013 World AIDS Day Program
Please join the African American Cultural Center on Monday, December 2, 2013 as it commemorates the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day, 10:00AM -12:00PM in the Washington Sankofa Room, Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126.

Featured panelists Dr. James Kiwanuka-Tondo (NC State), Mr. Bruce Curran (UNC), Dr. Andrea Emanuel (RTI International), Ms. Tracy Anderson (NC State) will present an enlightening discussion about HIV/AIDS and its impact on our campus, in the South, in the region, and across the world.
Human Rights Day Celebrations at NC State: Declaration Signing and Bell Ringing Event
International Human Rights Day is December 10, 1013. Three activities will take place on campus to commemorate this event.

On Monday, December 2, 2013, from 9:00AM - 10:00AM, Coffee with the Chancellor and a Spotlight on Staff for those who perform volunteer service in support of Human Rights will happen in Witherspoon Center, Room 356.

On Monday, December 2, 2013, from 11:00AM - 1:00PM, there will be an Amnesty International Information Table on the Brickyard.

On Tuesday, December 10, from 12:00PM-12:30PM, join us at the Belltower for the Bell Ringing Event, featuring a playing of Beethoven's Ode to Joy, a one-minute salute to International Human Rights Day, and an anticipation of National Bill of Rights Day, which is on December 15, 2013.
Impromptu Multicultural Faculty Group End of Semester Lunch
Please join the Multicultural Faculty Group for a no-host end-of-semester lunch at David's Dumplings and Noodles at 12:30PM on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Come to celebrate the end of the semester and the beginning of the winter season, meet new faculty colleagues, and see old friends. Meet at the restaurant after the Bell Ringing for Human Rights Day at the Bell Tower (see above). Come, and bring some faculty colleagues and friends. Please RSVP to Marcia Gumpertz.