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Law club holds hygiene product fundraiser to support Michigan Foster Care Closet

Law Club hosted a Hygiene Product Fundraiser for the Michigan Foster Care Closet in SC 111 this week.

Students who donated were entered to win a prize basket and RSO’s who donated were entered to win a gift card. They will also be recognized on the Law Club’s social media.

The drop off began this week but will continue until April 15 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in OMSA(SC 111). The group is collecting items like shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, black hair products and more.

Business management sophomore Abigail Walk ran the lead on the event and serves as the advocacy committee chair for law club.

“The goal of this event is to raise awareness of the Michigan Foster Care Closet, fundraiser for hygiene products, and to have fun by playing some bingo,” she said. “During this event, we will also address the struggles of children of color in the foster care system and how it is often forgotten to donate products like black hair products.”

In conjunction with OMSA, Law Club held a bingo night on Thursday and students who brought products to donate got an extra bingo board. At the event, OMSA and Law Club gave away prizes during the bingo rounds.

Professional and technical writing senior Catherine Shuler is an active member with Law club and loves being a part of the group’s goals and purpose.

“Most legal professions are dedicated to serving their community, and some go even farther by fighting social justice issues,” she said. “This fundraiser is designed not only to give back to our community, but also to spread awareness of the issues our community faces. The awareness of issues is something our members can take with them throughout their time at SVSU and even into their future careers, whether it be in a legal profession or not.”

Political science senior Surina Gupta, the president of the Law Club, said her favorite part of the event is the collaboration with another organization to bring awareness to an important cause.

“We’re excited to see how our first event turns out and appreciate all the support we’ve been getting from fellow students,” she said.

The team worked in conjunction with Evangeline Cruz and Sammyra Nieves, the OMSA Program Coordinators.

The Law Club feels these events are vital in inspiring others and their members.

“It gets members involved in our community and exposes them to the issues that our community faces, with hopes that those issues will inspire our members to be advocates for change in their legal profession or wherever else they decide to go,” Shuler said.

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