Cal State Northridge faculty, staff and students have pulled off their shoes and plan to reach in their pockets in an effort to provide assistance to Haitian earthquake victims.
University representatives have collected hundreds of pairs of shoes to donate to Sports Chalet’s “Soles 4 Souls” program. The campus’ Student-Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC) gathered dozens of their “gently” used athletic shoes for victims.
“We felt this was something Cal State Northridge Athletics should do,” said Cody Pearce, a member of the SAAC committee. “This was important to us.”
In addition, SAAC has pledged to donate its Big West Coin Drive winnings to the Children’s Hunger Fund Haitian Earthquake relief.
The campus is one of the nine Big West Conference institutions to participate in the annual Big West Coin Drive. The coin drive, which takes place during the month of February, helps raise money for charity. The school that raises the most money wins and the other member institutions must donate half of their proceeds to the winner’s charity of choice.
Finally, Cal State Northridge’s Associated Students, University Student Union and the campus’ volunteer program, Unified We Serve, are collaborating to host a benefit musical showcase for Haiti in February. Plans have not yet been finalized. For more information, contact Hamid Jahangard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 677-4171.