Last spring, the organization donated the proceeds from two of their events during their “Swing Week” to the DVCCC. The Hip-Hop Showcase and the African Festival brought in a total of $120, said Jessica Jean, President of Swing Phi Swing.
“It helps keep women warm when they leave their homes with nothing,” said Jean.
Last year, the organization collected four big trash bags full of clothing. However, this year, Jean expects a lot more.
“This year, (the event) was better promoted,” said Jean, referring to the flyers that were emailed to all the students, faculty, and staff at Lincoln University. “Last year we only went door-to-door.”
Their tactic may have proven to be effective. So far, the biggest donation was a trash bag half full of clothes from Student Government Association President, DeWayne Walker. Other students have also donated scarves and sweaters alike. Some items even had tags on them.
Jean says that students and faculty members have contacted her offering to bring in donations after they return from Thanksgiving break.
“This is just another way of helping our community,” Jean explained after reading a letter of gratitude from the DVCCC thanking them for their donation last spring.
Earlier this semester, the organization hosted a breast cancer awareness walk, which raised $178 for the American Cancer Society.