WMU program collecting donations for student coats and boots

Contact: Deanne Puca
Stock photo of winter boots

WMU's Seita Scholars is accepting donations for coats and boots.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.--As the temperatures drop and the snow begins to fly, Western Michigan University's Seita Scholars Program is looking to provide coats and boots to assist students through the winter months. Not having appropriate winter attire can impact students' ability to thrive on campus by compromising their health, and decreasing their likelihood of going to classes in very cold weather.

Because Seita Scholars do not come in a standard size, the Seita Scholars Program took students shopping to pick out their own coats and boots on Nov. 23 and will make another trip on Thursday, Dec. 4. To make these shopping trips possible, donations are being solicited from the campus community.

Estimates suggest a pair of boots and a coat will each cost $50 to $75. For additional information or questions, please email seita-scholars@wmich.edu.

The Seita Scholars Program provides up to 160 tuition scholarships to youth who experienced foster care, as well as a comprehensive support program, campus housing during breaks, and other support services. It is sustained through ongoing WMU support, grants and individual donations.

Tax-deductible donations may be made by using your credit card or by check payable to WMU Foundation. In the memo line, enter Seita Scholars Emergency Fund, and mail it to: WMU Foundation
, Western Michigan University,
 1903 W. Michigan Ave., 
Kalamazoo MI  49008-5403.

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