The Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning collected backpacks and other school supplies to give to the Salvation Army and Sunrise Rotary during their annual Fill the Bus event. CETL collected backpacks and school supplies from MSU staff, faculty, and students for two weeks in August. CETL collected and donated 71 backpacks and two large boxes of school supplies, which will be distributed to children who are in need August 21st.
Project Inspiration: As school is approaching, we were reminded that there are those in need of essential supplies, including backpacks. After looking at the prices of backpacks, which range from $15 to $80 per backpack, the need for backpacks was expressed by the Salvation Army and Sunrise Rotary. SInce this was an item that may not get donated often, CETL decided to focus on getting as many backpacks as we could.