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Red Raiders Give Back to the Community

Bailey Bales

November 10, 2017

Various campus departments and organizations are collecting donations for the holidays.

Several groups at Texas Tech University are doing their part to help local organizations and others in need. Below are some of the donation drives happening, along with information on how to donate.

Parenting Cottage of Lubbock Kids Book Drive

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Nov. 1-24
  • Hosted by Student Union and Activities
  • All books donated will help children and families through the Parenting Cottage of Lubbock. Any hard-covered small books or board books for children age 5 and under will be accepted. Donors may drop off books at the Student Activities Board office in the basement of the Student Union Building, Suite 020.

Contact: Jon Mark Bernal, (806) 742-3636 or

Tech Can Share

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Oct. 30-Nov. 30
  • Hosted by Student Activities Board
  • The Tech Can Share canned food drive benefits the South Plains Food Bank. Donors may drop off canned and non-perishable food items like vegetables, tuna, pasta and rice at the Student Activities Board office in the basement of the Student Union Building, Suite 020. There will also be drop-off days on Nov. 15 and Nov. 30 where donors can drop off items from noon to 1 p.m. at the Student Union Building Copy/Mail. Items in glass containers will not be accepted. Monetary donations can be made online on the Tech Can Share website.
  • The Texas Tech Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Board are also collecting peanut butter for Tech Can Share. Peanut butter donations can be dropped off at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center at 17th St. & University Ave.

Contact: Gabrielle Diaz, (806) 742-4708 or

Museum and Heritage Student Association Canned Food Drive

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays excluding Mondays, Nov. 1-30
  • Hosted by the Museum and Heritage Student Association
  • Donated food will help the South Plains Food Bank. Donors can drop off canned food, peanut butter, cereal, pasta and soup at the Museum of Texas Tech University at 3301 4th St. in the break room. The food drive is open to all museum administration, faculty, staff, students and those who are a part of the Lubbock Lake Landmark.

Contact: Ivana Montenegro, (806) 742-2442 or

Hands of Hope Collection Drive

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Oct. 2-Dec. 1
  • Hosted by Women's & Gender Studies
  • Items donated through the Hands of Hope Collection Drive will benefit Women's Protective Services. Donors may drop off blankets, diapers, toiletries, laundry supplies and office supplies at the Women's & Genders Studies office in Doak Hall, Room 123. For more information on items you can bring or the Hands of Hope Collection Drive, visit the website.

Contact: Patricia Earl, (806) 834-5250 or

Mentor Tech Food Drive

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 5
  • Hosted by Mentor Tech
  • The annual food drive is part of the South Plains Food Bank U Can Share Food Drive. Mentor Tech's goal is to collect 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food items. Donors can bring shelf-stable milk, canned fish and poultry, whole grain cereal and macaroni and cheese to the Mentor Tech office at Doak Hall, Room 106.

Contact: Lett Hernandez, (806) 742-8692 or

Toys for Tickets

  • 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, Nov. 20-Dec. 12
  • Hosted by Transportation & Parking Services
  • The 12th annual Toys for Tickets program benefits the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program. Anyone with unpaid parking citations may bring new, unwrapped toys with a receipt of at least the value of the citation. All donations are welcome and do not require a citation dismissal. Toys can be turned in at the Transportation & Parking Services office at 407 Flint Ave.

Contact: Stacy Stockard, (806) 742-7275 or

Wreck Hunger: TTU Graduate and International Food Pantry Food Drive

  • The Wreck Hunger Food Pantry is asking for help restocking pantry shelves. The Food Pantry needs tuna, canned chicken, low-sodium canned vegetables, canned fruit and dried pasta. Other items can be found in the Food Pantry's Wish List. Donations can be dropped off at the food pantry in the Graduate Center, Administration Building, Room 41, or delivered to the Food Pantry from their Amazon or Walmart wish lists.

Contact: Ashlee Taylor, (806) 834-8223 or

KTXT Toy Drive

Contact: Haylee Uptergrove, (806) 834-1326 or

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