10.31.2011

Student Bar Association Collects “Blessing Bags” for the Homeless

The Regent Law Student Bar Association (SBA) will be collecting “Blessing Bags” through Friday, November 4, to help homeless individuals at the Union Mission Shelter in Norfolk, VA.

“This project is specifically helping the Union Mission because it's such a large shelter for homeless people in our area,” said Alex Wolfe, the SBA 3L Class President and Chair of the Community Service Committee.

To contribute a “Blessing Bag,” Regent Law community members should fill gallon-size zip lock bags with toiletries and other smaller items such as: deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, razors, granola bars, snacks, socks, gloves, and other small items.

SBA has only a few more days to collect as many blessing bags as possible. Individuals or groups may also donate $10 and the SBA will use the funds to purchase and fill a “Blessing Bag.”

At this point the SBA has collected roughly 70 bags; however, the SBA encourages more donations to reach the Union Mission’s approximately 300 clients.

A donation box is located in the lobby of Robertson Hall for those that want to bless the lives of the homeless in the Hampton Roads area.