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2010.11.30 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Lydia House to Benefit from Warm Winter Clothing Drive

Omaha - Approximately 2,000 people in Omaha are homeless each night. To assist these homeless men, women and children, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) School of Communication honor society, Lambda Pi Eta, and the UNO Ad Club will accept donations for their second annual Warm Winter Drive Monday, Nov. 29 through Thursday, Dec. 16.

Acceptable donations include coats, hats, gloves, mittens, earmuffs, scarves, socks and blankets.

Donation drop-off boxes are located in Arts and Science Hall, Room 140, and the Criss Library main entrance.

Donations will support the Open Door Mission's Lydia House, which provides emergency services for women and families in need of immediate assistance.

Lambda Pi Eta, Psi Rho chapter of UNO, won the Rookie Chapter of the Year Award for 2010. Lambda Pi Eta is an honor society initiated by the University of Arkansas’ department of communication in 1985. This organization only extends membership to journalism, broadcasting and speech communication majors.

UNO Ad Club, affiliated with the American Advertising Federation, is a networking club on campus that hosts advertising professionals and plans events. Most recently, Ad Club worked on the advertising campaign for the UNO rugby team.

For more information, contact Anna Berlett: aberlett@unomaha.edu.

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