April 6, 2020

Sun Center helps Haiti

SUN Center leader Natte Thomas could not sleep at night after hearing about the Haiti tragedy. She was up all night for several nights when she decided that she had to do something to help.
She was the Newborns in Need leader and felt an overwhelming peaceful feeling when she collaborated with Ryan Nelson and JJ Glasson to lead the project to make hygiene kits to immediately be sent to Haiti.
The kits will be delivered to Haiti through the Humanitarian Center in SLC.

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SUN Center leader Natte Thomas could not sleep at night after hearing about the Haiti tragedy. She was up all night for several nights when she decided that she had to do something to help.
She was the Newborns in Need leader and felt an overwhelming peaceful feeling when she collaborated with Ryan Nelson and JJ Glasson to lead the project to make hygiene kits to immediately be sent to Haiti.
The kits will be delivered to Haiti through the Humanitarian Center in SLC.
According to Kathy Murray, SUN Center director, “We must follow the strict guidelines from the Humanitarian Center. The goal for CEU is 50 kits.
The CEU students challenged the students of Carbon and Emery high schools to match or beat their goal. “The prize is knowing that you have helped someone in need but they would really like CEU to shine by meeting the goal or even better, doing more,” Murray said.
SUN Center President Cole Unsworth said, “We want to show the community that the students of CEU really care. By teaming with Carbon and Emery high schools, we can get more students involved in this worthwhile project.”
“We need your help, if you would like to donate please bring any of the following items to the SUN Center in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center or call and we will send someone to pick them up. If it’s easier to donate money to the SUN Center for the Haiti Project, we will do the shopping for you,” Murray said.
Each kit must contain two unbreakable combs without sharp handles, four toothbrushes (sealed), one tube of toothpaste (6-8 ounces, no pumps), two bars of soap (3.5-5 ounces each) and two hand towels (approximately 15×25 inches). Dishtowels and washcloths are not acceptable. One-gallon sealable bags are also needed.
History instructor Susan Neel was shopping recently. In an e-mail to the SUN Center, she wrote, “I was at shooping last weekend and it dawned on me that a bulk purchase of the items listed here might be a good idea, so I got a couple dozen toothbrushes, tooth paste, packages of soap, and a big bag of terry towels (they are a little smaller than you mention but larger than washcloths). The humanities faculty in CBB chipped in on the cost and would like to donate a dozen or so hygiene kits. Would it be possible for someone to come pick the items up at my office? It is a bit more than one person can carry and I wasn’t sure where you were collecting all the donations.”
Students in the SUN Center think she purchased enough material to make 25 kits, Unsworth added. We had some other faculty and staff donate money so we will achieve our goal by this weekend. Students will start putting together the hygiene kits Friday afternoon in the JLSC.

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