Several Angelo State University student organizations are joining with the Give More HUGS nonprofit organization and San Angelo’s Teacher Supply Store for a Holiday School Supplies drive to benefit San Angelo children.
The drive will run from now through Friday, Nov. 15, with drop-off stations on the ASU campus at the Educator Preparation Information Center, Room 287, Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive; the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive; the Porter Henderson Library, 2025 S. Johnson St.; the Mathematics-Computer Science Building, 2200 Dena Drive; the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer St.;  and the Rassman Building, 2222 Dena Drive.  An off-campus drop-off site will be in the Teacher Supply Store, 310 N. Chadbourne St.

All types of school supplies will be accepted, including pencils, pens, folders, notebooks, erasers, rulers, paper, pencil sharpeners, markers, crayons, glue, colored pencils and backpacks.  In addition, children’s clothing such as sweaters, jackets, under garments and socks will be collected.

“The goal of this initiative is to provide the necessary tools for learning and to spread holiday cheer during the upcoming holiday season,” said Chris McGilvery, an instructor in ASU’s Department of Teacher Education and president of Give More HUGS.  “We are collecting basic school supplies and clothing for the many children in need.”

Participating ASU student organizations include Kappa Pi, Kappa Delta Pi, the Council of Exceptional Children, Alpha Phi Omega and the ASU student chapter of the Texas State Teacher’s Association.

The Give More HUGS organization was founded in Lamesa to help schools, teachers and students in need.  More details are available online at

For more information on the school supplies drive, call McGilvery at 806-759-5401 or Jessica Garrido at

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