Nursing students collect gloves, scarves, hats and mittens for Jackson County youth

The Nurses Christian Fellowship student organization at Western Carolina University is seeking donations of gloves, scarves, hats and mittens to give to youth in Jackson County.

A collection box for donations is located at Room 209 of Moore Hall on campus, and donations will be accepted through Tuesday, Dec. 13. Faculty and students involved in the Nurses Christian Fellowship will then deliver the items to various Jackson County Schools.

The student group planned the initiative as part of the WCU Poverty Project. As part of the project, students, faculty and staff from across campus are taking part in engaged teaching, learning, service, and creative and scholarly opportunities focused on poverty, locally and globally, throughout the 2011-12 academic year.

For more information, contact Cheryl Clark, assistant professor of nursing, at 828-227-3529 or