SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A clothing drive is providing Syracuse School District students with the clothing they need. For the past three weekends, dozens of people have dropped off clothing to the Syracuse drop-off location on West Genesee Street. Along with in-person donations, people can purchase items off the clothing drive’s Amazon wish list. Sharif King, a member of Syracuse alumni fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi, was excited his fraternity was part of the impact.
“This is just one of the initiatives, and we wanted to do something to give back,” King said. “Coats, clothes, accessories, things that people can use in any season.”
As the clothing drive enters its fourth and final Saturday, King knows this is only the beginning; and will continue to help the Syracuse community.
“We wanna make sure that we’re visible,” King said. “We wanna make sure that if anybody else wants to collaborate with us, that they know that we’re here.”
King and Kappa Alpha Psi did not work alone. The fraternity teamed up with two other local organizations, Rise Above Poverty and The Community Closet, to promote, host and donate all proceeds to the students in need.
The drive will see its last day on May 1, going from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Rise Above Poverty Facebook Page.