Honors Program students collecting items for homeless shelter   

When students in the Introduction to Human Communications class had to come up with a service-learning project, several Honors Program students formed a group and decided to help people staying at the Safe Harbour homeless shelter in Carlisle.     

According to sophomore Kelsey Stasyszyn, “It’s a homeless shelter that helps individuals who maybe in the middle of their life had a crisis and just ended up with nothing and are trying to get back on their feet.”      

Safe Harbour is a not-for-profit organization that provides an emergency shelter for families and single females who are in desperate need of a secure place to live and who wish to begin getting their lives under control  

“We’re hoping to raise money to donate to the shelter. In addition we’re looking for donations for things like, pillows, mattress pads, fans, diapers, any type of warm clothing, socks, towels and washcloths, socks, non-perishable food items and personal hygiene products,” said sophomore, Kayleigh Chreyer. 

“We’re just trying to give the people at Safe Harbour the boost they need,” said first-year student Jimmy Scott.     

Items can be dropped off at Seavers Apartments 103 or at the Honors Program office, Horton Hall 201.  The group is hoping to collect all items by Nov. 21.     

“We wanted to do something a little more personal and something no one has done before,” added first-year student Ashley Seyler.