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WSOU-FM Hosts Record-Breaking Clothing Drive

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 10/20/2020

Seton Hall University’s WSOU South Orange, N.J. set a record for donations to its annual clothing drive held in October for the Our Lady of the Sioux Church on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The station collected enough clothing to fill 25 large boxes with clothes, footwear, and accessories for all ages and all seasons. Students folded and packed the donations at the radio station, while following safety measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The clothing will benefit members of the Oglala Lakota community, as well as others on the reservation. WSOU’s relationship with the Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Church began in 2014, after a station staff member participated in a university-organized mission trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

“I am beyond proud of the way that our staff members, alumni, and university community came together for this effort.” said WSOU Staff Representative Dalton Allison. “With all of the negative things happening in the world this year, it just goes to show that human compassion triumphs over everything else.”

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