Through Dec. 1, the UTSA Bank of America
Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) will sponsor the
"If You Don't Wear it, Share It," coat and blanket drive benefitting
foster youth from BCFS Health and Human Services, and Child Advocates of
San Antonio (CASA).
Winter clothing is a necessity for foster youth in the wintertime as
temperatures drop. A warm jacket and a blanket can be the difference
between illness or well-being in the winter months.
During the drive, UTSA students will accept blanket, jacket and
outerwear donations from infant sizes to adult sizes. Donations will be
accepted at the Bank of America CAPRI Center in Monterey Building Room
2.260 on the UTSA Downtown Campus.
The project is supported by a UTSA HUD foster youth grant funded through
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The HUD
program gives UTSA graduate students and interns an opportunity to
mentor foster youth, facilitate educational workshops, provide college
access and information, assist with student housing and dorms, and
provide financial aid assistance to all foster youth in care.
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academic universities and six health institutions in the UT System. As a
multicultural institution of access and excellence, UTSA aims to be a
national research university providing access to educational excellence
and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
UTSA serves nearly 31,000 students in more than 135 degree programs in
the colleges of Architecture, Business, Education and Human Development,
Engineering, Liberal and Fine Arts, Public Policy, Sciences and the
Honors College, University College and Graduate School. Founded in 1969,
UTSA is an intellectual and creative resource center and a socioeconomic
development catalyst for Texas and beyond. Learn more at www.utsa.edu.