Stratford University students organize clothing drive to help support veterans

FALLS CHURCH, Va., May 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Stratford University students are embarking on a large-scale community service project to support veterans in our local communities. Each campus will be collecting clothing donations May 21 through May 25, 2012.

Students, faculty, and staff are spring-cleaning their apartments, homes, and work spaces to donate much needed clothing to veterans and their family members. Our goal is to collect 50 bags of clothing to help support www.clothingdonations.org, which is a service of Vietnam Veterans of America.

Each Stratford campus has a designated “donation day” in which the public can bring their donations to our campus (during normal business hours), learn about the Vietnam Veterans of America organization, and receive a treat for their efforts from Stratford’s culinary department.

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Stratford University- Woodbridge Campus at Potomac Mills
    14349 Gideon Drive * Woodbridge, VA 22192 * 703-897-1982
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012
    Stratford University- Richmond Campus at Glen Allen
    11104 W. Broad Street * Glen Allen, VA 23060 * 804-290-4231
  • Thursday, May 24, 2012
    Stratford University- Baltimore Campus at Inner Harbor
    17 Commerce Street * Baltimore, MD 21202 * 410-752-4710
  • Friday, May 25, 2012
    Stratford University- Falls Church Campus at Tysons Corner
    7777 Leesburg Pike * Falls Church, VA 22043 * 703-821-8570

Stratford is recognized as a military-friendly school and is a member of the Services Members Opportunities College (SOC) program and participates in the Yellow Ribbon program. Stratford also has a number of programs designed to help U.S. military and former-U.S. military personnel complete their education.

“Each Stratford campus is always looking for ways to get involved with its local community. This large-scale, all-campus project was developed to support our accrediting body’s “Centennial Celebration.” The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools’ (ACICS) “WeSERVE” (Students Empowered to Respond and Volunteer Everywhere) community service initiative is a way for all of our campuses to work together towards a common goal and demonstrate our commitment to community service,” stated Sarah Giannakopoulos, Stratford University’s compliance officer and event organizer.

About Stratford University:
Stratford University operates campuses in Falls Church, Woodbridge, Richmond, and Newport News, Va.; and Baltimore, Md. The university offers 31 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the areas of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Health Sciences, Nursing, Business Administration, and Information Technology. Many of the degree programs are offered both on campus, as well as online. For more information on Stratford University, please visit www.stratford.edu .

SOURCE Stratford University

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