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TWU students assist AIDS Services of North Texas
DENTON — Four Texas Woman’s University students
recently collected food and raised money for AIDS Services
of North Texas (ASNT) as part of a senior-level social work
The students who
worked on the project were Kandace Boykin and Tandy Faulkner
of Denton, Kari Ford of Allen and Lori Martin of Aubrey.
Practice Three Macro Project, we had to pick an at-risk population
and try help in whatever way we could,” Ms. Boykin said.
“We chose AIDS Services of North Texas as our target
population and our goal was to help collect money, food and
hygiene products for their food pantry.”
The project began
on June 7 and ended August 4. The students placed boxes for
food donations at TWU buildings throughout June and July.
They also collected food money for ASNT at the Denton Big
Lots on July 4. Money and other donations also were gathered
from fundraising at the Denton Wal-Mart and Target stores,
the Allen Target and Camp Arrowhead in Burleson.
The students raised
$276 and were able to donate two large boxes of food and hygiene
products to ASNT.
it impacted our social work practice, because it let us know
that even though we are a small group, we did make a difference,”
Ms. Martin said. “Working for a non-profit agency or
organization is not always easy, but it can be very rewarding.
Knowing that you helped someone in need is a great reward
in itself, and that is why we want to become social workers.”
AIDS Services of
North Texas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to decreasing
the impact of HIV and AIDS on the rural and outer urban communities
of North Texas through prevention, care and advocacy. For
more information, visit www.aidsntx.org.
Amanda McKeen Simpson
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456