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TWU students assist AIDS Services of North Texas

08/09/06



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 project.

The students who worked on the project were Kandace Boykin and Tandy Faulkner of Denton, Kari Ford of Allen and Lori Martin of Aubrey.

“For our 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.

“I believe 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.

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