Northeast gLOVE Project Accepting Donations

Northeast Campus Surgical Technology student association, Sigma Tau, is seeking donations of gloves, scarves and winter weather accessories for the annual “gLOVE” charitable project benefitting SafeHaven of Tarrant County.

Launched in 2006 by Instructor and Sigma Tau Advisor Cindy Mask, the project has helped to clothe thousands of children and women at the local domestic abuse shelter and continues to grow nationwide as well. Community colleges in seven other states have contacted Mask to implement the project in their own communities.

“Since we, as surgical technologists, wear gloves on a daily basis, the project makes a natural connection,” said Mask. “Our gloved hands will gLOVE the community. It is a simple way to provide for those in need while increasing exposure of our program and the profession.”

Hundreds of donations have been received already, but Mask welcomes any additional monetary or apparel contributions from the entire TCC community, as well as any corporate gifts, to help “glove the world.” The 2009 donation goal is to collect 2,000 pieces.

“Gloves are only a dollar at several local stores, so every little donation helps,” Mask added.

WFAA Channel 8’s Cynthia Izaguirre will be on campus Nov. 12 to cover the contributions of the community-service project in the station’s “Our Neighbor” segment, which highlights those in North Texas communities who make a difference.

Donations can be made through Monday, Nov. 23 in designated collection locations throughout Northeast Campus, including Health Sciences, NHSC 1138A and Student Activities, NSTU 1702. For more details, contact Mask at 817-515-6568.