Smithgall Student Services Building, Suite 141
353 Ferst Drive
Atlanta GA 30332-0285

Community Connections


Join the tradition of service at Georgia Tech by participating in Community Connections 2012! 

Did you know that Georgia Tech's motto is "Progress & Service"? We put these words into action, starting with FASET. Throughout the summer, we are hosting a collection drive to benefit the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children, one of our neighboring community partners.

All families and students are encouraged to participate at their FASET session by bringing one of the items listed below to donate. The project will culminate with an on-campus service event on Friday, August 17, 2012 where incoming students will volunteer along-side upper class students, faculty, and staff to package donated goods and assemble kits for delivery to the Atlanta Day Shelter. Examples of kits include Critical Needs Kits, Baby Special Needs Kits, and Laundry Kits.

ADS has specifically requested the following items to fulfill the shelter’s most pressing needs in August:

Small_Act_Big_Impact_Sticker.jpg Hand sanitizer (travel size)
Kleenex (travel size)
Shampoo (travel size)
Conditioner (travel size)
Lotion (travel size)
Bar soap / Body wash (travel size)
Baby shampoo (travel size)
Baby lotion (travel size)
Baby oil (travel size)
Baby soap / body wash (travel size)
Tide pods (or individual packaged laundry detergent)
Dryer Sheets
Ziploc Bags (Sandwich and Snack-sized)

No. 2 pencils
Mechanical pencils
Colored Pencils
Markers (primary colors)
Highlighters (yellow)
Calculator (mini)
Spiral Notebooks
Folders (three pronged with pockets)
Binders (1 in)
Notebook paper (college ruled or wide ruled)

Collection bins are located at the FASET Check-in table and FASET Help Desk. Bins are also located in the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement (Student Center Commons, Room 2211) and the Office of New Student & Sophomore Programs (Student Services Building, Suite 141).

The mission of the Atlanta Day Shelter is to ease the burden of homelessness for women and children and to assist in establishing self-sufficiency by providing comprehensive education and supportive services in a manner that respects human dignity. Since its founding in 1984, ADS has served as a daytime resource center and safe refuge for homeless women and children in the Metro Atlanta area. In 2011, ADS served 3,537 women and 1,105 children for a total of 4,642 individuals.

For more information, contact Sarah Perkins, Civic Engagement Coordinator, at or 404-894-1197.


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