SUNY Maritime Helps Domestic Violence Victims

SUNY Maritime College faculty, staff and students packed more than 225 drawstring backpacks with undergarments, clothing and toiletries for rape and domestic violence victims. Many of these backpacks included messages of strength and hope and symbolic Life Saver candies.
Photo courtesy of SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime College donated more than 225 drawstrings backpacks to victims of rape and domestic violence on Friday, October 14.

The college’s Faculty-Student Association donated funds to purchase 200 sweatpants and sweatshirts; college president rear admiral Michael Alfultis and his wife, Kim donated funds to purchase more than 200 undergarments and socks; the Office of Housing and Residential Life donated toiletries and the Office of Student Affairs gave feminine hygiene products.

Companies and corporations including Ken Duane, Heritage Brands of North America Wholesale for PVH Corp. CEO; Zim Sailing and Landfall. Bronx Target also contributed to the effort.

A regiment of cadets volunteered in delivering the backpacks to four shelters in the borough.

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