UW Bothell Students Create Husky Packs
In the face of rising cost of tuition and other higher education expenses, Ty Edwards, ASUW-Bothell’s Director of Student Advocacy and co-founder James Liu, initiated a program, Husky Packs, for members of the surrounding community. Husky Packs serves both the Bothell and Seattle campuses to help support low-income individuals who might not otherwise have the money to buy basic essentials. Student volunteers collect items by donation and build them into the Husky Packs for distribution and anonymous pick-up.
Included in the packs is information about the dates and times for local free dinners, the locations of local food banks, websites for job opportunities, and locations for free counseling. “I am very thankful to be a part of an organization that is steered by an amazing group of students who are inspired and dedicated toward having a positive impact on our surrounding communities, and taking an active role in the fight against homelessness and poverty,” says co-founder Ty Edwards.
Photo courtesy of Ty Edwards