Jackson State University students participated in “5 Days of Giving” on campus to give back for a good cause.
As Jackson State University Homecoming quickly approaches, students are thrilled about the entire week and what is to come. More specifically, they are excited that Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz will be performing at their Homecoming concert, however, the ticket cost was not so attractive.
To address this issue the Campus Activities Board launched their “5 Days of Giving.” For five days from 12-1 they gave out a specific amount of homecoming concert tickets in exchange for 10 non-perishable items. In total, by the end of the week, they raised over 12,000 non-perishable items.
Last week a local food center, Stewpot was broken into and many items were deemed stolen. Stewpot received the majority of the donations so that they can restock their shelves. Items will also be donated to Gateway, Salvation Army, and Stewpot again on Monday. Over 1,000 students on campus received a concert ticket, that was originally being sold for $30.
Campus Activities Board President Larry Strickland released a statement:
“Our primary goal was to be of service not only to the student community but to the community that surrounds our school. We hear the concerns of the students and acted immediately and by doing so killed two birds with one stone. I’m excited to see what the 2016-2017 CAB Administration has in store this academic school year. Stay tuned!”
The JSU Homecoming Concert will be on Tuesday, October 25th at 8 p.m.