DEB Does Deeds for Columbus House

The Charger Bulletin

by the sisters of Delta Epsilon Beta

I’m sure you had a knock on your door the other day with girls asking you if you had any toiletries to donate to the Columbus House. The ladies of Delta Epsilon Beta went from door to door in the dorms and asked for donations for the Columbus House charity. Thanks to the generosity of students here at UNH, we were able to collect and assemble 10 bags of toiletries for the Columbus House. We received a large amount of toilet paper, soap, shampoos. We even got toothpaste and toothbrushes, body wash and deodorants.

The Columbus House has been around since 1982. It consists of over 90 employees, advisors, shared combine agencies, company and community leaders, a devoted board of directors, and hundreds of volunteers from throughout the New Haven County. Every year the Columbus House helps chronically homeless individuals break the cycle, rise above their addictions, achieve psychological health treatment, and locate housing. They have three types of shelters with the same goal. Columbus House aims to reach homeless adults on the street through extensive outreach and to offer safe surroundings for those individuals who walk through their doors. The emergency shelter provides over 80 men and women with shelter for 365 nights a year, serving over 78,000 meals yearly.  They also have a case management service which includes referrals to mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. Also employment training programs, education, health services, and housing.

Thank you again to the University of New Haven student community for your generous donations! The sisters of Delta Epsilon Beta appreciate your support!