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Panther Resource Closet

 

The Panther Resource Closet (PRC) officially opened January 2018 at the W.A. Lettinga Campus. The PRC stocks unopened non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, and new or gently used professional clothing that is in style, clean, and in good condition. The closet is designed to provide these resources free of charge to all enrolled students who might need them. The PRC is located on the lower level of the academic building between the main elevator and Public Safety Office.
 

The Impact of the PRC

In just one year of being officially open, the PRC received an estimated $5,423 worth of donated items to keep the closet stocked. Over 1,959 hygiene products, 1,804 food items, & 406 clothing garments were used by DU students during Winter 2018-Fall 2018 semesters.

 

How Do I Use the PRC?

Students currently enrolled with Davenport University may access the closet whenever they are in need. The PRC is available to students during the academic building's business hours. All students are encouraged to anonymously fill out a Visitor Log Form indicating what items were utilized so that staff can keep track of which items are in the highest demand. If you are a student and would like to request a specific item, please fill out the request form at the bottom of this page. Davenport students not attending the W.A. Lettinga campus are also eligible to utilize the PRC, and can request resources by using the request form at the bottom of this page.

Can I Donate to the PRC?

The PRC operates strictly on donations from individuals, department drives, and community groups. If your department would like to do a drive, please contact the Volunteer Center at volunteercenter@davenport.edu. Please be aware that the PRC currently is NOT accepting professional clothing at this time due to excess stock. All donations of non-perishable food or hygiene items must be dropped off at the Center for Campus Life during normal business hours. To learn what items the PRC is currently in need of, check out the donation list found at the bottom of this page. You can also donate online by clicking here.

Can Students Volunteer in the PRC?

The PRC is always looking for student volunteers to assist with general maintenance, restock, monthly inventory, tabling for events to raise awareness about the PRC, assistance in facilitating Career Fair mobile racks, and other activities throughout the academic year. All information, training, and/or materials needed will be provided by the Volunteer Center in the Center for Campus Life.For all volunteer inquires, email volunteercenter@davenport.edu or stop in at the Center for Campus Life.

Can I Use VTO in the PRC? 

You can volunteer in the PRC by assisting with general maintenance, restock, monthly inventory, tabling for events to raise awareness about the PRC, helping facilitate Career Fair mobile racks, and other activities. The PRC is also in need of individuals capable of making clothing alterations, so please let the Volunteer Center know if this is a skill you possess when expressing interest in volunteering. All information, training, and/or materials needed will be provided by the Volunteer Center in the Center for Campus Life.

For all volunteer inquires, email volunteercenter@davenport.edu or contact the Volunteer Center located int he Center for Campus Life. All VTO Requests can be submitted using Engage @ DU. 

Have Questions? Contact the Center for Campus Life

Volunteer Center
(616) 554-5047

Request Submission

Have a specific need or request? Please fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you. All correspondence is kept confidential.