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Panther Resource Closet

 

 

If you are a DU Student in need of food, hygiene products, or other resources, visit this link -- tinyurl.com/prcpackrequest --or visit the panther resource closet downstairs of the sneden building between the public safety office and the elevator.

UPDATES TO THE PRC DURING COVID-19

Due to Covid-19, the PRC has shifted to having "PRC Packs" available for students in the same location as the prc has always been. "PRC packs" are labeled based on items included inside. Packs include: snack packs (quick items you can eat on the go), meal packs (ingredients you can use to cook a meal), hygiene packs (shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc.), and menstrual packs (tampons + pads). Vegetarian packs are labeled using a green indicator sticker. Items from packs that students did not end up using can be returned to the basket sitting on top of the prc pack station. Please do not dig through packs, but instead choose one and return unused items later. If there are items that you need that are not included in these packs, or if you need special accomodations, utilize the link at the bottom to submit a request.

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. 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 emailing volunteercenter@davenport.edu or utilizing this link-- tinyurl.com/prcpackrequest

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.

NOTE: Please refrain from donating partially used food and hygiene products to the PRC. The PRC has limited capacity for sorting donation items, and these items are not appropriate for distribution by the PRC.

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? 

At this time, the PRC is limiting volunteer opportunities to ongoing volunteer commitments. If you would like to volunteer with the PRC on an ongoing basis, email volunteercenter@davenport.edu or contact the Volunteer Center located int he Center for Campus Life. 

Have Questions? Contact the Center for Campus Life

Volunteer Center
(616) 554-5047