WCU Helping Homeless Students During 5-Week Winter Break

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During its five-week winter break when most students leave campus, WCU will continue its tradition of helping those students who are homeless by providing, at no cost, rooms in the residence halls, meals, and the friendship of university staff.

Throughout the winter break, 28 students who do not have residences will be able to stay in warm rooms thanks to the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services; take a winter-session bus shuttle provided by the Facilities Division; and count on the lasting friendship of Head Football Coach Bill Zwaan, Associate Director of Housing and Dining Administration Susan Visoskas, those in the Division of Student Affairs, Aramark Dining Services, and many, many others.

Thanks to a university-wide holiday drive currently being launched by Coach Zwaan with the help of staff in the Division of Student Affairs, gifts for the students will be collected on Monday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Coach Zwaan’s office, located at 850 South New Street, West Chester, as well as Sykes Student Union (Room 209), located at 110 West Rosedale Avenue, West Chester.

Several years ago, Coach Zwaan, his siblings, and Tori Nuccio, who acts as the Single Point of Contact for homeless and foster youth at WCU, decided to forego their gift-giving to be Santa to students at WCU who are homeless. WCU has been providing service to students on campus who are homeless since 2014. The university named its long-term efforts the Promise Program thanks to organizer Tori Nuccio.

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