Oxfam America project assists local organization

Release Date: 1/25/2013

University of the Ozarks' student chapter of Oxfam America recently made a $1,000 donation to the Junior Auxiliary of Clarksville to help the organization in its projects to provide school supplies, clothing and hygiene products to underprivileged school children throughout Johnson County.

The money was raised in the fall through a campus-wide fund-raiser in coordination with the university food service Aramark. More than 200 students signed up to skip a meal in the university cafeteria in order to secure the donation.

Oxfam donates to local charity.

Attending the event were (from left) Junior Auxiliary Vice President and Projects Chair Dianne McKissack, Junior Auxiliary Secretary Carol Martin, Junior Auxiliary President Christina Mize, Oxfam Co-President Scotti Burnside, Oxfam Co-President Morgan O'Neil, and Oxfam member Lauren Ray.

Oxfam is an international confederation of 14 organizations working in 98 countries worldwide to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Oxfam works directly with communities, including college campuses, in their effort to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.