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Mines students partner with community and campuses for Nov. coat drive
Release Date Wednesday, November 6, 2013

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Nov. 6, 2013) – Student groups Circle K and the Rotaract Club at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are spreading the warmth this season, partnering with the American Advertising Federation-Black Hills (AAF-Black Hills) and students at Black Hills State University and the University Center Rapid City to launch AAF-Black Hills’ first-ever “Warm Up” Coat Drive.

Kicking off today, Nov. 6, and running through Saturday, Nov. 30, the groups will collect adult- and child-sized coats from the community, both new and gently used, to deliver to those in need on the Pine Ridge reservation.

Rapid City collection points will be at the Surbeck Center on the School of Mines campus, 501 E. St. Joseph St.; Simpsons Printing, 2410 South Plaza Drive; Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson, & Ashmore, LLP, 506 Sixth Street; and the University Center Rapid City, 4300 Cheyenne Blvd. The Spearfish collection point will be at Black Hills State University, 1200 University Blvd.


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