Student organization donates blankets to homeless

Students Lydia Davis, Quinten Gaddy, Wilson Jackson and Travis Bain, along with Professor Bockman met with Columbia Police Chief Holbrook and Lt. Ron Felder to donate the blankets to the department.

On Jan. 27, the University of South Carolina School of Law Moot Court Bar student organization donated about 75 blankets to the Columbia Police Department.

The organization has been collecting blankets for their Blanket the City campaign since the semester began. This was the third year the group collected blankets as their service project, an idea that stemmed from their faculty adviser Professor Robert Bockman‘s personal tradition. For over 20 years, Bockman and his family have been collecting blankets and donating them to homeless shelters in Columbia.

This year, students teamed up with the Columbia Police Department. The blankets donated by students will be kept in officer’s patrol cars, in hopes of reaching those who need blankets, but may not be at shelters.

The Moot Court Bar wants to thank everyone who donated and helped make this campaign such a success.

Around 70 blankets were donated to the department.