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Suffolk in the Hub gives back through Rosie’s Place donation drive

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Donation box in 73 Tremont.

Suffolk in the Hub’s one-week donation drive for nonprofit Rosie’s Place has been extended until Thanksgiving. Students can donate gloves, scarves, mittens and other new winter accessories in a box located in 73 Tremont.

Suffolk in the Hub is a student-run marketing agency consisting of 38 students and advised by marketing instructor Kimberly Ring.

“We have been here for less than two years now and offer opportunities for students to get experience running drives. We aren’t a club, we are a business that built ourselves from the ground up, where students can learn lessons about business, how to use a platform and learn about paying it forward to the community,” said Ring. 

According to its website, Rosie’s Place is a nonprofit in Boston that aims to “provide hope and unconditional support to women struggling with homelessness and poverty.”

Ring said the Hub’s mission centers around community, especially since Suffolk University’s campus is in the heart of Boston.

“We do a lot of drives for the community of Boston, especially because Boston is our campus,” Ring said.

In the past, Suffolk in the Hub has run drives for Globe Santa and to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Ian in Florida and earthquakes in Turkey.

This year, Suffolk in the Hub chose to run a drive for Rosie’s Place. 

“It’s a warmth thing, especially as we are nearing the holidays,” said Ring. “We are trying to donate warm clothes, mittens, scarves and gloves. It does not have to be anything fancy either.”

The drive, originally scheduled to end Nov. 10, has been extended until Nov. 21. For organizer Clarissa Lagasse, a senior marketing major, the goal was to leave a positive impact. 

“It’s my last year here at Suffolk and I wanted to organize something for the Boston community,” said Lagasse.

Lagasse decided to work with Rosie’s Place because of her connection to business writing and marketing professor Lori LaDuke, who had previously worked with the nonprofit. 

“It’s especially important to give back during the holidays and before I leave Suffolk,” said Lagasse.

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Josh is a senior journalism and communications major with a politics minor. He was born and raised in East Boston, Massachusetts, and has had a passion for the news since he was 8-years-old, watching and discussing the news to his single-mother of six kids. He has a strong passion for his Latinx background and wants to be as involved as possible with culture at Suffolk.
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Leo is a senior political science major with a minor in journalism from Clinton, Connecticut. He has photographed political events, protests, performing arts groups and documented Boston Pride for the People for the History Project. Outside of Suffolk, Leo is an avid Dungeons and Dragons player and podcast listener. After graduation, he plans on attending law school and working in politics.

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