Lone Star College-Tomball will host the third annual Undies for Everyone Fun Run on Saturday, March 28, at 9 a.m., on the LSC-Tomball main campus. The family-friendly, 1-mile event is designed not only to raise awareness of the program, but to collect new packages of underwear for local disadvantaged children. Last year, the event raised awareness of the program and collected 665 pieces of underwear and $508 toward purchasing more underwear for disadvantaged children in the Tomball, Magnolia and Waller school districts for the coming school year.
The fun run originated two years ago as a service-learning project for students to learn how they can easily serve their local communities in simple, straightforward ways. Last year, student-volunteers earned service-learning credit when their professors connected the run with topics or goals in their courses. Student organizations whose members volunteered their time to organize the event also earned service hours for their participation.
Undies for Everyone founder and executive director, Rabbi Amy Weiss said, “When a child has an accident at school, something as simple as a clean pair of underwear can boost that child’s self-esteem and potentially prevent bullying.” The event is open to participants of all skill levels and has traditionally had a festive, encouraging atmosphere. This year, HEB will be providing refreshments for the participants.
The entrance fee for the event is $10 or $5 plus a package of underwear. Participants are encouraged to donate new packages of underwear in any children’s size. Attendees may register online prior to the event at http://lsctomball-undies-for-everyone.eventbrite.com, then bring their payment and their donation to the check-in table on the morning of March 28.
Questions may be addressed to instructor Christian Collins at Christian.S.Collins@lonestar.edu. For more information about the Undies for Everyone initiative, visit http://www.undiesforeveryone.org.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.