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William Penn University Partners with University of Houston for Donation


William Penn University is partnering with the University of Houston and schools across the nation in collecting T-shirts for victims of the devastating flood in Houston, Texas.

In light of Hurricane Harvey, University of Houston head basketball coach Kelvin Sampson spearheaded an initiative this week, asking colleges and universities across the country to send school t-shirts, shorts, socks and shoes to help those who have lost everything.

“The number-one thing I see in the students and faculty of William Penn is compassion. This opportunity to serve those in the Houston area who are going through the unthinkable is a chance for us to rise up as a campus community and show our commitment to service to those near and far,” said William Penn’s new Director of Athletics, Nik Rule.

This week, the William Penn University Athletic Department will ship hundreds of T-shirts and other clothing items to the University of Houston Athletic Department. College students and their families will receive clothing from William Penn and dozens of other schools across the country.

“At William Penn University, our mission of open hearts and open minds isn’t simply a set of goals we hope to achieve. It’s who we are at our very core. It’s the belief that every individual has value,” said William Penn President John Ottosson.

If you would like to help by making a donation, contact Joe Reagan, Director of Corporate/Foundation Relations at William Penn University, call 641-673-1047 or the local Red Cross.

About William Penn University

William Penn University provides the opportunity for an educational experience with a focus on leadership, technology and the Quaker principles of simplicity, peace-making, integrity, community and equality.

For more information, contact:

Hailey Brown
Communications/Event Coordinator
William Penn University
(641) 673-1078 |

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