Mosaic Cupboard Provides Shampoo and Support

(Photo courtesy of the Office of Multicultural Engagement)

(Photo courtesy of the Office of Multicultural Engagement)

By Angely Arriaza, Contributing Writer

This semester, the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) has launched a project known as Mosaic Cupboard, which has become another helpful resource on campus for students.

The project is part of the college’s mission to support students outside of the classroom. Students on campus do not always have the access to toiletries which can be for a variety of reasons which can be financial reasons or even not being able to get off campus. Mosaic Cupboard has become a helping hand for this problem.

Through donations from students and faculty members, this project aims to create a change on campus through the compassion students are showing each other, forming a caring and welcoming community on campus.

“We want to provide these items for the student community,” said the creator of this project, OME Assistant Director Shantanique Johnson. Some of the many items being provided are shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, feminine supplies, laundry detergent, and razors.

Johnson’s experience going to a small liberal arts Catholic school and struggling with having toiletries made her want to help others have an easier experience obtaining the resources that they need.

The Mosaic Cupboard welcomes all students — no matter their race, economic status, religion, gender, or sexuality — to reach out to them for the help they need on campus.

In order to request items, there is an online form to fill out. This form can be found on the OME website under Support. All requests are anonymous by just entering the last 4 digits of the student’s ID number. Students can pick up their request once it’s ready at the OME building on Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If anyone wants to donate and support this project, they can find a donation link on the Support page of the OME website.

The OME and Mosaic Cupboard have made it their mission to support everyone.

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Author: Angely Arriaza

Angely Arriaza '22 is a staff writer for The Gettysburgian who writes primarily for the features section, with which she covers diversity and volunteering. She hails from Jamaica, New York. She is majoring in Spanish and minoring in education. Follow her on Instagram @angely034.

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