One Stop Center employees Karen Ripley and Becca Johnson showcase donations during last year's "Show Your Love Campaign".

By Kristen McLaughlin

In the Valentine’s Day spirit, The Texas State University Round Rock Campus is participating in the “Show Your Love Campaign” by donating new socks and underwear for K-12 students to the Round Rock ISD Clothes Closet.

The Clothes Closet was established in 1976 and is one of the first community service projects, started by the RRISD Council of PTAs. The resource supplies families in need with five complete outfits of gently worn clothing as well as new underwear and socks two times during the school year. Students and families in need can benefit from the service project by talking to their campus nurse. The project has already benefited 1,000 children this fall.

During the “Show Your Love Campaign”, Texas State RRC and others in the community are hosting donation drop off locations for new socks and underwear. Donations can be dropped off on campus in the One Stop Center (Avery, Suite 201) by Feb. 20.

“It is a great chance to give back to an organization that does so much for our district, the PTAs and ultimately the children in our own neighborhoods,” said Michelle Jackson, RRISD Community Partnerships Supervisor. “Most of us are here because we believe every child deserves the best possible education, and having the basic necessities is a part of that.”

Last year, 1,100 donations were made by community members as a part of the campaign. Jackson said she hopes to exceed last year’s donations. Other partners for the “Show Your Love Campaign” include Round Rock Express, the Round Rock ISD Food Services Department, Zcore Business Solutions, O’Connell Robertson, The Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and The Lower Colorado River Authority.

The Clothes Closet has two locations, Anderson Mill and Voigt elementary schools. Each semester, the Clothes Closet serves more than 700 students. For more information about the “Show Your Love Campaign” or the Clothes Closet, e-mail

Between the “Show Your Love Campaign”, the Psychology Association Bake Sale and Bobcats Leaving Out Violence (BLOV) awareness day, Texas State University is honoring the generous spirit of Valentine’s Day. Below are some other events on campus this week:

  • Bobcats Leaving Out Violence (BLOV) Awareness, Feb. 14, 2nd floor atrium
  • Psychology Association Bake Sale (Valentine’s Day theme), Feb. 14-Feb. 16, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., 2nd floor atrium
  • SLAC Learning Style Workshop, Feb. 16, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Avery 419. Food provided to those who RSVP to by 5 p.m. on Feb. 15.  Otherwise, walk-ins are welcome.
  • Trade Up Days, Feb. 13-Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 2nd floor atrium. Trade up another college or university T-shirt for a new Texas State T-shirt. If you don’t have a T-shirt, bring a $5 donation.
  • Teacher Recruitment Program Information Session, Feb. 16, 5-6 p.m., Avery 454.

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